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Ukraine adopts IMF-backed budget after lengthy debate

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Mr Poroshenko was especially keen to have the budget passed by year-end because its pro-business provisions would likely allow the IMF to release extra assistance following a January visit. The 2015 plan was rammed through by the government-led coalition with a 4.15am vote.

Kiev

UKRAINE'S Parliament on Monday adopted an austerity budget that hikes import prices and shrinks social spending in order to balance the books under a plan backed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The highly disputed 2015 plan was rammed through by the government-led

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