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Published: Thursday April 3, 2014 MYT 6:35:02 PM
Updated: Thursday April 3, 2014 MYT 6:36:30 PM

Ukraine hopes for $13 billion in external aid in 2014

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine hopes for $13 billion (7.8 billion pounds) in external aid this year, including $7 billion from the International Monetary Fund, Finance Minister Oleksander Shlapak said on Thursday.

"This year the possible amount of external resources are $13 billion. We can expect to get about 7 billion from the IMF, the rest we hope to get at donor conferences from other creditors," Shlapak told journalists.

(Reporting by Natalia Zinets; Writing By Richard Balmforth)

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