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United States Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Tuesday that a loan from international financial institutions was an option to help Ukraine meet its winter fuel needs, an embassy statement said.

Perry was on a visit to Ukraine to represent the United States for the inauguration of President Volodymyr Zelensky and had given a press conference, Reuters said.

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"Secretary of Energy Rick Perry was asked a question about funding for fuel during the winter," the U.S. embassy press office said in a statement.

"He would like to expand his answer slightly to say that a loan from one of the International Financial Institutions is a potential option."