Economic reformer replaced in Ukraine

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Lithuania appealed to the West on Saturday for grain to overcome a shortfall caused by drought, and pressed ahead with plans to introduce its own currency.

A statement issued by the official news agency, ELTA, said the domestic grain harvest was forecast at 1.8 million tonnes this year, down from 3.4 million in 1991.

The appeal was addressed to the European Community, which has given the former Soviet republic 159,000 tonnes of grain this year, and the World Bank.