REUTERS Ukraine&#39;s state and government-guaranteed debt, estimated in U.S. dollars, shrank by 0.02%, or by US$10 million, to $78.24 billion, in February 2019. Read alsoUkraine due to repay US$15.66 bln on gross foreign debt in 2019 The debt in the hryvnia equivalent over the period under review fell by 2.8%, or by UAH 60.02 billion ($2.2 billion), to UAH 2.112 trillion (nearly $78.3 billion), according to the Ukrainian Finance Ministry&#39;s website. The state debt in U.S. dollars since the beginning of the year has decreased by 0.1%, falling by 2.6% in the hryvnia equivalent. UNIAN memo. Ukraine&#39;s state and government-guaranteed debt, estimated in U.S. dollars, grew by 2.6%, or $2.02 billion, to $78.32 billion, in 2018. The debt in the hryvnia equivalent over the period under review rose by 1.3%, or UAH 26.94 billion ($999.3 million), to UAH 2.169 trillion ($80.5 billion). In relation to GDP, the state and government-guaranteed debt of Ukraine in 2018 decreased to about 62.7% from 71.8% in 2017.