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Russia informs Ukraine of being only creditor on its $3 bln loan — deputy minister

June 08, 2015, 19:27 UTC+3
Ukraine’s Finance Ministry asked the holders of its sovereign Eurobonds to identify themselves
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 Russia’s Deputy Finance Minister Sergey Storchak

Russia’s Deputy Finance Minister Sergey Storchak

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MOSCOW, June 8. /TASS/. Russia has identified itself to Ukraine as the only holder of its $3 bln Eurobonds, Russia’s Deputy Finance Minister Sergey Storchak told reporters on Monday.

He said that by the request of the ministry, Russia’s Vnesheconombank informed EuroClear that Russia is the first and only holder of Ukraine’s securities.

Storchak also said that Ukraine's request to bond holders to identify themselves was clear.

"Ukraine’s desire as a sovereign debtor to have the information about holders of the Eurobonds it previously issued is clear for us. All the issues, except the one which was acquired by Russia are being traded on the secondary market. It is clear that owners are changing,"- he explained.

He said that verification is usually carried out to define the circle of creditors.

Earlier, Ukraine’s Finance Ministry asked the holders of its sovereign Eurobonds to identify themselves.

In particular, the ministry is to appoint DFKing Limited, a member of Orient Capital Group as the "identification agent".

Ukraine will ask the holders of its Eurobonds or investment managers to identify themselves to the agent for future negotiations.

Ukraine asked holders of Eurobonds to disclose information about themselves not later than June 11.

In 2013, Russia bought Ukraine’s Eurobonds worth $3 bln with the maturity date December 20, 2015. It is one of Ukraine’s issues of Eurobonds. Kiev wants to identify the holders of these securities.

In particular, the lists of Eurobond issues includes infrastructure bonds with maturity dates in 2017 and 2018 for a total amount of $1.808 bln, as well as 10 issues of Eurobonds totaling $15.550 bln and a Eurobond issue of €600 mln.

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