In 2019 Ukraine faces record debt payments

The Ukrainian government in spring and autumn of this year will hold the largest payments to creditors.

У 2019 році на Україну чекають рекордні виплати боргів

In 2019 Ukraine will produce a record in the history of the country, payments on the national debt in two tranches – in February-may and September. The total amount of payments 417 billion hryvnia (about $ 14 billion), informs Rus.Media.

This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine. The details of this calculation are contained in the special topic macroeconomic report of the Department.

It is noted that most of the amount will be payments from the state Treasury in foreign currency debt (international lenders), their size – about 9 billion dollars.

In 2020, payments of Ukraine on public debt Ministry of Finance estimates the amount 387,4 billion USD, but in 2021 it is expected another record, and the cost 434,4 billion.

Earlier, Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman said that Ukraine in 2019 must pay on external and internal loans of about 417 billion (14.6 billion dollars), which is similar to the defence budget in two years.