Cabinet drafts state budget-2015 with U.S. dollar at 17 hryvnia - Yatseniuk

The Cabinet of Ministers compiled the draft state budget for 2015 with the rate of 17 hryvnia per dollar.

Prime Minister Arsenii Yatseniuk stated this at a briefing at the international airport Boryspil after returning from Belgium, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainian News.

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"We are calculating the budget now... We have two options: either the current rate, which is now set by the National Bank or the additional assumption of 17," he said.

Yatseniuk said that the Cabinet expects the National Bank's forecast on the hryvnia exchange rate for next year, since in accordance with the Constitution, the National Bank is responsible for the currency.

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He stressed that the current difficulties with the ruble in Russia will have a negative effect on the Ukrainian economy. In addition, he said that the final version of the state budget has not yet been developed and the draft project indicators are changing every day.

Yatseniuk also said that the government is currently in negotiations with the coalition in the Verkhovna Rada in order to get support in passing the state budget-2015 and amendments to the Budget and Tax Codes.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n316587