Ukraine expects $12 bln Russian funding early next year

Ukraine, which has secured a $15billion bailout package from Russia, expects it to be fullydisbursed in early 2014, Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarovsaid on Wednesday after Kiev received the first $3 billiontranche.

"We expect the remaining $12 billion in the beginning ofnext year," he told a government meeting.

Azarov said the country's economy, which grew 0.2 percent in2012, would remain flat this year.

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