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Ukraine Sovereign Debt Fell 0.4% in June, Finance Ministry Says

July 18, 2012

Ukraine’s state debt, including guarantees, declined 0.4 percent last month as the government repaid part of its loan to Russian bank VTB Group.

Debt fell to $60 billion as of June 30 from $60.25 billion a month earlier, the Finance Ministry, based in the capital, Kiev, said today in a statement on its website.

Domestic debt grew to $24 billion from $22.8 billion, while foreign debt dropped to $22.7 billion from $24.2 billion, it said.

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