IMF Ukraine Surcharges

FILE – President Joe Biden welcomes Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the White House in Washington, Dec. 21, 2022. A section of the National Defense Authorization Act, signed into law by Biden last week, requires U.S. representatives to each global development bank — including the International Monetary Fund— to use “the voice, vote, and influence” of the U.S. as the largest IMF shareholder to put together a voting bloc of countries to change each institution’s debt service relief policy to Ukraine. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)