MOSCOW, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday Russia may use the International Monetary Fund's special drawing rights as part of a $15 billion bailout to Ukraine.
Russia agreed to bail out Ukraine by purchasing its securities after Kiev performed a sharp foreign policy U-turn and shelved plans to sign deals on political association and free trade with the European Union in late November.
'We are now also discussing a loan in the form of SDRs,' Medvedev told journalists.
The SDR, the IMF's internal accounting unit and reserve asset, comprises the U.S. dollar, British pound, euro and Japanese yen.
(Reporting by Darya Korsunskaya, writing by Maya Nikolaeva; editing by Megan Davies) Keywords: UKRAINE BAILOUT/
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