14:47 Jun. 4, 2016
The appointment of Groysman ended months of political turmoil that had stymied policymaking
Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said on Friday he would not let his decision-making be shackled by powerful vested interests, allowing him to push through reforms and usher in a period of economic stability.
In his first interview with foreign media since taking office in April, Groysman told Reuters he was confident of receiving a further installment of aid worth .7 billion from the International Monetary Fund, which is contingent on implementing reforms.
He will travel to Washington in mid-June, with Ukraine having recently taken two major steps - freeing up gas prices and passing legislation to tackle corruption in the judiciary - under its commitments in a USD 40 billion international bailout deal.