President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, who is on a visit to Ukraine.
The Head of State thanked the head of the IMF and her team for the visit and support for Ukraine since the first days of Russia’s full-scale invasion.
“We are extremely pleased that we are in the focus of your attention. Your support creates an opportunity for Ukraine to remain strong. It is also a weapon – an economic weapon that allows us, our society, and our business to develop. We really want business to develop, we want investments to come, and we know that the IMF always gives the right signals through its activities, so we are very grateful for this signal,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
Kristalina Georgieva, for her part, noted that she follows the events in Ukraine quite closely. She praised the activities of the Ukrainian state and all institutions that continue to work despite the full-scale Russian invasion.
“I was extremely impressed by the fact that the country and the government are functioning very well in these extraordinary conditions of invasion. I wanted to see this. When I speak to the IMF board tomorrow, I will say that this is indeed a country that is functioning extremely well and efficiently despite the terrible attack on its people and its territory,” the IMF Managing Director said.
She said that this morning she visited Irpin, which she wanted to see with her own eyes. The IMF head was impressed by the fact that the city’s social infrastructure and networks were restored in a short period of time and are functioning again.
Kristalina Georgieva also praised the work of the local authorities, which, in addition to direct support from the government, actively attract external funding.