WASHINGTON, July 25 The International Monetary
Fund on Friday urged Ukraine's leaders to press forward with
"steady implementation" of the economic reforms agreed with the
fund a day after the prime minister tendered his resignation.
A fund spokesperson said the IMF's Managing Director
Christine Lagarde spoke by telephone to Ukraine President Petro
Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk, who tendered his
resignation on Thursday.
"The discussions focused on the implications of the recent
political developments in Ukraine for economic policies, in
particular for the authorities' ability to implement the (IMF
loan) program," the spokesperson said in a statement.
"The managing director encouraged steady implementation of
the authorities' reform program, including the policy package
recently agreed with fund staff."
(Reporting by Timothy Ahmann)