The National Bank of Ukraine has set the rate of 27 hryvnia 76 kopecks per dollar on July 28, this does not differ from the official rate for today. On the Ukrainian interbank foreign exchange market, the hryvnia grew in value throughout the trading day – from the morning level of 27 hryvnia 84-87 kopecks to the level of 27 hryvnia 67-69 kopecks as of 16:00, according to Finance.ua data. Trades will continue until 17:00, but during the last hours of the session, changes are not indicative.
“At the auction, as before, there is a slight excess of supply over demand, which presses the dollar quotes against the hryvnia,” experts of the website “Ministry of Finance” point out. 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 has stabilized, but after the appointment of Kirill Shevchenko as head of the NBU, the devaluation of the national currency accelerated.