The internal debt of Russia decreased by 3.54 billion.

MOSCOW, August 18. /TASS/. The Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank carried out the exchange of Federal loan bonds (OFZ), based on the market assessment of the values of these bond issues. The results of the exchange of internal debt of Russia will be reduced by 3.54 billion rubles, the press service of the Ministry of Finance.

So, the Ministry of Finance traded OFZ issues 46005RMFS, 46018RMFS, 46019RMFS, 46020RMFS, 46021RMFS, 46022RMFS and 48001RMFS nominal value of 58.4 billion rubles Federal loan bonds with fixed coupon yield issues 26207RMFS, 26214RMFS, NO. 26220RMFS, 26221RMFS and 26222RMFS nominal value of 54,9 billion roubles.

The Ministry also noted that in the years 2017-2019 total payments on the state internal debt of the Russian Federation can be reduced at least by 18.82 billion rubles, and in 2017-2036 years the cost of maintenance of the state securities of the Russian Federation may be reduced to not less than 3.58 bln rubles.

The Agency plans to continue to exchange illiquid government securities to further enhance the liquidity and development of the domestic capital market, said the press service.