Ukraine raises $273 mln at debt auction for war effort, says finance ministry

LVIV, March 1 (Reuters) – Ukraine raised 8.1 billion hryvnias ($273 million) on Tuesday at its first bond auction to raise money for its fight against Russia, the finance ministry said in a statement.

After Russia invaded last week, the Ukrainian government said it hoped to raise about $1.36 billion through new hryvnia bond issues.

($1 = 29.7000 hryvnias)

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Reporting by Natalia Zinets
Writing by Alessandra Prentice
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