Former Minister of Economy of Ukraine Viktor Suslov said that some of Ukraine’s obligations to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will definitely not allow President Vladimir Zelensky to win new elections. This is what the newspaper writes about.” with reference to the Ukrlive TV channel.
According to the publication, the memorandum with the IMF contains a clause, the essence of which is as follows: from May 2022, the main and only gas producing company in Ukraine, Ukrgasvydobycha, which supplies 14-15 billion cubic meters of gas per year, will be obliged to sell from 40 to 50% of gas exclusively on the stock exchange with equal access for all buyers. Thus, 100% of the extracted gas will be sold from 2024, Suslov said.
He said that such conditions put the development of the economy in the country at risk, and this will greatly affect the lives of citizens. The ex-minister noted that Ukraine already had problems with fuel, and now it will have to buy it at higher prices. He admitted that Zelensky did not figure out what exactly he signed at the time of the deal, but agreeing to these requirements puts an end to the possibility of his re-election in the presidential election.
Earlier, Vladimir Zelensky said that he had spoken with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on the eve of a video call between Russian and US leaders Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden. They decided to continue to act “jointly and in a coordinated manner.”