Russia says IMF's decision on Ukraine debt changes nothing

Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:02am EST
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BEIJING (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund's decision on Ukraine's debt to Russia did not change anything to Moscow, Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak told reporters in Beijing on Thursday.

The International Monetary Fund's Executive Board decided this week that a claim from a $3 billion Eurobond issued by Ukraine in December 2013 and held by Russia is an official claim.

(Reporting by Olesya Astakhova; writing by Polina Devitt; editing by Katya Golubkova)

Russia's Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak arrives for the G-20 Finance Ministers Meeting during the World Bank/IMF Annual Meeting in Washington October 10, 2014.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts