Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says his country won’t repay their $3-billion debt owed to Russia due this weekend.
Yatsenyuk announced at a televised government session a “moratorium” on any debt repayments to Russia. That effectively means that Ukraine is defaulting on the debt.
He did not indicate when Ukraine would be ready to repay the debt.
Relations between the two neighbors soured after Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula in March 2014 and threw its backing behind separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian leaders have accused Moscow of sending troops and weapons to the east, a claim Russia has vehemently denied.
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Source: Malaya Business Insight