The National Bank of Ukraine has strengthened the hryvnia against the US dollar by another four kopecks. The regulator set on July 7 the rate of 27 hryvnia 13 kopecks per unit of the American currency, before on Friday, July 3, the hryvnia gain was symbolic, by one kopeck. The National Bank only partially reflected the tendencies of the interbank foreign exchange market, where the national currency strengthened almost the entire trading day on July 6 – to the level of 27 hryvnia 2.5 – 5 kopecks per dollar as of 16:10, according to data from Finance.ua.
“The NBU appeared at the auctions with the redemption of the dollar at 27.06 hryvnia. I bought for more than an hour, which supported the quotes of the American currency, “- indicate the experts of the website” Ministry of Finance “, who track the course of trading. 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.
The statement 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. The situation has stabilized over the past two trading sessions.