MOSCOW, March 31 Russian banks are yet to sign a
"standstill agreement" with Croatia's Agrokor as part
of debt restructuring talks, but they plan to do so in the near
future, two Russian sources close to the talks said on Friday.
Media reports earlier on Friday said heavily indebted
Agrokor had signed a deal with creditors overnight to
restructure its debt.
"For the moment no," one Russian source close to the talks
said, in response to a question as to whether the "standstill
agreement" freezing Agrokor's debt repayments had been signed.
"But we will sign very soon. A committee of creditors has
been formed, ... and we are moving fast."
Another source said Russia's biggest bank Sberbank
, one of Agrokor's top lenders, planned to sign an
agreement on debt restructuring later on Friday.
(Reporting by Alexander Winning; editing by Katya Golubkova)