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At IMF meeting, Ukraine's president promises to safeguard central bank's independence

At IMF meeting, Ukraine's president promises to safeguard central bank's independence
FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy holds a news conference after meeting European Council President Donald Tusk in Brussels, Belgium, June 5, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo -
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KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday at a meeting with the International Monetary Fund promised to safeguard the central bank’s independence and supported a comprehensive investigation of abuses in the banking sector.

A statement published on the presidential website also said Zelenskiy and senior IMF officials discussed PrivatBank, Ukraine’s largest lender, and energy sector reforms.

(Reporting by Matthias Williams)

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