Ukraine negotiating $1.5 billion U.S. loan for gas -prime minister

EU-Ukraine Association Council takes place in Brussels

KYIV (Reuters) - Ukraine is negotiating for a $1.5 billion loan tranche from the U.S. Export-Import Bank to purchase natural gas, Ukraine's Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal wrote on Telegram on Saturday in a summary of a call with U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.

(Reporting by Max Hunder; Editing by Alexander Smith)