Peter Dominiczak, and David Blair
February 24, 2014
Britain has offered to help fund an international financial rescue package for Ukraine amid mounting fears that Russia may intervene following the country’s revolution.
George Osborne, the Chancellor, said that Britain and other countries will be ready “with a chequebook” to help “rebuild” Ukraine following the bloody violence that has seen 88 killed and hundreds more injured.
Amid growing fears that Russia could send troops into the country and mystery over the whereabouts of Viktor Yanukovych, the ousted president, Mr Osborne joined American and European leaders in pledging financial support to Ukraine.
Senior American diplomats have warned Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, that it would be a “grave mistake” to send military forces into Ukraine.
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