Funeral ceremony for Tu-154 crash victims held at military memorial cemetery near MoscowSociety & Culture January 16, 14:57
Russian combat engineers defuse over 20,000 munitions in AleppoMilitary & Defense January 16, 14:41
Kremlin: Russia is not going to groundlessly accuse other countries of cyberattacksRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 16, 14:30
Russian Helicopters sign first contract for civil products supply to PakistanBusiness & Economy January 16, 14:25
Montenegro accuses Russian national of inciting assassination plot against ex-premierWorld January 16, 13:48
IAC commission to join investigation of Bishkek air crashWorld January 16, 13:38
Kudrin says pension age should be raised starting from 2019 in RussiaBusiness & Economy January 16, 13:32
Flight recorder recovered at crash site of cargo Boeing-747 near Bishkek — sourceWorld January 16, 13:28
Kremlin agrees with Trump that NATO is 'vestige of past'Russian Politics & Diplomacy January 16, 13:16
KEIV, June 16. /TASS/. Ukraine acknowledges its $3 billion debt owed to Russia like any other Eurobonds, Ukraine’s Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko said on Tuesday at the Swedish-Ukrainian business forum.
"We recognize this debt of $3 billion like any other Eurobond," the minister said.
Jaresko stressed that this debt needs to be restructured. "We have enough programs and we have to achieve the goal of the debt restructuring," the minister added.
Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said in an interview with Bloomberg on Monday that he believes Russia’s $3 billion loan to his country in December 2013 was a "bribe" sealed by ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich.
According to Poroshenko, the whole situation around the money which Russia loaned to Ukraine was dubious. He assumed the loan was a bribe that followed immediately after Yanukovich had refused to sign as association agreement with the European Union in Vilnius.
In comments to the statement, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said if Russia’s loan was compared with a bribe, then Kiev’s talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) could be called a "large-scale embezzlement."
"If the three-billion-U.S. dollar sovereign loan Ukraine received from Russia is a bribe, according to Poroshenko, then the billions Ukraine’s leaders are seeking to obtain from the IMF can be seen as an organization of a large-scale embezzlement," Medvedev wrote on his Facebook account on Monday.
Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday the Kremlin wanted Kiev’s current authorities to say it definitely whether they consider themselves as a legal successor to the former government or they turn down its liabilities.