Putin is ready to provide Ukraine with a loan
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych meets Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, December, 17, to discuss a question of granting a loan to Ukraine. Yanukovych intends to negotiate with Putin of the gas price being lowered . The Russian gas for Ukraine is $ 400 per 1 thousand cubic meters.
Yanukovych’s decision to keep to the policy of cooperation with Russia has been subjected to harsh criticism. Authorities uphold other views — EU will not be able to supply Ukraine with finances to uphold its economy from a state of collapse. To ensure economic stability, Ukraine needs $ 17 billion. According to the Minister of the State Duma Andrey Belousov (Russia), the possibility for Ukraine to obtain a loan is high. «After the Association Agreement being cancelled by the Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, the loan is most likely to be provided», Belousov considers.