In 2019, Ukraine will have to pay UAH 150.13 billion or USD 5.4 billion (NBU's official exchange rate as at December 6) on external debts. The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine has said this in a statement, Ukrainian News Agency reports. In the first quarter of 2019, Ukraine will have to redeem and service external debts for UAH 13.31 billion and UAH 19.98 billion respectively, in the second quarter of 2019 – UAH 44.5 billion and UAH 5.19 billion, in the third quarter of 2019 – UAH 37.39 billion and USD 20.09 billion, and in the fourth quarter of 2019 – UAH 4.81 billion and UAH 4.86 billion respectively. In 2020, Ukraine will have to pay UAH 178.45 billion or USD 6.4 billion. As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the total state debt (direct and state-secured) of Ukraine in October decreased by 0.5% or USD 0.35 billion month over month to USD 74.32 billion (as at October 31). The state and state-secured debt as at late October made UAH 2,093.08 billion or USD 74.32 billion against UAH 2,112.95 billion or USD 74.67 billion in the previous month. The total size of the direct state debt as at October 31 made UAH 1,811.43 billion (USD 64.32 billion) over UAH 1,827.46 billion or USD 64.58 billion in the previous month. At that direct foreign debt decreased by USD 0.21 billion to USD 37.65 billion, while direct domestic debt decreased by UAH 5.12 billion to UAH 751.15 billion (and in US dollar equivalent fell to USD 26.67 billion). As at October 31, the state-secured debt made UAH 281.65 billion or USD 10 billion. In 2017, the state and state-secured debt of Ukraine rose in US dollar equivalent by 7.5% or USD 5.33 billion to USD 76.31 billion. In 2016, the total state debt of Ukraine rose from USD 65.51 to USD 70,97 billion.