If Kiev is not going to come to a consensus with creditors on debt restructuring, the government will consider imposing a moratorium on the payment of debts, said the head of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine Natalie Jaresko.
"If we are not able to lead our creditors to the table (of the negotiations), then, Clearly, we will take into account the lever that you gave us, for example, to decide whether to suspend payments or not," Jaresko said, quoted by RIA " Novosti ".
before Tuesday, the Minister of Finance of Ukraine Natalie Jaresko said that Ukraine recognizes the debt to Russia in $ 3 billion on a par with any other Eurobonds. On may 19, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the 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.