Deputy Prime Minister Sergii Tigipko and Minister of Finance Fedir Yaroshenko today fly to Washington for consultations with the International Monetary Fund. The press secretary of the Prime Minister Vitaliy Lukyanenko reported.

"By instruction the Prime Minister Tigipko and Yaroshenko flew to Washington for consultations with the IMF," - he said.

On October 25 IMF mission arrived in Ukraine to continue the discussion in the context of the second revision of the program supported by a stand-by arrangement and consultations for the 2011 Under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement. The cooperation program between Ukraine and the IMF, approved in July 2010, provides the loan to Ukraine at about $ 16 billion. Validity of the program - 2.5 years. Among the demands are gas and heating increases.