The head of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine Natalie Jaresko said that he wants to meet with his Russian counterpart Anton Siluanov, to discuss the country's debt to Russia to $ 3 billion.
first the parties discussed this issue in Peru in October. Then Siluanov reported that the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine could not come to a consensus with Russia on debt restructuring.
"I have a dream to meet again with his Russian counterpart after the G20 summit (15-16 November in the Turkish city of Antalya). I continue the dialogue ", - said Jaresko in a conversation to Bloomberg. Once again, the head of the Ministry said that the Russian Federation will not be able to obtain the conditions for restructuring, which will be better than for other creditors." We legally have no right to offer anyone the rules better than those that have been agreed with other creditors, " - said Yaresko.
Ukraine conducts the process of restructuring of its external debt. Completion is expected on November 12. Last week, the Ukrainian Finance Ministry said that the Russian Federation has not given consent to rule restructuring. Russia, which is the sole holder of Eurobonds of Ukraine at $ 3 billion, before many times declared that will not participate in the current restructuring, because the debt is public, not commercial.
The theme of debt restructuring of Ukraine continues to play an important role for international investors. In addition, one unresolved issue is the restructuring of the bonds of Kiev. On Tuesday, the creditors ' Committee, which owns 38% of the bonds of the city maturing in 2015 and 22% of bonds maturing in 2016, did not accept the rules of restructuring, which has made the initiative of the city. First of Kyiv city Council imposed a moratorium on the repayment of external debt of the city. The city Council on November 5 blessed preliminary basic rules of exchange participation notes loans totaling $ 550 million maturing in 2015 and 2016 on fresh bonds of foreign citizens (government bonds) after write-off of principal in the amount of 25% in aggregate principal amount of bonds in the amount of 412, 5 million dollars maturing in 2019 and 2020.