Before that, it was reported that the "final" payment term - Friday 30 May.
Newspaper "News" reports that in parallel with the trilateral Russian-Ukrainian-European negotiations on the payment of Ukrainian debt, Moscow is conducting bilateral negotiations with the European Commission. Moscow still hopes that Brussels will affect Kiev, and Ukraine will begin to pay off its more than substantial "gas" debts.
According to experts of Gazprom, the total value of Ukraine’s debt to Russia for gas is about 3,5 billion dollars. At the same time, today we are talking about the possibility of a kind of debt restructuring for Kiev: 2 billion. Ukraine pays until the end of May, about 500 million more - until June 7. It is on June 7 in Kiev that the inauguration of an extraordinary president, Petro Poroshenko, is scheduled.
Ukraine itself recognizes only $ 2,237 billion of its own debt to Gazprom, considering that up to 3,5 billion, the debt has grown illegally.
Recall that yesterday Petro Poroshenko saidthat Ukraine refuses to buy Russian gas at a price of "500 dollars."