Photo: Press center of the NBU the NBU Reserves fell after payment of Eurobonds under a US guarantee

The repayment of Eurobonds for a billion dollars has reduced the reserves of the National Bank, but did not affect the currency market of Ukraine.

May the repayment of Ministry of Finance of Ukraine of Eurobonds worth one billion dollars under the guarantee of the United States has reduced the reserves of the National Bank, but did not affect the foreign exchange market. This was announced by the Deputy head of the NBU Oleg Churiy, UNIAN reports.

“Reserves have fallen after the payment of Eurobonds under a US guarantee. Because the amount of currency was purchased from the National Bank,” said Curi.

At the same time, he noted that the regulator is quite active buying currency on the interbank currency market, and the beginning of the week bought about $ 70 million. CORI also said that the foreign exchange market does not react to these factors.

“Because this is an internal transaction between the National Bank and the Ministry of Finance. This does not affect the market in any way”, – he explained.

According to him, the market does not react to the transfer by the national Bank to the state budget in early may, the 73% rate of return over the last year.

“Has no effect. Part of hryvnia liquidity, the Finance Ministry has directed on payments on external obligations. They bought from us currency, and the market is not affected,” said Curi.

We will remind, for the first two months of 2019 Ukraine paid debts of more than two billion dollars.

Earlier, the Finance Ministry has lowered its forecast for the debt repayment for the current year. Amount paid in the current year increased by 54 billion hryvnias.


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