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Increasing gas prices was a key demand of the International Monetary Fund in exchange for this week’s approval of a US$15 billion loan over 2 1/2 years to help Ukraine with economic reforms.

Anatoliy Akimochkin of Ukraine’s Trade Unions Confederation pledged to sue the government over the 50 percent price hike to be imposed on households from August.

"We will challenge the price hike in court because the government did not discussed it with us, as laws require," he said.

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