Ukraine's ex-premier Tymoshenko to run for president
News comes as IMF pledges $14-18 billion in aid27 March, 14:56
The exact amount would be determined once all bilateral and multilateral support - expected to total around $27 billion - had been accounted for, the IMF said.
Under the terms of the staff-level agreement, which must now be ratified by IMF management and the executive board, Kiev's fledgling government must implement a broad economic reform programme covering monetary and fiscal policy, financial sector reforms, the energy sector and governance. The goal of the program was to "restore macroeconomic stability and put the country on the path of sound governance and sustainable economic growth while protecting the vulnerable in society", the IMF said.