KIEV, September 25. / TASS /. The head of the political council of the Opposition Platform – For Life (OCPL) party, deputy of the Verkhovna Rada, Viktor Medvedchuk, requires the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry to apply to the IMF and the EU with an official request about possible secret agreements of these organizations with respect to Ukraine. This was stated on Friday in a message on the party's website.
The reason for this request was a statement made by the Vice-President of the European Commission, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell during a recent visit to Kiev. He said that the EU is ready to provide Ukraine with € 1.2 billion of macro-financial assistance, but for this Kiev needs to agree with all the requirements of the IMF.
"I demand that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine immediately submit an official request to the IMF and the EU. The essence of the request: whether these international organizations have any secret (oral or written) agreements with respect to Ukraine. If there are such agreements with respect to the sovereign state of Ukraine, they should be immediately made public in accordance with generally accepted international practice. Ukraine cannot afford to treat itself as a colony, "Medvedchuk said.
The politician asks the question: "Why does Mr. Borrell, representing the EU, an independent European intergovernmental organization, speak at all about the requirements of the IMF, a completely different international organization with its own plenipotentiary leadership?" "Such official statements by the EU plenipotentiary indicate that there are some secret agreements between the European Union and the IMF regarding Ukraine, which the leadership of the European Commission follows. I believe that the existence of secret agreements between the EU and the IMF regarding third sovereign countries is a gross violation of the charters of the aforementioned organizations, "Medvedchuk stressed.