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Russia ready to settle Ukrainian debt issue out of court

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Russia is prepared for prejudicial negotiations regarding Ukraine's debt, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told a press conference.

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"We're prepared for prejudicial agreements on the debt. Yes, it really is in our plans to meet with the Ukrainian finance minister in Washington with the mediation of the Federal Republic of Germany," he said.

He said Russia will be prepared to consider settling out of court provided that Ukraine's proposals "differ substantially from those proposals to which the commercial creditors consented."

"We won't be able to come to an agreement if Ukraine adopts the very same position. If this continues in the same vein as at our previous meetings, our talks will not be constructive at all," he said.

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