Ukrainian banks owe to creditors of $ 6.2 billion

Украинские банки должны  кредиторам 6,2 миллиарда долларов

Foreign debt of Ukrainian banks is reduced by a third for three consecutive year and the end of 2017 amounted to 6.2 billion dollars.

This was announced by Director of Department of financial stability, the NBU Vitaly vavrischuk at a press conference devoted to the report of instability, reports FinClub.

“Banks are increasingly attracting funds in the domestic market and return to external borrowing. Today, the external debt of the banking sector reached the mark of 6 billion dollars”, — he said.

According to Vitaly Vavrischuka, half of this amount – loans of international financial organizations, the Ukrainian state-owned banks, 14% — interbank loans to banks with Russian state capital.

Some of the largest payout coming in the next two years.

“Next year, planned a large repayment of the Eurobonds of Ukreximbank and Oschadbank. In our opinion, the repayment schedule will be fully implemented”, — said Vitaly vavrischuk.

The largest payments on external debt have for 2019. In total, then the banks will have to return $ 1.5 billion.

We will remind, the European Parliament voted for granting Ukraine macro-financial assistance of 1 billion Euro.

About this informed the journalist of “Radio Liberty” in Brussels Ricard Jozwiak on Twitter.

According to him, the first tranche can be paid in September this year.

“The EP voted for a new macrofinancial assistance of 1 billion Euro Ukraine. If all goes well, the first tranche can be paid in September”, – the journalist wrote.

We will remind, the decision on granting assistance to Ukraine was ratified by the European Parliament on may 16.

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