Special presidential advisor Richard Morningstar, coordinator of US aid to CIS member countries, told Ukrainian deputy prime minister Pavlo Lazarenko on December 5 that Ukraine’s slow progress toward small business privatization could threaten further US investment in its economy. Morningstar also reminded Lazarenko that Ukrainian ministers will be meeting in three weeks’ time with the IMF and World Bank to discuss the extension of credits. Lazarenko admitted to difficulties in the privatization of both small and large enterprises. (6)
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