Status of Ukraine's Eurobond Held By the Russian Federation

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publication Date:

December 16, 2015

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper discusses the status of Ukraine’s Eurobond held by the Russian Federation. The bond was acquired by Russia’s National Wealth Fund (NWF) pursuant to a decision by the Russian Government to provide assistance to Ukraine. In public statements at the time the bond was issued, Russia’s Finance Minister, Mr. Siluanov, explained that assistance was being provided via the NWF because the funds had not been appropriated in the federal budget, ruling out a direct intergovernmental credit. The IMF staff is of the view that the Eurobond is an official claim for the purposes of the IMF’s policy on arrears to official bilateral creditors.

Series:

Country Report No. 15/344

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 16, 2015

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513508825/1934-7685

Stock No:

1UKREA2015004

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

3

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