Russia plans to spend on infrastructure $ 3 billion, which is expected to return to Ukraine, said the Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov.
"We need to develop our economy, We must invest in infrastructure, for this reason a refund, we must receive at the end of the current year, these funds will be used for infrastructure development of the Russian economy in the next few years ", ? Siluanov said in an interview to television channel " Russia 1 ".
He noticed that, on this basis, Russia will insist on the inviolability of agreements with Ukraine regarding the return of funds of the national welfare Fund invested in Ukrainian securities, reports RIA " Novosti ". According to him, Russia will demand full repayment of Ukraine's Eurobonds worth $ 3 billion at the beginning of winter. Thursday was declared that Kiev has asked the Russian Federation " to accept the rules of writing off other creditors ". However, the Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov said that Moscow will not do it. Remember that Kiev had reached agreement with creditors to write off 3, $ 6 billion bond debt totaling approximately $ 18 billion. Kiev also promised that the international creditors of Ukraine will receive additional payments from Kiev, if by 2020 the economy will grow more than the forecasts of the international monetary Fund. The head of Ukrainian government Arseniy Yatsenyuk confirmed that "the expected enemies of Ukraine" default would not take place because Kiev had reached agreement with creditors. The national Bank of Ukraine on the background of the announcement of the consensus between Kiev and the lenders decided to reduce the key rate from 28 August to 3 percentage points ? from 30% to 27% per annum.