KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko said on Thursday that Kiev expects additional tranche of a new four-year International Monetary Fund program of more than $5 billion this year.
Yaresko told a press conference that the IMF will review the program in May-June.
"I cannot say for now when the second tranche will happen," Yaresko said.
She added that the U.S. law firm White & Case will be advising Kiev on debt restructuring and that she hopes a solution will be found within two months.
"I'm an optimist," she said.
Reporting by Natalia Zinets; Writing by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Polina Devitt