Russia sent Ukraine offers debt restructuring: in international practice it is required to do a borrower who can't repay the loan on time, told correspondents assistant head of the Ministry of Finance Svetlana Nikitina.
"We did not send And could not send any formal proposals of the Ukrainian side, because the Russian Federation in this case is the creditor, And, according to international practice, the debtor is obliged to come up with suggestions of negotiations on the debt if it realizes that is not able to pay them in time," said Nikitin.
Russia has proposed Ukraine to restructure the debt by $ 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.
currently, the Ministry of Finance is in contact with the IMF on debt of Ukraine, she said." the Ministry of Finance cooperates with the IMF, because, first of all, the IMF And the debt status of the debt was discussed quite a long time, And the Fund has been expressed about the fact that Russia ought, that duty somehow to restructure, " said she.
at the same time, the IMF agreed with the status of a debt in 3 billion dollars, because it is a national duty And he cannot be considered equally with commercial, Nikitina added.
"in addition, the IMF is an International organization that provides a program of financial assistance to Ukraine. But the debt problem may be solved only in this programme, because We know perfectly well that Ukraine has no money, hence, sources of debt repayment, Probably not, " she said, adding that on 8 December scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors of the IMF." And if before that time will solve the conceptual problem, it may be, does not require the change Fund programme ", she concluded.