"As for the tranche, the situation here is obvious. Moscow has consistently opposed and will oppose any modification of the rules of disbursement of new tranches for specific situations, for up-to-the-minute political situation, what in fact we can see in the case of Ukraine," Peskov said speaking about the Kremlin's position in regard to the IMF tranche.
He added that the Kremlin's position in regard to Ukraine's debt had not changed and of its sovereign nature.
On March 11, 2015 the IMF approved a four-year program of financial aid to Ukraine, which stipulates a $17.5 billion loan over the next four years. The Ukrainian government has to implement new economic policies for the IMF to disburse the funds.
According to the IMF rules, the country is denied aid unless it settles its debts with the loaners in a good faith. Moscow filed a lawsuit against Ukraine in the London High Court in February after Kiev defaulted on repayment of a $3-billion loan that Russia granted to Ukraine in 2013 under the former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych.