Putin orders government to work with Kiev, IMF, G8 on Ukraine

MOSCOW Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:57am EST

MOSCOW Feb 28 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered government to continue talks with Ukraine on economic and trade relations and to consult foreign partners including the IMF and the G8 on financial aid, a statement on the Kremlin website said.

In addition, the statement also said Putin had ordered his government to consider a request from Ukraine's southern region of Crimea for humanitarian aid.

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