Military operations continue to take place on the territory of Ukraine, the bombing of military facilities is reported. The hottest military actions are taking place in Kherson, a number of districts to the north-west of Kiev and Kharkov. Other areas of military operations are Donetsk region, Luhansk region, Mariupol region. The access to the Sea of Azov is completely blocked. The cities of Chernihiv, Sumy, Konotop, Melitopol, Energodar, Genichesk, as well as the North Crimean Canal are also blocked.
The gas transportation system of Ukraine continues to meet the needs of Ukrainian consumers, energy and industry, despite the military actions. On March 2, as a result of the shelling one gas distribution network were damaged.
Since the beginning of hostilities, almost 836 thousand refugees have left Ukraine.
The World Bank is preparing $3 billion package of support in the coming months, starting with a fast-disbursing budget support operation for at least $350 million that will be submitted to the Board for approval this week, followed by $200 million in fast-disbursing support for health and education.
It is expected that the second round of negotiations on the settlement of the conflict will take place between the official representatives of Ukraine and Russia on March 3.
On March 3, the Verkhovna Rada approved the law on the seizure of Russian property in Ukraine.
By the date, officially there is a moratorium on cross-border foreign currency payments (except for businesses and institutions that ensure the implementation of the government’s mobilization plans (objectives) and entities that have the NBU’s special permission) introduced by the Ukrainian Central bank on 24.02.2022. The moratorium appears to be in force as long as the martial law is maintained in the country.
In reality, all payments in currency are managed in manual mode. A company must submit an application for payment in currency specifying the purpose of the payment, the recipient of the payment etc. In case of positive solution, the payment may be effected.
Exchange rate is fixed as of 24.02.2022.