Russian Finance Minister Alexander Livshic, after meetings with Slovak Finance Minister Sergej Kozlík on February 25, said that Russia will provide Slovakia with a $50 million ($1:5 billion Sk) loan to complete the Mochovce nuclear power plant by April. Both ministers discussed the repayment of Russian debts to Slovakia worth $1.2 billion (40 billion Sk) as well. The Slovak government aims to collect at least $160 million annually. At the meeting, Kozlík submitted a list of commodities, including armaments, which he said would help the Slovak economy develop and repay the debt.
13. Mar 1997 at 0:00 | From press reports of TASR and SITA