MOSCOW, December 21 (RAPSI) – Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, ordered his staff to hire lawyers in order to prepare a lawsuit against Ukraine, demanding return of the $3 billion debt, including the fine that Ukraine now owes Russia, RIA Novosti reported on Monday.

Medvedev expressed an opinion that Ukraine will refuse to pay its debt to Russia. According to Medvedev, it’s evident that Ukrainian policies are based on violation and ignorance of international laws and obligations.

“On December 20 the time given to Ukraine for repayment of $3 billion in euro obligations expired. This means that financial default took place, it’s judicial and, if you will, a historic fact”, Medvedev said.