KYIV - Ukraine's Central Bank Governor Kyrylo Shevchenko on Thursday said now was the time to start discussions with the International Monetary Fund on a new aid programme to support the economy during the war with Russia.

Speaking at a briefing, Deputy Governor Yuriy Heletiy said Ukraine was expecting to receive $4.8 billion from international partners in June.

(Reporting by Natalia Zinets, Writing by Matthias Williams, Editing by Jon Boyle)