unceasing political and economic conflict between Russia and Ukraine has become increasingly bizarre forms.Today, after meeting with first-year budget of the Academy and the Treasury, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said that Russia does not consider the possibility of granting credit Ukraine.Neutihayuschy political and economic conflict between Russia and Ukraine has become increasingly bizarre forms.Today, after meeting with first-year budget of the Academy and the Treasury, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said that Russia does not consider the possibility of providing loan to Ukraine.
"Ukraine at the time turned to us with a request for a loan," - he said and informed that he had met with the director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which held talks about this.Fifth November 2008 the IMF approved a credit the program for 2009 - 2010.Ukraine on $ 16.4 billion of which has already been allocated $ 10.9 billion.In August, the country has recei
With regard to lending in Ukraine from Russia, then, according to Kudrin, this possibility is not totally excluded, although it is not considered.All this requires additional negotiations, the minister explained.In the meantime, "we stand on the position that the loan must be granted the IMF."
It is obvious that such statements are a reaction to the recent events around the requirements of Ukraine to increase the cost of Russian gas transit through the country.As previously reported, "Utro", representative of the President of Ukraine on international energy security, Bohdan Sokolovsky warned Russia that the uninterrupted transit of Russian gas through Ukraine may be threatened if she refused to renegotiate the terms of gas contracts with the neighboring country."A possible refusal of the Russian side to improve gas contracts creates serious threats to the normal functioning of the NJSC" Naftogaz of Ukraine ", and hence ensure uninterrupted transit of Russian natural gas through Ukraine", - the press-service of the President of Ukraine.
Recall, Ukraine unilaterally proposes to increase the price of Russian gas transit to 50% - 80%.On this, referring to the results of the talks with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, another said Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko last week.In turn, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered the management of "Gazprom" to ignore the Ukrainian proposals and act in accordance with previously signed contracts.
Thus, the statement Kudrin may mean nothing more than a response to the Russian move hint Sokolovsky.The fragility of the Russian decision on the denial of credit points to the possibility of revision in case of change of the position of Ukraine on the transit.As for demonstrative "care" Russian Deputy Prime Minister on granting Ukraine the next tranche of the IMF loan, but this, too, can be seen a certain political subtext.
Traditionally in the world to provide loans to the IMF the country shows extremely poor condition of the economy.This, in turn, is a serious blow to the international image of the state and asking for his guidance.For this reason, many countries are faced with economic problems, by all means try to borrow on international markets, despite the higher cost of borrowing.Thus, directing the money to Ukraine IMF Kudrin once again comes on the sore spot of its political and economic governance.