The priority now is to ensure macroeconomic stability through central bank independence, dialogue with the IMF and a balanced fiscal policy, President-elect Zelensky said during a meeting with managers of international banks in Ukraine and the independent banking association. According to Zelensky, “default is not a compromise” and it is necessary to seek compromise with the IMF. The statements come ahead of the IMF mission visit, which starts on May 21. Zelensky also outlined the importance of the judicial reform, protection of investor and creditor rights, reform of corporate governance in state banks. The meeting was attended also by former finance minister Danilyuk and former EconMin Abromavicius, who are now key part of Zelensky’s economic team.