Russia has made another debt payment to the IMF today, the press service of the Russian Finance Ministry reported to RBC. Russia allocated $26.536m, which is equal to 19.469 SDR (Special Drawing Rights) according to the original schedule of payments. This payment to the IMF was the third and last in March 2003.
Russia's payments to the IMF will be about $2bn (1.559bn SDR) in 2003 and total debt payments to various organizations are estimated at $17.3bn.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba believes that "Crimea has already become a" suitcase without a handle” for Russia