The European Union could have a larger cash assistance to Ukraine to overcome the fall, said the head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
"There are certain obligations that our European partners took on their own shoulders, and among them they promised to promote the revival of the banking system in these areas. Finally, since we are talking about who that may be, is obliged to do, I think, of course, the European Union could have a much larger cash assistance to Ukraine. That Is, these are the key positions, "Putin said in the interview to the Italian newspaper" Il Corriere della Sera " at the beginning of the visit to this country.
Ukraine is currently hosted in serious political crisis, which affects its economy And the public sector And puts the country on the brink of default. The authorities are hopeful to improve the situation of foreign borrowing. The IMF opened for Ukraine a two-year lending program for 17, 5 billion. In General, funding from the IMF And from other sources in four years may be 40 billion dollars.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine hopes for debt restructuring in the amount of fifteen, 3 billion. In this case, the creditors ' Committee of Ukraine, which includes funds owning Eurobonds of the country on 8, 9 billion, were opposed to the reduction of principal.
The total volume of external debt of Ukraine is 70 billion dollars. The ratio of public debt to GDP according to the results of 2014 has reached a critical level - 70, 1%.