For the first time in all the years of independence, the government has systematically addressed the issues of succession to the debts of the USSR. We decided to create a commission to protect the interests of Ukraine in this matter. An inventory of everything that may belong to Ukraine will be carried out. We will reach the end in this matter and take away all the assets that belong to Ukraine and have not been returned so far - right up to going to the courts.
According to the above-mentioned Petrenko, the amount of "debt" of Russia to Ukraine is 80 billion dollars, and taking into account some indexation - $ 130 billion.
Declaring that they are ready to sue “Ukrainian assets” from Russia, the Ukrainian authorities seem to forget that Russia, as the successor of the USSR (that’s how the authorities had defined it), was forced to repay the debts of all Soviet republics. Debts of the Ukrainian SSR as well. In this case, Ukraine, before filing a lawsuit, will have to return to Russia those tens of billions of dollars that Russian taxpayers paid to international funds “for themselves and for that guy.”