The Minister of Finance of Ukraine Natalie Jaresko said that her government had not yet received the report on the moratorium on debt payments to, and approved by the Verkhovna Rada the draft law is only a tool.
"I would like to explain again: our Parliament and in truth the blessed law that gives the government the power to defer payments on certain articles of the debt, if it is decided that the moment deserves it. This does not mean that we made This decision. This means that the government got this tool to use when required, "Jaresko said, reports RIA" Novosti ". Recall, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a law that will give the ability to suspend payments on restructured debt. The Russian President Vladimir Putin called the decision of Kiev weird. In his vision, the Declaration on the fact of default suggests a low level of professionalism. Also, according to Putin, Russian banks have loan portfolios to Ukraine in the amount of 24-25 billion. Prime Minister Medvedev D. A. Also explained the actions of the Rada. According to him, such decision is, really, a Declaration of default at the same time with the Declaration of force majeure on debt. For its part, the Finance Minister of Russia Anton Siluanov said that Moscow will turn to international court if the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will sign the law on the moratorium on the payment of foreign debts.