Russian ruble becomes hard currency in Ukraine

24 December 2013 09:49
(QHA) -

The Russian ruble will be included into the first group of the foreign currencies classifier (hard currency) of the National Bank of Ukraine.

This is stated in the minutes of the sixth meeting of the Ukrainian-Russian Intergovernmental Commission, Ukrinform reports.

"To fulfill paragraph 1.2 of the Roadmap on regulation of the issues in investment, financial and industrial cooperation of the Russian Federation and Ukraine of October 15, 2013, for the inclusion of the Russian ruble in the first group of the classifier of foreign currencies and precious metals of the National Bank of Ukraine, the document says. 

Governments of Russia and Ukraine are tasked to prepare proposals for the interaction of the Ukrainian side with the Eurasian Development Bank, the anti-crisis fund of the Eurasian Economic Community and the Interstate Bank of the CIS, to ensure the implementation of the "Roadmap of investment, financial and industry cooperation.

To remind, the first group of the classifier includes freely convertible currencies that are widely used to make payments for international transactions and are sold on major world currency markets: U.S. dollar (USD), British Pound (BPS), Danish krone (DKK), Australian dollar (AUD), Canadian dollar (CAD), Japanese yen (JPY), euro (EUR), SDR and others.