Crimea has asked to postpone debt payments to residents for loans in Ukrainian banks

Moscow. January 16. The members of the Federation Council of Crimea Sergey Tsekov and Olga Cowicide on behalf of the Parliament and government of the Republic asking to postpone 36 months the payment of the Crimeans debts on the loans taken in Ukrainian banks, reported the press service of Cowicide.

“This term is justified by the fact that the Crimea is already nearly two years living in conditions of water, economic, transport, food and now energy blockade. Conditions of doing business in these circumstances is extremely complicated. Many people were left without work, with loans and mortgaged property”, – stated in a press release.

In particular, Tsekov believes that to present any claims to the Crimea until not resolved priority infrastructure problem (transport transport, energy, water, etc.) “is not only not real, but immoral”.

The position of Crimea, the senators announced at a meeting of the working group to discuss proposals on amendments to the Federal law establishing the procedure for payment of the debts of the residents of Crimea and Sevastopol Ukrainian credit institutions. It is approved by the Federation Council at the end of December 2015.

The act applies to the debt of individuals and individual entrepreneurs to banks in respect of which the national Bank of Ukraine adopted a decision to terminate their activities on the Peninsula. The payments will be made in Russian currency.

The head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov believes the law in need of adjustment.

Crimean speaker Vladimir Konstantinov called it untimely, and expressed dissatisfaction that the document was taken without the consent of the Crimeans.

Crimea became part of Russia after a local referendum in March 2014.