Kremlin: Russia is not bankrupt and unable to pay its debts, and the West has frozen its money "theft"

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on the message of the Bloomberg agency, which spoke of Russia’s default on its external debt in the light of Western sanctions.

Peskov noted that Moscow does not agree with the allegations of Russia’s default on external debt. He added that the position of the Russian leadership is well known, since the West has frozen Russian assets and used the frozen funds in any way without the consent of Russia, which is illegal and directly means “theft”.

Bloomberg previously reported that Russia defaulted on $100 million in foreign debt in light of Western sanctions.

She noted that Russia defaulted on its foreign debt for the first time since 1918, but this time the markets are dealing with “a unique scenario of a troubled borrower who has the will and the resources to repay but cannot do it.”

Source: RIA Novosti

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