REUTERS Deloitte & Touche Ukrainian Services Company has confirmed the annual financial statements of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) for 2018, providing a positive opinion without reservations. The financial statements reflect reliably and in all aspects the NBU&#39;s financial condition as of the end of the past year, as well as the results of its activities, cash flow, and changes in capital in line with international standards, the regulator reported, referring to the auditor&#39;s statement. Read alsoUkrainian businesses become more optimistic in Q1 As reported, the financial statements are ready for approval by the NBU Council, which should be completed no later than April 30, 2019. Following this, the document will be published on the regulator&#39;s official website. As UNIAN reported earlier, the law on the state budget of Ukraine for 2019 obliges the central bank to channel into the national budget not less than UAN 47.6 billion (US$1.8 billion) in annual profit after confirmation by the external audit and approval by the NBU Council of annual financial statements, as well as after the formation of reserves. The funds shall be transferred in accordance with the schedule established by the Ukrainian Finance Ministry.