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KIEV, June 5 (Reuters) - The Finance Ministry of Ukraine, hit by political turmoil in the east of the country, said on Thursday it saw the economy shrinking by 5 percent in 2014, a cut in its previous forecast of minus 3 percent.
Interfax Ukraine news agency quoted finance minister Oleksander Shlapak as saying the economy could decrease by 1.7 percent next year. Ukraine's economy stagnated last year with 0 percent growth.
Reporting By Pavel Polityuk; editing by Sabina Zawadzki