United States To Consider Ukraine's Possible Request On Financial Aid

WASHINGTON, DC -- Ukraine is an important partner for the United States and the latter is ready to provide the country with possible financial assistance, the U.S. Department of State has reported.

Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko

"Ukraine is an important partner for the United States. We'd have to take a look at a request [on financial aid], should one come in," Acting Spokesman Robert Wood said at a regular briefing on Tuesday evening.

He said that "Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko had reached out to a number of countries on this issue."

Wood failed to predict which decision would be taken.

"I can't give you promises from this podium because I'm not aware that they've actually come to us on this [request]," he said.

Wood said that the United States very much supports Ukraine's program with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and hopes for its implementation.

"We believe that Ukraine should work hard with the IMF to make sure that it implements that economic program," he said.

Source: Kyiv Post