Kiev's gas debt to Russia on a loan in the amount of $ 3 billion, which was provided at the end of 2013, is a public commitment by Kiev before Moscow, said on Wednesday said the former Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov on air of TV channel " Russia 24 ".
"of course, it's the national debt," He confirmed, saying that the "nonsense" words of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko that the Money was " a bribe to ex-President Yanukovych ". Azarov added that all the transactions on these bonds can be traced in electronic systems of the government, reports the news Agency.
He Also said that the attempt by the IMF to assess the status of the loan agreement between Moscow and Kiev "absolutely ridiculous" step, because the International organization has no such authority, But Also put emphasis on the fact that the loan agreement was signed by the parties in the framework of time-tested procedures and in the system of English law, which together guarantee the transparency of the contract." This kind of ignorant statement to hear from the Director of the IMF that the IMF takes on its own shoulders the evaluation function of the bilateral loan. And why?- He wondered.- in my opinion, Russia needs to establish, because it is not your business."" Here is so the question is obvious, because the papers were processed as with all our other creditors, " - said Azarov to the question about the possible testimony at trial, if necessary. August 28, the head of Ukrainian government Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that the Russian Federation must agree with the proposals Kiev to restructure the debt or to demand the return of money from those who took them. Fifteen June the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that he does not consider it necessary to pay repurchased Russia Eurobonds price of $ 3 billion, because they, in his vision, were " bribe Yanukovych ". Russia purchased Ukrainian sovereign bonds worth $ 3 billion in the early winter of 2013, when the country was ruled by leader Viktor Yanukovych and Mykola Azarov's government, later deposed and declared the new authorities wanted. Money was sent to the national Bank of Ukraine. It was stated that the funds Kiev was going to direct " the growth of gold and currency reserves of Ukraine ". In the late summer of Ukraine agreed with creditors to write off 3, $ 6 billion bond debt totaling approximately $ 18 billion. Against this background, the international rating Agency Fitch downgraded the long-term chart Issuer default ratings of Ukraine to the level of " default inevitable." While Kiev has asked the Russian Federation " to accept the rules of writing off other creditors ". Also, the Ukrainian side said that the Russian Federation in case of disagreement with the terms of the debt restructuring of Ukraine may enter into individual dialogues. However, the Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov said that Moscow will not do it.