The authorities of Ukraine and the special Committee of creditors at a meeting in the U.S. capital on Wednesday, "made progress" on the issue of restructuring the external debt of the country, said the press service of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine.
"during the meeting in the U.S. capital was further progress on a number of substantive issues. Following the meeting, the parties agreed to focus on the differences between their positions, " - said in the Ministry of Finance, reports news Agency.
Additional meetings of the negotiators is scheduled for next week, their goal – "finalized rules debt operations Ukraine as quickly As possible," stressed the press service. Recall, on Wednesday the President of Russia Vladimir Putin said that of the 5 billion dollars that Ukraine needs to obtain from the IMF before the end of the year, $ 3 billion is what Kiev is obliged to return to Russia. As the Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov, Russia expects repayment of the debt by Ukraine within the specified period. The head of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine Natalie Jaresko on Tuesday said he still considers the Russian part of the debt restructuring of its debt. Russia considers the possibility of non-repayment of $ 3 billion invested in Eurobonds Ukraine, but not going to write off losses and will need to make payments through the court. June 25, Jaresko admitted that at the end of July, according to calculations can wait for a technical default. But then during the trip to Lviv, she said that the media misinterpreted her message. On may 28, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a law allowing the government to impose a ban on payments by a low external debt obligations. On may 19, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the law that will give the ability to suspend payments on restructured debt.