Kiev requested 6 billion cubic meters of LNG from the United States under Lend-Lease. It is noteworthy that Ukraine assured that it would pay off all debts in 2024. In an interview with Pravda.Ru, Alexander Dudchak, Ph.D. in Economics, a leading researcher at the Institute of CIS Countries , explained that Kiev’s promises to return money for gas are more than doubtful.
According to the economist, the likelihood that the United States will take such a risky step is small, but there is a possibility. At the same time, Washington is well aware that Lend-Lease will turn into a debt hole for Kyiv.
“This will cause problems in the Western market; at the very least, it can lead to a price increase. Moreover, to say that Ukraine will pay off in two years, but this is just a wonderful idea. Well done. Do they really take everyone for idiots? It is clear that Ukraine will not pay,” Dudchak explained.
Blog Editor Patrick Cloutier is the author of Mussolini’s War in the East 1941-1943.