Ukraine's PM to discuss financial aid in U.S.

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk will meet U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, as the country awaits the first tranche of a billion-dollar aid package from the International Monetary Fund in April.

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk will meet U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, as the country awaits the first tranche of a billion-dollar aid package from the International Monetary Fund in April.

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine’s interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk will meet U.S. President Barack Obama and officials of the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C. on Wednesday to discuss financial aid to Ukraine, as the crisis in the country continues.

The Ukrainian PM’s visit comes amid heightened tensions in Ukraine over Russia’s incursion in the Crimean Peninsula and the region's proposed referendum on joining Russia, scheduled for March 16.

A statement released by the Ukrainian Prime Ministry said Yatsenyuk would also meet with officials of the International Monetary Fund and members of the U.S. Congress to discuss any financial aid to Ukraine, which awaits the first tranche of an IMF financial aid package in April.

The statement said Ukrainian PM and his delegation went to the U.S. by a charter plane and paid their tickets fare themselves.

The Ukrainian government, which came to power after the political change in the country, announced earlier that they would sell around 500,000 official cars.

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