WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — When asked how satisfied the IMF is with the progress of reforms in Ukraine, Rooden said, "We want to see an acceleration of reforms."
"They need to go faster," he stated. "They've made a lot of progress and so the economy has started to stabilize, has started to grow but the country needs a faster pace of economic growth."
The fund has seen "remarkable progress’’ in a number of areas, particularly in the micro policies, he said.
"But on the side of the structure reforms, state of enterprise reforms, judicial reform, tackling corruption — that needs to accelerate," he added.
Ukraine heavily relies on foreign aid to support its economy and to pay debts amid the ongoing armed conflict with independence supporters in the country's southeast.
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