Jaresko confirmed the possibility of failure to pay debt to Russia

Jaresko confirmed the possibility of failure to pay debt to Russia


The authorities of Ukraine, according to the Minister of Finance of the country, ready for any eventuality. About the possibility of failure to pay debt to Russia earlier said Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

TOKYO, 8 Dec. Ivan Zakharchenko. The Minister of Finance of Ukraine Natalia Yaresko confirmed the possibility of failure to pay debt to Russia to $ 3 billion in the deadline to December 21.

“We are ready for any eventuality,” said Jaresko published Monday an interview with the Japanese newspaper “Nihon Keizai” (“Nikkei”).

Previously about the possibility of waiving payment of the debt of Russia was declared by Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

Russia has previously expressed a willingness to restructure the debt of Ukraine at $ 3 billion, 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. However, according to Jaresko, “it is contrary to the norms of assistance from the IMF”.

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.