Moscow threatens Kyiv with $3 billion loan recall ahead of peace talks

Written by on January 11, 2015 in Europe - Comments Off on Moscow threatens Kyiv with $3 billion loan recall ahead of peace talks
river boat near Kremlin buildings in Russia's capital city Moscow

Russia’s Finance Minister Anton Siluanov on January 10 accused Ukraine of breaching the conditions of a $3 billion Russian loan ahead of a new round of peace talks in Germany’s capital on January 12.

The foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France will meet in Berlin to discuss the war in eastern Ukraine, which has been simmering since a ceasefire was agreed on September 5. While there has been a notable decrease in heavy shelling, the agreement has failed to stop daily casualties from small arms fire. Ukrainian defence officials reported two servicemen killed and 20 wounded in the past 24 hours.

While the Russian-instigated war has eased, the economic war between Russia and Ukraine’s Western allies seems to be intensifying.

For the full story, please visit The Kyiv Post.

(Photo: Vladimir Fofanov/sxc.hu)

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