The speaker described the chances of Russia to win the lawsuit on the debt of Ukraine


Moscow. December 22. Russia will win the upcoming court of Ukraine on the debt by $3 billion, says economic development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev.

“I think that all of the legal circumstances on our side, our position is perfectly legitimate. The IMF recently asserted that the debt – sovereign debt, which absolutely do not apply the agreements on the restructuring of commercial debt, which the Ukrainian side implemented”, – said the Minister in an interview to “Russia 24”.

“So, I think our chances to achieve a positive judgment is close to 100 per cent,” he added.

Debt on Eurobonds for $3 billion, which Russia has bought for NWF at the end of 2013, must be repaid before the New year. Ukraine imposed a moratorium on the servicing of this debt, in response, Russia stated that it would defend its interests in court.