“We will have to repay a $250 million loan in November, but we are
ready to do so. All the preparatory work has been done. We will not
raise extra funds, we are doing this to service the existing external
debt,” Popov said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.
“We will issue government domestic loan bonds for refinancing, and to
have the chance to continue working under the previous conditions,” he
Popov expressed confidence that Kyiv would be able by November to
find the required sum to repay the foreign loan, despite the fact that
it succeeded in attracting only about Hr 750 million from the placement
of government domestic loan bonds over 1.5 months.