"The total amount of the accepted bids of the auction participants amounted to $3 million. The average exchange rate of the hryvnia on the results of the auction was UAH 15.9431 to the dollar," an NBU report reads.

The total volume of the bids from interbank market participants amounted to $11.1 million, and the minimum rate was UAH 15.9330 to the dollar, according to the official Web site of the National Bank of Ukraine.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the NBU on Wednesday sold $3 million at an average rate of UAH 15.8755 to the dollar on the interbank currency market.

Since November 5, the NBU has been conducting daily currency auctions of small volumes using a Dutch auction scheme to ensure exchange rate equilibrium or stabilize the exchange rate of hryvnia at the current level.

From November 28, the NBU reduced the amount of currency it sells at auctions, from $5 million to $3 million.