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Vladimir Putin considers reforms in Ukraine ‘complete mockery’

Ukraine should implement a series of reforms for the IMF loan.

Vladimir Putin

Social and economic reforms conducted in Ukraine are a "complete mockery," said Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday.

At a press conference held after the meeting of the Supreme Council of the Union State of Russia and Belarus Vladimir Putin was asked how he assessed the socio-economic situation in Ukraine and whether the Russian-Belarusian summit discussed the ongoing transformations, Hronika.info reports with reference to Interfax.

"We talked about it. Regarding the form, everything is correct, but in fact it is a complete mockery," Putin said.

It should be recalled that Ukraine should implement a series of reforms to receive a loan from the International Monetary Fund's Extended Fund Facility (EFF) worth $ 17.5 billion. According to the agreements with the IMF, the prices for gas and heat to the population of Ukraine will gradually increase to the market level within two years.