The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation about the postponement of the “debt of Yanukovych”: Given time to Kiev soberly assessed the situation

Минфин РФ про отсрочку по "долгу Януковича": Дали время, чтобы Киев трезво оценил ситуацию


The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation decided to grant Ukraine a delay on judicial proceedings regarding the payment of $ 3 billion., received in 2013 ex-President Viktor Yanukovych to Kiev “a sober assessment of the situation” and begin good-faith negotiations. This was stated by Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, reports “RIA Novosti”.

“Taking into account the corresponding address of the defendant, citing political instability, we gave the new government of Ukraine a reprieve so that Kiev had time to soberly assess the situation, review previously Zaslavskaya position, to begin honest negotiations with Russia on the payment of the debt,” – said Siluanov.

It was reported earlier that Russia agreed to give Ukraine a new postponement of hearings on the “credit of Yanukovych”.

Earlier it was reported that the Finance Ministry had not agreed to the new postponement of the hearing in London on credit payment.

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Ukraine has received from Russia for a loan of $ 3 billion. when President Viktor Yanukovych in December 2013 Kiev insisted on the recognition of commercial debt with its subsequent restructuring and write-off part of the debt. In turn, Russia has refused to restructure the terms adopted by private creditors of Ukraine, and demanded to recognize the public debt.

The IMF Board of Directors on December 16, recognized the official status of the Russian loan. As stated by the head of the National Bank of Ukraine Valeria Gontareva, the recognition of the IMF debt before the Russian official will not affect the financial stability of Ukraine.

At the end of December 2015, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved a moratorium on the payment of Russian debt in 3 billion dollars. The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine has declared, that still agree in the negotiations to reach agreement on restructuring bond debt, the maturity date of which expired in December 2015.