10 Dec 2009 11:37

Russia to settle debt to London Club by end of the year - Pankin

ST. PETERSBURG. Dec 10 (Interfax) - By the end of 2009, Russia intends to settle debt owed to the London Club, Deputy Finance Minister Dmitry Pankin told journalists on Thursday.

"This is not a large amount. We hope to settle it by year's end," Pankin said.

He also confirmed plans to finish an exchange of USSR commercial debt by the end of the year.