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    IMF approves $17.5 billion loan programme for Ukraine
    Mar11

    IMF approves $17.5 billion loan programme for Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund’s board signed off on a $17.5 billion (11.7 billion pounds) four-year aid programme for Ukraine on Wednesday, the second attempt in less than a year to pull its economy back from the brink of bankruptcy. …read more Source: The...

    U.S. blacklists more Ukrainian rebels, expands non-lethal aid
    Mar11

    U.S. blacklists more Ukrainian rebels, expands non-lethal aid

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States targeted eight Ukrainian separatists and a Russian bank with sanctions and announced more non-lethal aid for Ukraine on Wednesday after accusing Russian-backed rebels of breaking a European-brokered ceasefire. …read more Source: The...

    NATO chief says Russia still equipping Ukraine rebels
    Mar11

    NATO chief says Russia still equipping Ukraine rebels

    MONS, Belgium (Reuters) – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday that Russia was still arming and training rebel forces in eastern Ukraine and he called for the warring parties to help foreign monitors to reinforce a ceasefire. …read more Source: The...

    Russia says new U.S. sanctions over Ukraine 'unexplainable' – Interfax
    Mar11

    Russia says new U.S. sanctions over Ukraine 'unexplainable' – Interfax

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Wednesday dismissed as “unexplainable” new U.S. sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, Interfax news agency quoted him as saying. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine's Finance Minister to hold presentation on debt talks on Friday
    Mar11

    Ukraine's Finance Minister to hold presentation on debt talks on Friday

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s Finance Minister will conduct a web presentation for creditors on Friday that will outline plans for negotiations with holders of its sovereign debt, a finance ministry statement said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    U.S. to send more non-lethal aid to Ukraine – U.S. defence official
    Mar11

    U.S. to send more non-lethal aid to Ukraine – U.S. defence official

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is preparing to send additional non-lethal aid to Ukraine, including unarmed drones and Humvee vehicles, a U.S. defence official said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    U.S. slaps sanctions on Ukrainian rebels, Russian bank
    Mar11

    U.S. slaps sanctions on Ukrainian rebels, Russian bank

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday placed sanctions on eight Ukrainian separatists and a Russian bank, warning that recent attacks by rebels armed by Russia violated a peace plan in the war-torn country. …read more Source: The...

    Sweden offers Ukraine $100 million bilateral loan
    Mar11

    Sweden offers Ukraine $100 million bilateral loan

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden has offered Ukraine a bilateral loan of $100 million (66.5 million pounds) to help shore up its finances, the Swedish government said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine expects $5 billion in first tranche of IMF aid – Interfax Ukraine
    Mar11

    Ukraine expects $5 billion in first tranche of IMF aid – Interfax Ukraine

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko said on Wednesday Ukraine expects the first tranche of aid from the International Monetary Fund to amount to $5 billion (3.3 billion pounds), news agency Interfax Ukraine reported. …read more Source: The...

    Merkel declines Putin's invite for WW2 commemoration in Moscow
    Mar11

    Merkel declines Putin's invite for WW2 commemoration in Moscow

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not attend an official ceremony in Moscow on May 9 to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two due to tensions of the Ukraine crisis, government officials said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

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