Ukraine's central bank governor said on Wednesday that inflation this year had hit 44 percent, up from 24.9 percent in 2014.
Valeriya Gontareva also said that foreign exchange reserves had remained roughly stable at $13.3 billion from $13.1 billion as of December 1 and reiterated that the bank planned to gradually remove currency curbs.
Meanwhile, Ukraine is expecting at least one tranche of funding, its third, from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in January as Kiev has fulfilled all preconditions, according to the central bank governor.
Ukraine had expected the third tranche, worth $1.7 billion, by the end of this year. Gontareva said it might now receive the fourth tranche, also of $1.7 billion, at the same time as the third.