The National Bank of Ukraine has determined the quotes of the interbank foreign exchange market, which it considers optimal at the moment. According to the experts of the website “Ministry of Finance”, on July 22, the regulator entered the auction twice, offering the dollar, first at 27 hryvnia 77 kopecks (sold about 100 million dollars), subsequently – at 27 hryvnia 80 kopecks. “NBU interventions have done their job.
The behavior of market participants in the dollar is becoming more controllable, ”the website of the Ministry of Finance points out. According to Finance.ua, trading on the interbank market as of 12:05 was at the level of 27 hryvnia, 78-80 kopecks per dollar. The National Bank of Ukraine at noon set the reference value of the exchange rate of 27 hryvnia 77 kopecks per dollar, which is 11 kopecks more than the official rate for today.
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.