Ukraine State Debt Grew 0.8% in February, Finance Ministry Says

Ukraine’s state debt, including guarantees, increased 0.8 percent last month as the government borrowed on local markets and abroad.

Debt climbed to $66.55 billion as of Feb. 28 from $66 billion in January, the Finance Ministry, based in the capital, Kiev, said today in a statement on its website.

State domestic debt advanced to $26 billion from $25.2 billion, while foreign debt rose to $26.5 billion from $26.2 billion, according to the statement.

More than 42 percent of Ukrainian state debt, including guarantees, is denominated in dollars, while 36 percent is in hryvnia, according to the ministry.

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