Relations with the IMF have become a real headache for the presidential administration. Ukraine’s creditors have made it clear that an independent anti-corruption court is a must.
The president’s office has tried to circumvent that demand, by submitting a bill to the Verkhovna Rada that set unrealistic requirements for the candidates, hoping this would derail the process.
But the IMF openly criticized this stance, in a letter leaked to the public, and asked that the unrealistic requirements be withdrawn. More about recent tendencies you can read in our new report “(Failing to) Fake Out the IMF”.