The Finance Ministry of the Russian Federation will pay about 25 million dollars on Friday to clear off the debt of Russia to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). As RIA Novosti was told in the Finance Ministry, in accordance with the original schedule of payments, this sum has to be transferred on December 9. But since this day is Sunday, the payment will be made today. Apart from that, as the agency was told, this month the Finance Ministry will make two other payments, 25 million dollars each, on December 17 and 27.
The strike was defensive in nature and came in response to three attacks on the US military in February