hryvnia hryvnia

Definition(s):

  • (n) the basic unit of money in Ukraine

Usage(s):

  1. With a number of banks already under the administration of the National Bank, worried citizens have drained over 20% of hryvnia deposits since November.
  2. Ukraine's Interior Minister, where the country's currency, the hryvnia, has lost about 40% of its value against the dollar, boosting Ukraine's growing tourism sector.

News

Quotes

  1. "The European Union has not given money to Ukraine," Putin said. "Not a single cent, not a single hryvnia."
    on Oct 30, 2009 By: Vladimir Putin Source: AFP

  2. "When every kopeck is accounted for, when every hryvnia is critical to act against the world financial crisis, spending half a billion hryvnias on a reckless election is nothing other than acting against the national interest," Tymoshenko said...
    on Oct 15, 2008 By: Yulia Tymoshenko Source: Kyiv Post

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