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Ukraine Mulling Debt-Restructuring Options as Payments Loom

  • Scenarios include consent solicitation, using Russian assets
  • Ukraine officially says it wants to meet its obligations
A Ukrainian flag hangs from a balcony of a destroyed residential building in Irpin, Ukraine.

A Ukrainian flag hangs from a balcony of a destroyed residential building in Irpin, Ukraine.

Photographer: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images
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Ukrainian officials are exploring the possibility of debt restructuring as the war-ravaged country’s funding options are at risk of running out, according to three people familiar with the discussions. 

Multiple scenarios are being considered and no decision is expected until later in the summer, according to two of the people, all of whom asked not to be identified because the talks are private. Ukraine has time until at least Sept. 1, when it faces a $1.4 billion redemption and interest payments, according to Bloomberg calculations.