Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov commented on the statements of Kiev about the reluctance to return to Moscow three billionth loan, issued during the reign of Viktor Yanukovych. According to Peskov, Russia intends to defend its commercial interests.
In Russia Ukraine’s debt of three billion dollars of state think, therefore, refusal of payment will result in appropriate financial consequences for Kiev. This was stated press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, reports TASS.
“The Russian side reserves the right to respond accordingly in the legal and international plane,” — said the representative of the Kremlin. While Peskov did not specify what measures will be taken and when.
Finance Minister of Ukraine Alexander danyluk said that Kiev may fail to repay Russia a debt of three billion dollars, as the loan was “political”. He stressed that Ukraine is “forced” to take the money.
Russia has given Ukraine three billionth loan after negotiations in December 2013 with former Square President Viktor Yanukovych. In 2014 he was ousted in the coup.
Kiev has repeatedly offered Moscow to restructure the debt on the same terms as commercial lenders, however, the international monetary Fund recognized its sovereign status. Despite the position of the IMF, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has put an indefinite moratorium on the repayment of debts to Russia.
After that, the Finance Ministry initiated legal proceedings. So, on February 17, Russia filed a lawsuit in London’s High court for the recovery from the Ukraine three billion dollars of debt and interest in arrears for $ 75 million.Related posts: