"We will have the first peak load in 2019, as we will have to repay foreign debt worth about $4.6 billion. The state is fulfilling on time all of its obligations on the servicing and repayment [of foreign debt]," Butsa said.
He noted that in order to pay such an amount in 2019, Ukraine should be present on foreign borrowing markets. This is a normal policy of managing public debt, when such debt is refinanced due to new borrowings, he said.
"Therefore, our strategic goal is a full-fledged presence on foreign markets," Butsa added.