The national Bank of Ukraine (NBU) is expecting the arrival of a mission from the International monetary Fund (IMF) in January 2018 and the allocation of the next tranche of the EFF program in the second quarter of the upcoming year, said the acting head of the NBU Yakov Smoliy.

“We hope that arrival of mission may be by the end of January, accordingly, the revision of the program – February-March tranche is possible in the second quarter,” he said at a briefing on Thursday in Kiev .