Censor.NET reports citing Fitch Ratings.
"The issue ratings on Ukraine's senior unsecured foreign- and local-currency bonds have also been affirmed at 'B-' and the sovereign's short-term senior unsecured local currency bonds at 'B'. The Country Ceiling has been affirmed at 'B-' and the Short-Term Foreign-Currency and Local-Currency IDRs at 'B'," the report reads.
Ukraine's 2016 GDP growth of 2.3% surpassed expectations, but the Donbas blockade will negatively impact the mining, metallurgical and electricity sectors. The company forecast growth to decelerate to 2% in 2017 before picking up to 3% in 2018 on the back of improving consumer demand and investment.