Russia to continue its bailout funds for Ukraine

Washington, Feb 25: Russian Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukaev said here Monday that Russia’s $15-billion bailout funds for Ukraine will continue despite the current chaos, but Russia is waiting for the answer that who will be its Ukrainian partner, Xinhua reported.

“The first 3 billion dollars were delivered, and the next 2 billion will go the same direction, but we do not know who is our partner,” Ulyukaev said at a meeting held by the US Chamber of Commerce.

“Our position is, we are going to continue with that. But we would like to know, who are our partners?” he said.

The minister said Russia would never try to intervene with Ukraine’s economic and political relationship with other countries.

IANS