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Published: Tuesday February 25, 2014 MYT 10:10:02 PM
Updated: Tuesday February 25, 2014 MYT 10:10:56 PM

EU's Rehn says supports potential donors' conference for Ukraine

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The EU's top economic official said on Tuesday he supports a donors' conference for European countries to raise funding for Ukraine.

Ukraine has said it needs $35 billion (£21 billion) to survive 2014 and 2015.

"As the EU's resources lie predominantly in the member states, I would also support the idea of a donors' conference for Ukraine in order to allow for member states resources and other European countries to put together a substantial aid package for Ukraine," EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn told a news conference.

(Reporting by Robin Emmott; editing by Luke Baker and Justyna Pawlak)

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