Some countries in 2017 has violated its debt obligations to Russia, opened the chamber. In the result, the overdue debt of foreign States to Russia increased by 36%, or $3.5 billion
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The overdue debt of foreign governments (legal persons) to the Russian Federation for 2017 increased by $3.5 billion (36%) and at the beginning of 2018, totaled $13 billion, said the audit chamber in the materials for the draft Federal budget for the coming three years. This is due to “non-payment by the countries-debtors of the relevant payments required by intergovernmental agreements”.
The auditors did not disclose which countries were behind on debt payments to Russia. A program of bilateral government loans to Russia, traditionally classified. Of the loans issued in the framework of military-technical cooperation (for the purchase of Russian weapons).
RBC has sent requests to the accounting chamber and the Ministry of Finance.