The hryvnia is strengthening for the sixth banking day in a row, according to data on the website of the National Bank of Ukraine. The reference value of the hryvnia to the US dollar exchange rate at 12:00 is set at 27 hryvnia 53 kopecks. This is 7 kopecks less than the official exchange rate on August 12.
The national currency was in a wide corridor of 26.5-27 hryvnia per dollar for more than two months – from late April to early July. On July 1, the announcement of ex-NBU head Yakov Smoliy about his resignation through political pressure on him caused an increase in quotations to 27 hryvnia 20 kopecks per dollar and even higher. Over the course of several trading sessions, the situation stabilized, but after the appointment of Kirill Shevchenko as head of the NBU, the devaluation of the national currency accelerated.