Russia likely to demand early repayment of Ukraine's $3 billion debt: RIA Novosti

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Posted: Jan 10, 2015 4:14 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - It is "highly likely" that Russia will demand early repayment of $3 billion in debt owed by Ukraine, Russia's RIA Novosti agency reported on Saturday citing an anonymous government source.

The source told the agency that Ukraine was in violation of a "whole series" of conditions for Russia's loan.

"In these circumstances it is highly likely that Russia will be forced in the near future to demand from Ukraine the early repayment of the $3 billion debt," the source said.

(Reporting By Jason Bush, editing by Louise Heavens)