In 2012, Ukraine has managed to reduce its external debt, finance minister Yuriy Kolobov said in the Parliament yesterday during the report on the implementation of the state budget for 2012, ForUm correspondent reported.

The minister said that in the beginning of this year, Ukraine's foreign debt amounted to 399.2 billion UAH. "In 2012, the government in difficult conditions managed to reduce the amount of external debt by 27.8 billion UAH," he said.

In addition, Kolobov reminded that in 2012, the government managed to increase the average maturity of foreign debt from 4.1 years to 5.1 years, which is a positive factor.

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