Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said Friday he expected the country's gross domestic product (GDP) to rise 3 percent in 2013.
"We expect that the next year will be promising," Azarov told journalists here.
Ukraine was highly sensitive to international economic activity, Azarov said, adding GDP growth would depend on the internal market environment.
The government's official outlook had projected GDP growth for 2013 at 4.5 percent. Ukraine's GDP rose 5.2 percent in 2011, up 1 percent year-on-year.