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Ukraine prepares $850 mln war-time loan programme for farmers, says prime minister

LVIV, Ukraine, March 15 (Reuters) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmygal said on Tuesday the government would finance a loan programme for farmers worth 25 billion hryvnias ($846 million) as part of a raft of new measures to ease the economic shock of war.

In a video address, Shmygal also outlined new tax breaks for small and medium-sized businesses that were approved earlier by parliament. ($1 = 29.5474 hryvnias) (Reporting by Max Hunder, Writing by Alessandra Prentice, Editing by Timothy Heritage)

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