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Ukraine pays its slate in small pieces

(B2) Like an indebted debtor who has no money, but wants to show good will, Ukraine has decided to pay off its debt of $882 million in small installments sent every day. The Ukrainian Naftogaz thus paid $50 million on October 30, 9 million on October 31, 10 million on November 1 and 6,2 million on November 4, according to what its Russian creditor Gazprom reports in a press release which has just been released. be sent to the press (including B2). “ However, these partial payments only cover a small part of the $882 million debt. (NB: 7,5% of the outstanding debt)” confirms the Russian gas company, which expects other payments to be made in the coming days. If the pace of payment continues, it will take more than 3 months for Ukraine to settle the bill... Read also: Russia presents Ukraine with the invoice

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).