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UPDATE 1-Ukraine PM sees staff-level IMF agreement soon

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LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Ukraines Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk said on Thursday he expected the government would soon reach a staff-level agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

An IMF mission has been in Ukraine for a week as part of talks between Kiev and the fund to replace a $3.9 billion stand-by arrangement that expires in January.

"The IMF mission is currently in Kiev and they are working closely with our government colleagues there," Honcharuk said during an appearance at think tank Chatham House in London. "I am sure the staff level agreements will be reached very soon."

Ukraine wants an IMF deal worth around $5 billion-6 billion over three years to support its economy and signal to investors that the new government of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is committed to reform. (Reporting by Karin Strohecker Editing by Jonathan Oatis and Peter Graff)