Sands surprised by Ukraine’s plans to receive from Russia $1 trillion for Crimea and Donbas

ASTANA, October 15. /Corr.TASS/. The Kremlin is surprised by the intention of Ukraine to demand that Russia not less than $1 trillion for Crimea and Donbas.

“Crimea is Russian territory. The Donbass is a territory of Ukraine. Where does the 1 trillion? It is not clear”, – said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.

Moscow’s position on debt restructuring of Ukraine has not changed: Kiev must fully and timely repay the obligations. This was reported by Dmitry Peskov, commenting on statements by Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

“As regards the public debt of Ukraine, it is here in the position of the Russian side, nothing has changed,” he said.

Last month, the Russian government made a statement that Ukraine must fully and timely repay the obligations, acquired in December 2013 at the expense of the national welfare Fund.

The Cabinet warned that the debtor is more profitable to pay the Russian Federation right now, because default on these obligations will cost him much more: you will have to pay not only court costs, but also penalty interest for late payments.

Not less than $1 trillion for Crimea and Donbas

On Thursday Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that Ukraine will demand from Russia of at least $1 trillion for Crimea and Donbas.

Legal case with the Russian Federation, there are two key case, and these two legal cases related to the Russian annexation of Crimea and intervention in Donetsk and Luhansk

Arseniy Yatsenyuk

He pointed out that the first case had a total amount of more than $1 trillion, “but the final amount of losses will appear on the stage of the proceedings, as annexation continues.” According to him, Ukrainian banks and other companies will sue the Russian Federation “in all courts”.

The Russian side at various levels has repeatedly stated that all the allegations about the deployment of Russian troops in Ukraine are “fake propaganda”, and Russian soldiers in Ukraine was not.


The authorities of Crimea and Sevastopol March 16, 2014 held a referendum on reunification with Russia. It was attended by more than 80% of eligible voters. For the reunification with Russia voted 96,7% 95,6%, respectively.

18 March of the same year the President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed the Treaty accepting the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol into the Russian Federation and on March 21 it was ratified by the Federal Assembly.

Despite the compelling results of the referendum, Kiev refused to recognize the Crimea a part of Russia.

The history of the reunification of the Crimea with Russia. Dossier