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Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | MYT 4:10 PM

Ukraine receives first $3.2 bln from IMF programme -central bank

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine has received a first tranche worth about $3.2 billion (1.9 billion pounds) from a $17 billion two-year aid programme from the International Monetary Fund, the central bank said on Wednesday.

The bank said the first tranche was received on Tuesday. More than $1 billion went to the bank's foreign currency reserves and the rest to the state budget, a spokesman said.

(reporting by Natalia Zinets, writing by Elizabeth Piper, editing by Ralph Boulton)

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