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Ukraine needs $44b in assistance from West: Minister

Published on Feb 24, 2014 4:51 PM
 
Children hold up signs during a protest across the street from the Ukraine Consulate in the Manhattan borough of New York, Feb 23, 2014. Ukraine said on Monday, Feb 24, 2014, it will need US$35 billion (S$44 billion) in urgent foreign assistance and asked Western donors to convene an international conference within two weeks to agree a financial rescue plan. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

KIEV (AFP) - Ukraine said on Monday it will need US$35 billion (S$44 billion) in urgent foreign assistance and asked Western donors to convene an international conference within two weeks to agree a financial rescue plan.

Interim Finance Minister Yuriy Kolobov said in a statement that the "planned volume of macroeconomic assistance for Ukraine may reach around US$35 billion" by the end of next year.