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Finance minister says Ukraine will move clearly to reduce deficit

KIEV, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Ukrainian Finance Minister Oksana Markarova said on Thursday the government would move clearly towards reducing the budget deficit.

The government has targeted a budget deficit of 2.09% in 2020.

Speaking at the same event in Kiev, Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk said Ukraine could not afford to have such a high level of non-performing loans in the banking system. (Reporting by Natalia Zinets; writing by Matthias Williams; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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