Ukraine on Monday thanked the U.S. for recent financial aid amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

In a phone call, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky also asked U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for loan guarantees necessary to receive loans from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank.

In a separate statement, Zelensky said his administration had agreed with both international financial bodies on conditional loans.

He added that that Ukraine could face default if it did not receive international support.

On March 31, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced that it had offered $1.2 million in financial

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