The Russian proposal to restructure the debt of Ukraine at $ 3 billion is not linked to the possibility of mitigating the punishment relative to Russia, said Deputy head of the Ministry of Finance of Russia Sergey Storchak.
"No, I don't see, what's the connection," said Storchak correspondents, answering the question of whether to build a proposal for the restructuring of Ukraine's debt to Russia with possibility of mitigating punishment from the US and the EU regarding the capital of Russia.
Russia at the end of 2013 bought Ukrainian Eurobonds for $ 3 billion on non-market terms with repayment in early winter 2015. At the time of restructuring the external debt of Ukraine before Kiev private creditors made a proposal to Russia, but she said that this procedure is unacceptable to it - the Russian Federation is an official, not a commercial creditor.
before the first day of the week, November 16, the head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin said that the Russian Federation with own side made a proposal to restructure the debt of Ukraine at $ 3 billion, allowing it to repay 1 billion in 2016-2018, subject to the provision of guarantees from the US authorities or the EU, or one of the international financial institutions.