IMF chief says 'extremely encouraged' by Ukraine reforms

A picture taken and released by the Ukrainian presidential press-service on September 6, 2015 shows Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (L) and the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde posing in KievInternational Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde on Sunday heaped praise on Ukraine’s reform efforts in a visit to Kiev following a deal to restructure the country’s debt burden. “I’m extremely encouraged by the progress that you have been achieving (over) the past few months,” Lagarde said at a press conference alongside Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Lagarde added a few words of caution, though, saying, “This is not the end of the road.

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