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KIEV, October 6. /TASS/. Ukraine’s state and stat-guaranteed debt totaled almost 1.5 trillion hryvnias (more than $70.5 bln) as of August 31, having increased by 394 bln hryvnias (more than $18.5 bln) in 8 months, press service of the country’s Finance Ministry reported on Monday.
"As of August 31, 2015 Ukraine’s state and state-guaranteed debt stood at 1.5 trillion hryvnias (more than $70.5 bln)," the report said.
Ukraine’s total external debt totaled 976 bln hryvnias ($46 bln), total internal debt stood at 518.5 bln hryvnias ($24 bln).
"In January-August 2015, Ukraine’s state and state-guaranteed debt increased in hryvnias by 394 bln hryvnias (over $18.5 bln)," the Ministry said, explaining it by devaluation of the country’s national currency.