Yatsenyuk said that Ukraine intends to treat Russia as well as towards other international lenders. Russia redeemed Eurobonds for $ 3 billion in Kiev is considered commercial and not state credit. Russia has previously stated that to participate in debt restructuring is planned.
MOSCOW, 26 Jan. Ukraine will suspend payments of Russia on the debt of three billion dollars, if Russia will not restructure the loan, said Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk in an interview with German newspaper Handelsblatt.
If Moscow will not make concessions in the period up to 29 October, Ukraine will refuse to service the loan, said the Ukrainian politician. “We will introduce a moratorium on debt repayment and simply cease to service the loan. We cannot treat Russia differently from other international lenders,” — said Yatsenyuk, who called Ukraine received a loan “bribe Yanukovych” that he gave to the stroke Association Agreement with the EU.
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.