The Russian President Vladimir Putin explained the words Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko about the fact that Russia bought Eurobonds price of $ 3 billion were " bribe Yanukovych ".
"it is sad that the joint colleagues about such things think in such categories. If anyone thinks, because it's a bribe to the head of the Yanukovych has not signed an agreement with the European Union on the Association, you probably Also bribes can be considered all the funds that were invested in other creditors and investors that the contract was signed, and there is a lot of money from American funds, "Putin said, RIA" Novosti ".
later that same day, the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that in connection with the recent statements of the Ukrainian President, the Kremlin is seeking clarification, Lee refuses to Kiev from the continuity of obligations to the Russian Federation and among them financial. On Tuesday, the Minister of Finance of Ukraine Natalie Jaresko said that Kyiv recognizes the debt to Russia in $ 3 billion on a par with any other Eurobonds. On Thursday, Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak said that Russia hopes to receive 22 June 75 million payment from Ukraine for the loan, with any fact of non-payment will be perceived by Russia as an " event of default ". In the early winter of Kiev is obliged to return Russia $ 3 billion. But the Ukrainian Ministry of Finance is trying so hard to give up on Russian government debt in a bid to reduce its status to a commercial debt. As long as the payment of 75 million dollars at the end of June for Ukraine is not so critical, but in the autumn it will be necessary to give several billion debts to other creditors, and at the beginning of winter is another $ 3 billion in Russia. Realizing that will not pull on, Kiev can give up now. Against this background, 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.