Ukraine needs $35 billion in assistance from West: Minister

Ukraine said on Monday it will need $35 billion in urgent foreign assistance and asked Western donors to convene an international conference within two weeks to agree a financial rescue plan.

Kiev: Ukraine said on Monday it will need $35 billion in urgent foreign assistance and asked Western donors to convene an international conference within two weeks to agree a financial rescue plan.

Interim finance minister Yuriy Kolobov said in a statement that the "planned volume of macroeconomic assistance for Ukraine may reach around $35 billion (25 billion euros)" by the end of next year.