flamming_python wrote:Yeah, everything that Russia does is a cunning plan.
Man, Monarchist was right.
Monarchist wasnt right. And no one said this was a cunning plan either. Geeze man, get a hold of yourself.
This is simply Russia trying to make the debt official Kiev government debt and to prevent them from turning around and getting it to be none government debt so Russia loses all $3B and there is nothing lingering over Kievs head that is Russian anymore.
It isn't a cunning plan or anything but a last attempt to make sure Russia gets its money back and as well, prevent it from being thrown out the window and everyone forgets about it like Kiev was trying to do.
I understand the frustration as I would like to see Russia try to default Ukraine now, but that wont happen and you know that. US has been injecting just enough to get Ukraine to survive and EU was injecting the rest along with IMF. None of these entities were going to stop. And how could they? They can print money for forever.
As werewolf said, Kiev is going to default anyway regardless of restructuring the debt. If they agree to this debt restructuring from Russia, then that means the overall debt will increase on the government. If interest is still being applied, Russia will get more than $3B. But by sounds of it, they are already prepared for Ukraine to default. Just that, instead, they will possibly get some good PR out of it as well, get a solid confirmation of the debt being government based.
I am surprised no one here saw this from a mile away. Neither did I really. Even with the whole Kiev constantly shouting that the debt isn't government based and that they would take Russia to court over it.
If you feel this is still a bad option, than please provide the details as to why and go to your local congressman/woman and explain why. Write letters to both current government and opposition and hope that such an idea gets thrown out.
As well, this isn't instituted yet as Kiev has to decide.
ultron wrote:Ukraine will always be a neighbor of Russia. Ukrainians will always be Slavic brothers and sisters of Russians. These two facts will never change. No matter how America tries to make Ukrainians hate Russians. As the old saying goes, time will heal all wounds. The relationship between Ukraine and Russia will improve with time as heads cool.
I feel that it may never get to that as Ukraine`s leaders will be hand picked by the west like it is in Croatia, Cechz Republic, Romania, etc. And Relations will always suck regardless what people think.
Edit: This quoting system is broken it seems.