"It is obvious that, without the IMF funds, Ukraine can neither stabilize the hryvnia exchange rate, nor ensure the fulfillment of budget items, even the so-called guaranteed budget items. Ukraine will ask to accelerate the disbursement of the next tranche, or even expand the IMF bailout package," Novak said.
At the same time, he expects no specific agreements to be reached during the meetings in Davos.
Read alsoIMF to assess Ukraine consistency with revised lending policiesAs known, the mountainous town of Davos in Switzerland hosts the 46th annual World Economic Forum (WEF) between January 20-23, 2016. More than 2,500 participants from over 100 countries are expected to take part in various sessions of the Forum. The Ukrainian president will also participate in the WEF, where he expects to meet leadership of the IMF and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Experts say the Ukrainian issue will unlikely top the meeting's agenda in view of the recent developments around the world.