Crimea will drop Ukrainian hryvnia as of April - RIA

by Reuters
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 09:52 GMT

MOSCOW, March 18 (Reuters) - Crimea is adopting the Russian rouble as its official currency and will drop the Ukrainian hryvnia in April, Russian news agency RIA quoted a senior official in the government of the region, which has voted to become part of Russia, as saying.

Crimean authorities had earlier said the hryvnia would to remain an official currency until 2016.

"Unfortunately, I have to say that parallel circulation of the rouble and the hryvnia will not work out. We are witching to the rouble zone," state-run RIA cited Crimean Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliyev as saying.

Latest News
Comments Close
Crimea will drop Ukrainian hryvnia as of April - RIA

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. For more information see our Acceptable Use Policy.

comments powered by Disqus