"Why the IMF does not want to add, say, these three billion for Ukraine so that it would be able to pay off [the debt]? Why should it change its rules for a specific country, actually violating the system itself and the rules of functioning of the IMF? You should speak to your colleagues. I think it is easier to take the following path: add 3 billion for Ukraine so that it could pay off [the debt], and everyone would be happy and would resume calm work," Putin said at a meeting with the Cabinet.
According to him, the changes in Fund's regulations in favor of one country may push the others to demand changes in the regulations for them. "And where would it lead? It is necessary to discuss these questions again coldly, operationally, look for a solution to prevent all the burdens to be put on us again," the Russian president said.