Home > News > World
Wednesday March 5, 2014 MYT 8:45:03 PM
Wednesday March 5, 2014 MYT 8:45:55 PM
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's finance minister said on Wednesday he did not rule out continuing cooperation with Russia over a $15-billion (8 billion pounds) financial bailout package but that a decision could depend on whether Kiev gets a better offer from elsewhere.
"If we can count on getting more attractive funds, we will no longer continue the Eurobond programme," Finance Minister Oleksander Shlapak told reporters.
Russian bought Ukrainian Eurobonds worth $3 billion in December under the bailout offered by Moscow after Kiev spurned a trade and political pact with the European Union and turned to Moscow instead.
Russia has withheld the $2-billion second tranche of the bailout and has not said whether it will continue with the programme since the removal of Moscow-backed Viktor Yanukovich as president last month. Ukraine is holding talks with the International Monetary Fund on a new financial programme.
(Reporting by Natalia Zinets, Editing by Timothy Heritage)
Sudan's Bashir to visit China despite international arrest warrant
Irish government says Sinn Fein must help ensure IRA put 'out of business'
Europe trades blame as migrants' bodies pulled from Mediterranean
Putin pumps iron to show Russians his healthy, wholesome side
Scioli expands lead in Argentina presidential race, runoff seen
Five unusual ways to build endurance for a marathon
Jobless woman happy to own a house
Swansea end United unbeaten start, Southampton win
Chua: Treasury to look into the matter following appeals
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)