KIEV Feb 19 Delivery of $2 billion credit to
Ukraine from Russia, the second tranche of a promised $15
billion aid package, has been delayed until Friday, a Ukrainian
government source said on Wednesday.
A first tranche of $3 billion, aimed at helping the
ex-Soviet republic pay foreign debts this year and prop up its
national currency amid widespread unrest, was disbursed at the
end of December.
Ukraine's interim government had been hoping a second
tranche of $2 billion would be delivered soon by Russian
purchase of Ukraine-issued eurobonds. But a Ukrainian government
source said: "The deal has been put off until Friday for
technical reasons. We expect the money to come on Friday."