Ukraine imposed a moratorium on payments within the return of the Russian loan, announced on 18 December, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. He accused Russia of unwillingness to restructure debt.
NEWSru.ua notes that the size of the debt on the loan received during the stay in power of President Viktor Yanukovych, is 3.58 billion.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that Ukraine had reached an understanding and agreement «with creditors with adequate» to resolve their debts, but Russia rejected Ukrainian proposals.
The Prime Minister added that Kiev is ready for litigation with Moscow. Earlier Russia warned that a debt default would entail going to court.