Court: Ukraine can try to avoid repaying $3B loan to Russia

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The U.K. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Ukraine can go to trial to try to avoid repaying $3 billion in loans it said it took under pressure from Russia in 2013 to prevent it from trying to join the European Union. The court rejected an attempt to avoid a trial by a British company acting on Russia’s behalf to collect the loans. Ukraine said it borrowed the money while facing the threat of military force and massive illegal economic and political pressure nearly a decade before Russia invaded its neighbor. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy tweeted that the ruling was “another decisive victory against the aggressor.” “The Court has ruled that Ukraine’s defense based on Russia’s threats of aggression will have a full public trial,” he tweeted. “Justice will be ours.” The case was argued in November 2021, and the court was not asked to consider Russia’s invasion of Ukraine three months later.Russia’s invasion of Ukraine three months later.

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