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President Zelenskyy says Ukraine will offer tough resistance ahead of an expected Russian assault in the east.

  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy promises not to give up territory in the east of the country.
  • Zelenskyy says he discussed Ukraine’s financial stability and plans for post-war reconstruction with the IMF managing director.
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(Al Jazeera)

Here are the latest updates:

10 mins ago (21:23 GMT)

Zelenskyy, IMF managing director discuss ‘post-war reconstruction’

Zelenskyy has said he spoke with IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva about Ukraine’s financial stability and the country’s post-war reconstruction.

“Discussed with IMF Managing Director Georgieva the issue of ensuring Ukraine’s financial stability & preparations for post-war reconstruction. We have clear plans for now, as well as a vision of prospects. I’m sure cooperation between the IMF & Ukraine will continue to be fruitful,” he said in a tweet.

14 mins ago (21:20 GMT)

Zelenskyy promises tough resistance in east

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said Ukraine is not willing to give up territory in the eastern part of the country to end the war with Russia and is preparing to offer tough resistance in the face of an expected large-scale offensive in the east of the country.

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Welcome to Al Jazeera’s continuing coverage of the war in Ukraine. Read all the updates from April 17 here.

Source: Al Jazeera

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