Siluanov: Russia insists on full repayment of debt of Ukraine at the beginning of winter
Russia confirms that Ukraine's debt in 3 billion dollars is the state, and will legally defend his desires, If he does not become redeemed in the beginning of winter, said the head of the Ministry of Finance Anton Siluanov correspondents.
"Be repaid in the early winter of the current year the debt of Ukraine to the Russian Federation may not be treated as debts to private creditors, debt has a different status is official. For this reason we will not take part in the meetings of private creditors of Ukraine ", - said Siluanov. Last week the Deputy head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Vasily nebesa said that Moscow will not be on October 29 to discuss with Kyiv the issue of debt restructuring.
first Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that the holders 13 of the 14 editions of the sovereign and state-guaranteed Eurobonds of Ukrainian supported their restructuring at a meeting in London on 14 October, consent was not obtained only on Russian Eurobonds for $ 3 billion. Ukraine appointed on 29 October a second conference on Russian Eurobonds.
Yatsenyuk also said that in case of disagreement of the Russian Federation to adopt the rules on restructuring and debt relief on $ 3 billion, Kiev will file a lawsuit.
Ukraine in September launched a legal procedure for the restructuring of its public debt. The government of Ukraine was first included in the perimeter of restructuring and Russia bought Eurobonds for $ 3 billion. In Kyiv they are considered commercial, and not public credit. The Russian Federation repeatedly stating the position that to participate in this restructuring has no plans and will demand full repayment of Ukraine's Eurobonds in the beginning of winter this year. A high-ranking source in the Russian government had previously said that Russia will be forced to go to court If Ukraine fails to repay these Eurobonds.
"The Ukrainian authorities many times informed the Russian side about the fact that the Russian Federation expects repayment in full and on time. If at the beginning of winter, the debt will not be repaid, will be performed the proper legal steps to protect interests of the Russian Federation as a creditor ", - said Siluanov on Wednesday.