The head of the Verkhovna Rada’s financial committee on tax and financial policy, Danylo Hetmantsev, sees no reason to change the fixed exchange rate of the hryvnia to the dollar.
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This was reported by Hetmantsev in an interview with the ” Ukrainian News ” agency.
“There are no financial and economic reasons for the hryvnia to depreciate,” he said.
According to him, in the third quarter, Ukraine has a positive balance of payments of $2.2 billion. And also a positive balance of payments forecast of $1.1 billion in the last quarter of the year.
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“We have quite a rhythmic help from partners that comes to us. Since November, more than 45% of foreign aid has come through grants. The gold and currency reserve is more than 25 billion dollars, that is, three months of imports are guaranteed,” Hetmantsev said.
He recalled the NBU’s position on this issue. “It seems to me that the NBU made it clear that there will be no changes in the official rate until the end of the year, and there are no grounds for this,” he added.
We will remind, in an interview with RBC-Ukraine, Deputy Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine Serhii Nikolaychuk said that the National Bank does not expect significant fluctuations in the exchange rate of the dollar against the hryvnia until the end of the year.