Debt repayment due in the first quarter totals US$5.609 billion Photo from UNIAN The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) says Ukraine is due to repay US$15.655 billion on gross foreign debt in 2019. Of the amount, US$11.951 billion is repayment on principal debt and US$3.703 billion is interest payment, the NBU said. In particular, debt payments in the government sector are US$5.016 billion, the central bank&#39;s debts total $842 million, debts of other depository institutions (commercial banks) are US$1.888 billion. Due payments in other sectors are estimated at US$6.401 billion, direct investment (inter-firm debt) amounts to US$1.568 billion. Read alsoFinance Ministry borrows UAH 10.2 bln, US$85.2 mln in domestic market Debt repayment due in the first quarter totals US$5.609 billion, that in the second amounts to US$3.608 billion, in the third quarter to US$3.919 billion, and in the fourth quarter to US$2.519 billion. Payments to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will total US$1.945 billion, including US$600 million in the first quarter, US$601 million in the second quarter, US$657 million in the third quarter, and US$87 million in the fourth quarter. As UNIAN reported, Ukraine&#39;s gross external debt in 2018 shrank by 0.6%, or US$744 million, to US$114.707 billion.