Survey suggests Russians showed little interest in Nemtsov murder caseSociety & Culture July 26, 8:33
Military aviation deployed in Kazakhstan and Russia's Siberia ahead of Soyuz launchScience & Space July 26, 7:21
US denies arms supplies to Ukraine — State Department spokespersonWorld July 26, 7:12
UN Security Council blocks statement condemning attack on Russian embassy in DamascusWorld July 26, 4:27
Russia looks into its citizen’s removal from domestic US flightWorld July 26, 3:43
US House of Representatives passes bill to toughen sanctions on RussiaWorld July 26, 1:09
Diplomat blasts US media reports on Russia's alleged arms supplies to TalibanRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 25, 21:39
Putin, Iraqi vice-president discuss possible supplies of T-90 tanksMilitary & Defense July 25, 21:18
Sports minister hopes for Russia’s membership reinstatement with IAAF before 2018Sport July 25, 20:47
KIEV, April 18. /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine this year must pay off nine billion dollars of its foreign debts, Rada-appointed Finance Minister Oleksandr Shlapak said on Friday,
"$9 billion must be repaid until the end of this year. These are earlier-accumulated debts," he said.
Talks on loans with the (International Monetary Fund) IMF, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), European Investment Bank and other structures were "practically completed", he said, noting that funds from abroad would be used to repay the debt. "The funds will be taken as loans not to put pressure on currency reserves. The money will not be 'spent on food', as it was in previous years," he added.
As of April 1, the gold and foreign currency reserves of Ukraine's National Bank totaled $15.08 billion, 2.47% less than a month before.