December 16, 2015 / 9:35 AM / 2 years ago

Kremlin reiterates Ukraine must pay off debt to Moscow or face court

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s position on Ukraine’s $3 billion debt to Russia remains unchanged and Kiev must pay it off or face a court case, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.

Flags of the European Union (L-R), Ukraine and Russia fly during the arrivals of leaders and delegations at an airport outside Minsk in this August 26, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Ukraine’s debt to Russia is due on Dec. 20, and Russia has said Kiev has 10 days after that to repay the debt or accept a restructuring deal proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Reporting by Alexander Winning; Writing by Katya Golubkova

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