Russia expects repayment of the debt of the Ukrainian side in full and on time, said on Thursday the press service of the government of the Russian Federation in connection with the requirements of the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk to write off the debts to the Russian Federation.
on the Thursday before the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the package of draft laws, required to start legal sovereign debt restructuring mechanism, Yatsenyuk said that Kiev does not want to give Russia the best rules to restructure its debt by $ 3 billion, for this reason, Russia should agree on common rules.
"Russia's position remains previous. Ukraine must fully and on time to pay off the liabilities acquired in the early winter of 2013 at the expense of funds of the NWF ", - is informed in the report of the press service of the Cabinet.
According to the press service, " the so-called debt operation, in which Russia does not participate, is not able sufficiently to alleviate the debt of Ukraine ".
"The debtor is more profitable to pay Russia right now, As default on those obligations would have cost him much more expensive: they have to pay not only court costs, and penalty interest on late payments ", - said the press service of the Cabinet.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine first adopted the provisional rules for the restructuring of the external public debt of Ukraine, which were made on the results of talks in Kiev with the creditors ' Committee, including its perimeter and redeemed by the Federation Eurobonds for $ 3 billion, which in Kiev is considered commercial and not governmental loan. According to these agreements, Kiev will write off 20% of the nominal debt - 3, 6 billion of the 18 billion dollars. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk have said before, that to complete the legal procedures of restructuring the Parliament is obliged to adopt a package of relevant laws.
The Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation Anton Siluanov said that Russia will demand full repayment of Ukraine's Eurobonds at the beginning of winter this year. According to him, Russia considers himself to official creditors, the settlement of the debt with official creditors, with States considered separately.