Ukraine does Not plan June 20 to pay Russia $ 75 million coupon payment on its Eurobonds for $ 3 billion from December 2013, citing a source in the government of the country.
Doubt on the question of payment arose after the Ukraine in mid-may, a law was passed that allows you to suspend payments on restructured their external debt obligations. In the list of securities that has the ability to be applied to the moratorium, and got the release of two-year Ukrainian Eurobonds for $ 3 billion, bought by Russia at the end of 2013. Next payment on these shares is scheduled for June 20.
"I don't think we will pay that amount," said a source in the Ukrainian government, quoted by " Apostrophe ".
The journal emphasizes that refused to make the payment will Not break the program of payment for international monetary Fund (IMF).
This statement contradicts the position of Russia, the Minister of Finance which, Anton Siluanov, said that the country in the event of non-payment by Ukraine in June coupon on Eurobonds will appeal to the international court and to meetings with the IMF on the interests of the Russian Federation In the provision of Kiev next tranche of loans from the Fund. The IMF cannot provide resources to the country that fails to comply with obligations on sovereign debt, Siluanov noted.
The IMF Executive Board in March blessed new program of financial assistance to Ukraine, providing for the allocation of Kiev Fund 17, 5 billion dollars, and all international creditors over four years - $ 40 billion, including the fifteen billion through debt restructuring. Then the Ukrainian authorities have initiated conversations with creditors to restructure its debt, but Russia on the issue was Not addressed.