The reference rate of the hryvnia, the National Bank set at noon on August 13, is 27 hryvnia 42 kopecks against the dollar. This is more than 10 kopecks less than the value of the dollar at the official exchange rate on August 13 – 27.5266 hryvnia. On the eve of August 12, the dollar was officially worth 27 hryvnia 59 kopecks.
According to the website “Ministry of Finance”, trading on the interbank market began in the morning at the level of 27.47-50 hryvnia per dollar. By lunchtime, the rate dropped to 27.39-41 hryvnia. Read also: “Privatbank” demands from the Pechersk district court to remove judge Vovka from the case with the Surkis offshore companies. 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.