The current government of Ukraine from the political point of view may not agree with the terms of the Russian Federation about debt restructuring, but may substitute its opinion because of the position of the IMF and the US, says the head of the Ukrainian analytical center Alexander Okhrimenko.
on the first day of the week the head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin said That the Russian Federation 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 on him from U.S. authorities or the EU or one of the international financial institutions.
"As to the leadership of Ukraine, the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, of course they do not agree with the political point of view. Just their political ambition so outrageous That they Simply can not from the political point of view to agree to any rules Russia. It's nothing to do with the economy, but policy prevails. If the residence of the U.S. Ambassador or U.S. Ambassador will call the Prime Minister or the Finance Minister (of Ukraine - ed.), immediately on the second day the Ukrainian government will change its opinion and consent to the restructuring, " said Fins news Okhrimenko.
according to him, Ukraine's decision depends on North America and the IMF." If the IMF or the US will say That restructuring is needed, they will do It. If they say That it is not necessary, Then they will not. We need to distinguish between who makes the decision, " he said.
Russia at the end of 2013 bought Ukrainian Eurobonds for $ 3 billion maturing in early winter 2015, released on non-market terms (5% interest). The coupon on the securities is payable semiannually and is 75 million dollars.