Russia is asking London’s High court to rule on the «duty of Yanukovych» in «an expedited manner».
Such an application it has submitted to the court, according to the Russian publication RIA «Novosti».
The Russian Ministry of Finance stated: «Russia has filed in London’s High court a motion for an expedited decision on claim filed in connection with non-payment of Ukraine’s debt in 3 billion dollars.»
It is noted that the motion was filed by the independent company The Law Debenture Corporation plc, representing the interests of Russia in the role of the Trustee, or the Trustee.
In the appeal of lawyers of the Russian Federation declare that «Ukraine was included in the response to the claim number of political arguments that are not related to the obvious requirements of the Trustee to fulfill debt obligations and often untrue».
In Russia expect that the motion hearing will be held in late 2016.
«If the satisfaction of the court a full trial is not required, and the final decision on the merits may be made at the beginning of 2017», — writes the edition.
As reported, recently the Minister of Finance of Ukraine Alexander danyluk said that Ukraine has no plans to return to the Russian Federation 3 billion. the loan obtained in December 2013 by agreement between the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the then Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
We will remind, on may 27, Ukraine filed in the High court of England objections to the February claim of The Law Debenture Trust Corporation PLC, representing the interests of the Russian Federation, the loan of 3 billion dollars, obtained by our country in December 2013 by agreement between the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the then Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. As stated by the reviewers, the amount of 3 billion was predostavlena exchange for refusal of the regime of Yanukovych from European integration.
Credit obligations with a term of 20 December 2014 we signed who was then the Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, now in hiding from the Ukrainian justice.
After the victory of the revolution of Dignity, the new democratically elected Ukrainian government has repeatedly stated that it will not pay the debt, if Russia does not agree to its restructuring. The IMF has urged Ukraine and Russia to sit down at the negotiating table on debt restructuring.
However, the Ukrainian Ministry of Finance has repeatedly stated that Ukraine had not received any formal proposal from Russia to delay payment of the debt.
On December 16 last year, the IMF Executive Board has recognized the official status of the Russian loan to Ukraine to $ 3 billion.
In response, Ukraine in accordance with applicable law and previously assumed commitments with respect to debt transactions, announced a moratorium on the payment of any debts to the Russian Federation.
Russia wants to speed up the court on «duty of Yanukovych» 29.07.2016