Answering the question about whether there are conditions under which Russia may write off the debt of Ukraine, the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that any change in Russia’s position there.
MOSCOW, 15 Oct. The position of Russia regarding the possibility of restructuring the debt of Ukraine remains unchanged, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
Earlier on Thursday Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that Kyiv invites Russia until October 29 to accept the terms of the restructuring and debt write-off 3 billion dollars, otherwise ready for litigation.
“The debt is no change in Russia’s position there. As mentioned, and the Minister of Finance Siluanov, and President Putin, too, is the public debt”, — Peskov said, answering the question about whether there are conditions under which Russia may write off the debt of Ukraine.
Ukraine in September launched a legal process of restructuring part of its debt. The government of Ukraine has previously included in the perimeter of restructuring and Russia redeemed Eurobonds for $ 3 billion. In Kyiv they are considered commercial and not state credit. Russia has repeatedly voiced the position that to participate in this restructuring has no plans and will demand full repayment of Ukraine’s Eurobonds in December of the current year. A high-ranking source in the Russian government said earlier that Russia will be forced to go to court if Ukraine fails to repay these Eurobonds.