BOCHAROV RUCHEI, Russia Feb 8 Russia will stick
to its pledge to give Ukraine a second tranche of a $15-billion
loan, but has not yet allocated the sum as it waits for
repayment of a $2.7 billion gas debt, Russian Finance Minister
Anton Siluanov said on Saturday.
"We will fulfil what we have promised to Ukraine, but we
would like the Ukrainian side to comply with the obligations
that it has committed to," Siluanov told reporters.
The gas debt was due for repayment in late January, but
Ukraine did not pay up, he said.