Kyiv: The dollar rate, laid down in the draft law "On the State Budget of Ukraine for 2018", is a technical one, which is not an economic forecast for Ukraine. Economic expert Alexander Okhrimenko told Front News International.
"The rate that is laid in the State budget is purely technical. When they "painted" the budget, they simply "adjusted" the figure. In hindsight, we calculated the course in order to draw the desired figures of income to the state budget. This is a technical course. At first they counted 29, counted - little. This is pure mathematics," Okhrimenko said.
According to him, according to the law, the government of Ukraine does not bear any responsibility for the forecast of the course, which is laid in the law "On the State Budget".
"This indicator does not mean that the rate will be that way. For example, at the end of the year, the dollar exchange rate will be 25. Nobody will recall that someone in the budget recorded 27 or 30. No one can make a claim as to why the rate is not 30. The government of Ukraine is not responsible for this, "the economist added.
Recall that, according to the draft law "On the State Budget for 2018", the dollar is expected to increase to 30.1 UAH.