Russia, China veto UN Security Council resolution on sanctions against SyriaWorld February 28, 19:54
Gazprom to invest $1.7 bln in development of Kyrgyzstan’s gas supply system — PutinBusiness & Economy February 28, 19:29
Russian Foreign Ministry urges UN to influence Kiev to implement Minsk dealRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 28, 18:50
Russian, Turkish presidents to discuss purchase of S-400 systems — Erdogan’s adviserMilitary & Defense February 28, 18:43
Russian drone can reconnoiter targets at 500-meter altitude during 20 minutesMilitary & Defense February 28, 18:31
Expert warns US may quit arms reduction treaties, resume nuclear tests under TrumpWorld February 28, 17:45
Ex-Finance Minister Kudrin says oil price may slide below $55 per barrel in year’s timeBusiness & Economy February 28, 17:31
Russian Bandy Federation penalizes two clubs for bizarre own-goals matchSport February 28, 17:31
Two lion cubs discovered in Moscow’s industrial districtSociety & Culture February 28, 16:55
MOSCOW, October 13. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has tasked the Finance Ministry with continuing dialogue with Ukraine and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the issue of Kiev’s debt repayment to Moscow and with proposing $3 bln worth of additional loan be provided by the IMF to Ukraine.
"Long ago did we receive the right to demand this debt repayment before December, meaning that conditions occurred pursuant to our contract for virtual provision of this loan but we haven’t done this in order not to put our Ukrainian partners in a predicament and not to worsen economic turmoil," Putin said at a meeting with government members. "But why does the IMF not want to add those $3 bln to Ukraine so that it can pay off instead of changing its rules under specific country virtually destroying the IMF system itself," President said.
"You could speak with colleagues; it seems to me it’s easier to add $3 bln to Ukraine so that it could pay off... because after changing those rules in favor of one country requests may follow to change those rules for other states as well," Putin said.
Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said that at his latest meeting with Ukraine’s Finance Minister in Lima last week Moscow confirmed its view that Kiev’s debt may not be considered as commercial. "I noted that this is a debt of a government to another government, which was granted under non-market conditions," the Minister said.