KIEV Aug 20 Ukraine wants the International
Monetary Fund to combine the expected third and fourth tranches
of a $17 billion dollar bailout package for a total of around
$2.2 billion, Interfax quoted Finance Minister Oleksander
Shlapak as saying on Wednesday.
Ukraine is already expecting the disbursement of a second
slice of $1.4 billion from the IMF under the programme on Aug.
"We want to combine the third and fourth tranches. We
calculate this will be about $2.2 billion and we count on
receiving it before the end of the year," Shlapak said.
(Reporting by Natalia Zinets; Writing by Alessandra Prentice;
Editing by Richard Balmforth)