Russia has expressed a willingness to restructure the debt of Ukraine at $ 3 billion, subject to the provision of guarantees for it from the authorities of the United States or the EU.
WASHINGTON, 3 Dec. The international monetary Fund (IMF) still has not determined the status of the Ukrainian Eurobonds for $ 3 billion, bought the Russian Federation, said at the regular press briefing of the representative of the Fund Jerry rice.
“The decision on the status of this duty shall render the Board of Directors. Decision yet”, — he said.
The assistant to the head of the Ministry of Finance Svetlana Nikitina at the end of November declared that the IMF agreed with the status of the debt. She then reminded the position of Russia that it is sovereign debt, and it can not be treated on par with commercial.
Russia has previously expressed a willingness to restructure the debt of Ukraine at $ 3 billion, which the country must pay in December of the current year, allowing it to repay 1 billion in 2016-2018, subject to the provision of guarantees for it from the authorities of the United States or the EU, or one of the international financial institutions. This year, Ukraine proposed to pay only the interest.
As has explained the assistant to the head of the Ministry of Finance Svetlana Nikitina, Russia sent Ukraine offers debt restructuring: international practice in it should do the borrower who can’t repay the loan on time. As of 1 December, said Deputy Finance Minister of Russia Sergey Storchak, such a proposal from Ukraine were received. However, Kiev, on the contrary, is waiting for a formal proposal for debt restructuring from Russia.