WASHINGTON, Sept 2 Ukraine will not be able to
meet all of its targets under a $17 billion IMF loan program due
to the ongoing fighting in the country's eastern region and a
gas dispute with Russia, the IMF said on Tuesday.
But the money under the program is largely sufficient for
now, as long as the fighting between Kiev and separatist rebels
subsides in the 'coming months,' the International Monetary Fund
said in its detailed review of Ukraine's progress so far.
The IMF warned that if the fighting continued into next
year, Ukraine may need as much as $19 billion in additional
financing from donors.
The Fund on Friday confirmed Kiev was on track with most of
the loan's conditions so far, allowing the disbursement of $1.7
billion. It said the next disbursement, of about $2.7 billion,
would come in mid-December if Kiev complies with the loan
(Reporting by Anna Yukhananov; Editing by Paul Simao)