IMF warns Ukraine it will pull €35bn bailout unless corruption stops

The International Monetary Fund warned on Wednesday that will halt its €35 billion bailout programme to Ukraine unless the country takes immediate action to tackle rampant corruption.
Christine Lagarde
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