IMF, Ukraine agree to $17.5B bailout deal

February 12, 2015 10:42 AM

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BRUSSELS – The International Monetary Fund has agreed with Ukraine on a new bailout deal worth $17.5 billion that could climb to around $40 billion over the next four years with help from other lenders like Europe and the U.S.

Ukraine has so far received $4.6 billion as part of a $17 billion aid package from the IMF agreed on last year, but that program has run into trouble as the war ravaging the country's eastern region has weighed on its economic prospects.

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