The so-called state Council of Crimea today, November 29, approved on second and final reading, the “law” governing the cancellation of the inhabitants of the Crimea of debt on loans taken in Ukrainian banks, which ceased operations in the Peninsula in 2014 after its annexation by Russia. It is reported by Interfax.
“Subject to write-off the full debt, if as of 18 March 2014 it did not exceed 5 million rubles, or amount expressed in a foreign currency at the exchange rate set by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation on that date, equivalent to 5 million rubles,” – said the self-proclaimed “speaker of the state Council of Crimea” Vladimir Konstantinov.
The document spelled out the categories of borrowers eligible for restructuring debts to Ukrainian banks: the borrowers that on the date of entry into force of the “law” are non-working pensioners, or have a dependent of one or more minor children and raise them without a second parent, guardian one or more minor children with relatives of minor children of combat veterans.
In the first reading “the law” was adopted in September.
As reported, Russian President Vladimir Putin at the end of July 2017 signed a law that gave the ability to settle the debts of the residents of the annexed Crimea without personal contact with a lender, through the depositors protection Fund.