Ukrainian PM appeals to EU for immediate financial aid

December 15, 2014 9:44 PM

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Ukrainian PM appeals to EU for immediate financial aid

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk appealed to the European Union for urgent financial aid on Monday, saying the government was doing all it could to fix a shattered economy but needed help.

A year of revolution and war with pro-Russian separatists has pushed Ukraine's hryvnia currency to record lows and crippled the economy, which was already near bankruptcy after years of corruption and economic mismanagement.

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