U​krainian leaders travel abroad in search of political, financial and military support

Ukrainian authorities have made a new push this week to get international financial and political support, as well as weapons.

While Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko was in Berlin discussing with German chancellor Angela Merkel equipment for Ukrainian military hospitals and agreement on 500 million euro loan that is expected to be signed in early April, Ukrainian finance minister Natalie Jaresko was fund-raising in the United States. At her meeting with US treasury secretary Jacob Lew on March 16, Jaresko said that the $17.5 billion loan program approved by International Monetary Fund last week is not enough for Ukraine.

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