The speaker of the state Council of Crimea considers unacceptable the adoption of the law on debt collection Crimeans

The speaker of the state Council of Crimea considers unacceptable the adoption of the law on debt collection Crimeans

SIMFEROPOL, December 23. The speaker of the state Council of Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov considers unacceptable the adoption of the Federal law on debt collection Crimeans.

“Let’s level the situation”

“Imagine the late, the inadmissibility of the adoption of this law for our voters – said Konstantinov, speaking at a conference of the regional branch of the party “United Russia”. – People are in a state of light off in the evenings, and today or tomorrow will be the Ukrainian banks and their representatives. We were categorically against it, learned about it at the last moment. Representatives of the Crimea in the hall. Crimeans are not against the refund. But let’s level the situation”.

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In addition, Konstantinov said that the state Council will seek the amendment. “We will, we will try in the Federation Council to talk. Will seek to amend, adjust”.

Earlier, the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov supported the complete exclusion of coercive measures for collecting from the inhabitants of the Peninsula debts to Ukrainian banks. “Many Crimeans are ready to repay the funds. The procedure must be fair and in no case should not provide for enforcement mechanisms,” said Aksenov. The authorities of the Peninsula offered an option when the debt of the Crimean people will be engaged specially created body, armed with all the information about loans and the volume of Bank claims. “The procedure should imply a prohibition on the accrual of penalties and interest after March 16, 2014 (the referendum on self-determination of Crimea – ed.), the ban on the seizure and forfeiture of property from debtors. This applies not only physical but also legal persons”, – added Aksenov.

The situation in the relations of economic entities in the Crimea and Ukraine, including in the banking sector, after the reunification of the Peninsula with Russia Aksenov believes force majeure. “People took loans only in another currency, under very different circumstances. In terms of bail bonds were contracts signed with Ukraine, and now all these contracts are terminated through no fault of the people. Therefore, in my view, coercive measures to recover the Crimea these funds should be excluded completely,” – he explained.

Aksyonov recalled that the Peninsula now has a moratorium to recover from the Crimean debts to Ukrainian banks. “A number of collection companies have already begun to act on the territory of the Republic of Crimea. However, we agreed with the Prosecutor’s office to the maximum to prevent the activities of these companies,” he added.

All debts to Ukrainian banks have 350 thousand inhabitants of the Peninsula.

The bill approved by the state Duma

On Wednesday the Russian state Duma at the plenary session approved the third reading of the bill on maturity and out-of-court settlement of debts of inhabitants of the Crimea and Sevastopol.

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The draft law on the specifics of repayment and extrajudicial settlement of debt of borrowers living in Crimea and Sevastopol before the Ukrainian banks, submitted to the Duma on December 16. The amount of debt determined as of March 18, 2014 and reduced by the amount paid by them after this date funds in repayment of the obligations under the respective loan agreements.

Payments will be made only in the currency of the Russian Federation. The draft determined the order of receipt by the borrower of documentary evidence of the removal of the encumbrance from the collateral, securing the performance of obligations under the loan agreement.

Mandatory pre-trial dispute settlement procedure between borrowers and lenders. The persons entitled to demand repayment of debt, must file a written statement of the dispute in the depositor protection Fund, established by the Association for Deposit insurance. To those include banks and non-credit organizations established in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation and have presented evidence of the acquisition of such rights.

Earlier, the Chairman of the state Duma Committee on financial market Nikolay Gonchar has informed that the second reading of the bill was amended several times. He also reported that this version of the bill did not cause differences in the leadership of the Crimea.


March 11, 2014 Supreme Council of Crimea and Sevastopol city Council adopted the Declaration on independence of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol.

March 16, the Crimean referendum is 96,77% of citizens in Crimea and 95.6% of Sevastopol voted for reunification with Russia. The turnout in Crimea was USD 83.1%, in Sevastopol – 89.5% of voters.

On 17 March the Supreme Council of Crimea adopted a resolution in which the Crimea was declared an independent sovereign state. In the same document contained an appeal to Russia with the offer on acceptance of Crimea into the Russian Federation as a new entity with the status of the Republic. On the same day the President of Russia signed a decree recognising the Republic of Crimea as a sovereign and independent state.

March 21, Vladimir Putin signed Federal law on ratification of the Treaty and the Federal constitutional law on accepting the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol to Russia as subjects of the Federation and also the decree about formation of the Crimean Federal district, which included the Republic of Crimea and the Federal city of Sevastopol.

On April 11 the Constitution was adopted Republic of Crimea, according to which the official languages are Russian, Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar.

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