Expert warns new sanctions against Russia may drive wedge between US and EUWorld July 28, 8:25
US Senate passes bill toughening anti-Russia sanctionsWorld July 28, 3:10
Launch of Sentinel-5p satellites scheduled for fallScience & Space July 28, 1:01
Russia, China round up joint naval exercise in Baltic SeaMilitary & Defense July 27, 21:27
Chechen leader says he is ready to quit his job to protect al-Aqsa Mosque in JerusalemSociety & Culture July 27, 21:07
Russian tennis star Sharapova granted wildcard for WTA tournament in CincinnatiSport July 27, 20:11
Russia invites Baltic partners to attend naval review in St. PetersburgMilitary & Defense July 27, 19:38
Russia’s new ambassador to Turkey presents his credentials to ErdoganRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 27, 19:03
Deadly wildfires in southern EuropeWorld July 27, 18:20
NOVO-OGAREVO, March 04. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia is prepared to work jointly with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to encourage Ukraine to launch economic reforms, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his countryside residence on Tuesday.
In reply to the question whether Russia will continue to give aid to the neighboring country under the previous agreement on purchase of Ukrainian Eurobonds worth $15 billion he said that Russia “was basically prepared to allocate additional tranches.”
“But Western countries ask not to do this,” the president noted. “They ask us to work jointly with the IMF in order to encourage Ukraine to launch reforms,” he said.
“We intend to work further in this vein,” the Russian president added.