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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Russia says U.S. refused guarantees for Ukraine's Financial liabilities.


Russia says U.S. refused guarantees for Ukraine's Financial liabilities.(Reuters).

Russia has received an official refusal from the U.S. government to provide guarantees for Ukraine's liabilities, Russian news agencies reported on Saturday, citing Russia's Finance Ministry.

Russia and Ukraine are at loggerheads over a $3 billion Ukrainian Eurobond held by Russia and maturing on Dec. 20.

Russia has offered to restructure the debt in equal installments over the next three years if the West provides guarantees. But Ukraine has included it among the sovereign and sovereign-guaranteed bonds to be restructured in a deal with a group of its largest creditors.

"This week we received an official refusal from the U.S. government to provide guarantees on Ukraine's liabilities. In this regard, there is nothing left but for us to file a legal case against Ukraine if the debtor does not fulfill its liabilities fully on Dec. 20," RIA news agency cited the Finance Ministry as saying in a statement. Hmmmm........Yup a country with nearly 19 Trillion $ debt isn't the greatest choice for 'Financial guarantor'. Read the full story here.

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