The IMF admitted sovereign debt of Ukraine to Russia

Moscow. December 17. Debt Ukraine Russia $3 billion is official, not commercial status, to the conclusion reached by the Board of Directors of the IMF, said in a press release of the Fund.

“The Board of Directors (of the IMF) December 16, 2015 decided that the claims of Eurobonds worth $3 billion that were issued by Ukraine on 24 December 2013, and are the national welfare Fund of Russia, are the official claims”, – stated in the common document.

The vote of the Board of Directors was held in absentee mode, none of them challenged sent the draft decision and it was accepted.

The deadline for payment of Ukraine’s debt to Russia will expire on December 20. In the case of non-payment, Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed to refer the matter to the court.