Photo from UNIAN Ukraine&#39;s gross external debt has shrunk by US$1.7 billion, or 1.5%, since the beginning of 2018. Read alsoUkrainian banks&#39; debt to central bank expands in August The country&#39;s gross external debt in the second quarter of 2018 (Q2) decreased by $1.398 billion, or 1.2%, to $113.751 billion, according to the National Bank of Ukraine&#39;s (NBU) website. At the end of the first half of 2018, the general government debt was estimated at $38.118 billion, the central bank&#39;s debt at $6.984 billion, the debt of other depository corporations at $5.900 billion, the debt of other sectors at $53.042 billion, and direct investments (inter-firm debt) at $9.707 billion. UNIAN memo. Ukraine&#39;s gross external debt was estimated at $115.451 billion as of January 1, 2018, which was 2.6%, or $2.927 billion, up from January 1, 2017.