Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said this during a meeting with the head of the IMF European Department, Christopher Jarvis. According to him, economic growth will be achieved, in particular, given the forecasts of experts submitted to the government on a substantial increase in domestic agricultural production in 2013. In addition, in the fourth quarter of 2012 the global markets showed a rise in the prices for steel products, the prime minister added.
He also noted that now the government is already finalizing the program to stimulate domestic production, which should compensate for the economic slowdown. Azarov noted that Ukraine maintains the acceptable parameters of the state budget deficit, and the monetary policy of the NBU meets the arrangements under the stand-by program with the IMF.