In July, Ukrainians bought through banks $918 million — the largest amount of hard currency since the beginning of 2015
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

In July, Ukrainians bought through banks $918 million — the largest amount of hard currency since the beginning of 2015

In July, Ukrainians bought through banks $918 million — the largest amount of hard currency since the beginning of 2015, the darkest days of the war with Russia, the central bank reports. Partly explaining the demand for dollars is Ukraine’s overseas travel boom this summer. In July, flights and trains to the EU ran at near capacity. Through Aug. 1, passenger air transportation was up by 17.1% y-o-y, to 6.8 million passengers.

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