December 16, 2015 / 9:35 AM / 3 years ago

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

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

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.

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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