Lagarde Says Ukraine Must Reform or Risk IMF Program Failing

  • It's `vital' that country's leaders act now, IMF chief says
  • Government's 2019 bonds head for worst week since being issued

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde.

Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

The head of the International Monetary Fund raised the pressure on Ukraine’s leaders, saying the country’s $17.5 billion bailout program risks failure unless they kick start an overhaul of the economy and fulfill pledges to combat graft.

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