The inflation rate in Ukraine is approaching at present to around 30%, said the Director of the division of monetary policy And economic analysis of the national Bank of Ukraine Serhii Nikolaichuk in conversation
"I just did not connect directly the monetary policy of the NBU with the devaluation of the exchange rate that have occurred in the past year And continues this year, as the reality of the current situation on the currency market is the result of accumulated imbalances in many areas, in different macroeconomic spheres for previous years, as well as policy rigid support of the exchange rate of the National Bank in previous years. And, of course, the biggest was the impact of armed conflict And the decline of trust in Ukraine, " leads his interview to the press service of the national Bank on Tuesday.
According to Nikolaychuk, the national Bank makes significant steps towards institutional capacity building of the National Bank of Ukraine in the sphere of monetary policy, And the strategic goal of the NBU is the shift control system of inflation targeting.
"This is a regime which will enable us, will enable the population to have low And stable inflation in the long term, in the medium term, And will bring a lot of advantages. Undoubtedly, it will be very difficult And almost impossible to switch to this mode In the current year, because it is impossible to do This with the current level of inflation, which is close to 30%, " said Nikolaychuk.
Now Ukraine is in a difficult political crisis, which affects its economy And the public sector, in fact the country is on the verge of default. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that in 2015, the country faces the challenge to survive, it will be difficult to absolutely all social strata. According to the head of the national Bank of Ukraine Valeria Gontareva, last year the country's GDP decreased by 7, 5%, inflation was 21%, the hryvnia depreciated by half.