Russia has already invested $3 billion in National Welfare Fund money in Ukrainian Eurobonds in the framework of the agreements reached with Ukraine in December, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said at a meeting with President Vladimir Putin.

"Still, I'd like to hear from the finance minister and return to the start of our conversation. How much aid have we actually given Ukraine so far in keeping with our understandings? In short, how much money in the time that has passed since those agreements were struck?" Putin asked Siluanov.

"In December last year we invested $3 billion in National Welfare Fund money in Eurobonds that were issued by Ukraine," Siluanov said.

"That's a decent amount," Putin said, asking whether Siluanov was in contact with the Ukrainian Finance Minister.

Siluanov said he was in daily contact with his Ukrainian counterpart.

"Will he remain the finance minister? Of course he doesn't know that himself," Putin said.

"By our information the economic block shouldn't change that much," Siluanov said. Putin himself said an economic block shouldn't change too much.

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