REUTERS Net international reserves of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) in October 2018 grew by 3.1%, to US$6.499 billion. The net international reserves have decreased by 2.6% since the beginning of the year, according to the NBU website. Read alsoInflation in Ukraine to slow to 7.5% in 2019 – Reuters UNIAN memo. Ukraine&#39;s total international reserves shrank by 11%, or $2.071 billion, in January-October 2018, to $16.737 billion as of November 1, 2018. Building up net international reserves is one of Ukraine&#39;s obligations under the cooperation program with the International Monetary Fund.