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The state debt of Ukraine in June 2019 rose 2.5 percent and was worth 80.35 billion. About it reported in a press-service of the Ministry of Finance.
“In the month of June in dollar terms, public and publicly guaranteed debt increased by 1.96 billion dollars”, — stated in the message. UAH debt of the country decreased by 4,15 billion and amounted to 2.1 trillion UAH. Of the total public debt of Ukraine external loans amount to 1.3 trillion (62.28 percent), inner — 793 billion hryvnia (37,72 percent), said the Ministry.
In late may, the head of the National Bank of Ukraine Yakov Smoliy said that the country’s foreign reserves fell by $ 1.2 billion. Kiev began to sell gold reserves because of the large amount of payments on the public debt. So, according to Smoliy, until the end of 2019, Ukraine should pay five billion dollars of foreign and domestic debt.
On may 26 the Ukrainian businessman Igor Kolomoisky called on President Vladimir Zelensky to declare a default on external debt. In his opinion, in the event of failure of the external liabilities of Ukraine have nothing to fear, since Greece and Argentina restructured its debts and they “all right.” Zelensky refused to declare a default and said it intends to continue cooperation with the IMF and to comply with obligations to the Western partners.
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