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Ukraine's president says EU visa free deal, IMF money under threat if reform legislation not passed

FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (not pictured) in Downing Street in London, Britain October 8, 2020. Aaron Chown/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

KYIV (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund threatened to pull the plug on its $5 billion loan deal to Ukraine after a constitutional court decision last week that struck down anti-corruption reforms, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday.

He also said the IMF deal and Ukraine’s visa-free travel regime with the European Union was under threat if Ukraine failed to pass new legislation to restore the reforms.

Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; writing by Matthias Williams