The volume of public and government-guaranteed debt of Ukraine in the first quarter of 2018 increased by $1.06 billion in dollar terms, or by 1.4%, to $77.37 billion as of March 31.
In hryvnia equivalent, public debt over the said period decreased by UAH 88.09 billion, or by 4.1%, to UAH 2.054 trillion, according to the Ministry of Finance.
The growth in dollar equivalent in the overall structure of public debt is due to an increase in the debt on securities issued on the domestic market, the ministry reported on its website.
At the same time, the reduction in hryvnia equivalent is due to the repayment of debt on loans from international financial organizations and on securities issued on the foreign market. (UNIAN/Business World Magazine)