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Russia will 'wait' on Ukraine loan until new government decided


President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said Russia would wait until a new government was formed in Ukraine before it considers releasing the remainder of a crucial $15-billion bailout package for Kiev.

"Let's wait until a new government is formed in Ukraine," Putin said in televised remarks.

On Tuesday, Putin had promised after talks with EU top officials that Russia "will not" review the loan agreement, regardless of whether Ukraine's opposition comes to power.