by Dmitry Sumin
You are probably not familiar with the money most often used in this country, called the hryvnia. You will need to exchange your U.S. dollars for this currency, and this can be done at banks, major hotels that feature exchange desks, or businesses that specialize in this. You should bring only crisp bills that are not torn, as it is often hard to exchange worn money for hryvnia.
You can exchange traveler’s checks for money here, but be prepared to pay a fee. Most banks charge up to 4% of the amount, and the type that is most accepted is Visa. You will need your original receipt and your passport to cash them at most banks...More