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Russia’s Legal Battle for Ukraine Debt Fraught With Politics

Russia plans to sue Ukraine in an English court to recover a multibillion-dollar loan Moscow made to Kyiv in December 2013, just weeks before Ukraine's then-President, Viktor Yanukovych, facing a popular uprising, fled to Russia. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered officials to prepare a lawsuit against Ukraine for refusing to pay the $3 billion Eurobond debt. Earlier this month, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced Ukraine would stop payments on the...

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