The Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered Finance Minister Anton Siluanov to discuss with the IMF providing Ukraine with additional assistance in $ 3 billion for debt payments Moscow.
"I don't quite understand the logic of actions of our colleagues because all are well aware that the Russian Federation, first of all, does IMF participation in crediting of Ukraine. As far as I am aware, our contribution to the efforts of the IMF, he continues, we do not stop the assistance to Ukraine from IMF ", - has declared Putin at the meeting with members of the government.
"why the IMF is not willing to add, say, Ukraine these 3 billion so it could pay off? Why change the rules for a specific country, violating in this case the system itself And the rules of the IMF? Talk to the partners. I think it's easier to go down that road - add Ukraine 3 billion in order to pay, And everyone would be happy And would work in a quiet mode, " - said Putin at a meeting with the Cabinet. According to his statement, changing the rules of the Fund in favor of one country have the ability to cause demands to change rules And for other." And where will this lead? Should be in a quiet mode, in working all of these questions again to discuss, to find a solution that is not outweighed again for us all problems ", - said the head. Putin said that we need to continue the dialogue with Kiev And the IMF on the issue of payments by Ukraine debt to Russia, it will give the opportunity to defend themselves in the future, reports RIA " Novosti ". Putin explained that the Russian Federation did not demand early repayment of Kiev's debt, not to put Ukrainian partners in an uncomfortable position, but now they will be obliged to return the money. Siluanov said that the Russian Federation is preparing a plan of action in case of default from the Ukraine. On 10 October, following the meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Natalie Jaresko on the sidelines of the summit "the financial twenty" in Lima (Peru) the head of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation Anton Siluanov said that the parties have not reached agreement on the restructuring of debt in 3 billion dollars. Before that, Siluanov has threatened Ukraine to court if you do not agree to pay the debt. According to Siluanov, the Ministry of Finance considers the payment of debt of Ukraine in the volume of SWFs by 2016 And plans to invest these funds in projects in Russia. On 6 October the head of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine Natalie Jaresko said that Ukraine has hopes that the international monetary Fund will continue to provide assistance to Kiev in the event of default on the debt Moscow, in spite of the IMF, prohibiting loans to countries that fail to settle debt to sovereign creditors. So Jaresko acknowledged that the Russian Federation is a sovereign holder of the debt, and not private, as before repeatedly stated the Ukrainian authorities.