The National Bank of Ukraine begins to publish weekly statistics of the NBU Depository related to war bond transactions.
Within over three weeks from the full-scale invasion by the russian federation, the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine held seven auctions to sell war bonds and raised over UAH 20 billion and almost USD 12 million to the state budget by 21 March 2022. The auctions are held weekly.
Primary dealer banks currently hold the largest portfolio of military domestic government debt securities. In parallel, a secondary market was launched for the distribution of these bonds to everyone interested.
As of 21 March, over two thousand Ukrainian citizens and businesses purchased nearly UAH 4 billion and USD 742,000 of military domestic government debt securities, thus supporting the financial resilience of Ukraine.
Overall, the trading volume exceeded UAH 6 billion after the secondary market of military domestic government debt securities was launched. Transactions are executed both on the over-the-counter and on-exchange markets.
The NBU welcomes such activity by capital markets participants and encourages further strengthening of Ukraine's financial defense.
The NBU Depository also ensures the continued operation of the link with ICSD Clearstream and is working to expand its functionality. This allows nonresidents from all over the world to buy war bonds and support Ukraine.
As previously reported, after martial law was introduced, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine made a decision to issue war bonds. The military domestic government debt securities are meant to mobilize funds to meet the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and to stabilize the state's finances under martial law. The NBU Depository ensures the placement, record-keeping, and servicing of military domestic government debt securities.
Find more details about military domestic government debt securities here.
Please note that the table presents data at the amortized face value.