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IMF chief urges Ukraine's creditors to accept debt restructuring program

© Reuters. Ukrainian President Poroshenko welcomes IMF Managing Director Lagarde aheah of their meeting in Kiev

KIEV (Reuters) - International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde on Sunday praised Ukraine's economic progress and urged its creditors to take full advantage of a deal to restructure $18 billion of sovereign and quasi-sovereign debt.

Speaking in Kiev alongside Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Lagarde said: "It is really up to all creditors to take advantage of (this) debt restructuring ... We believe it is a very good...