KYIV - Ukraine's central bank said on Thursday it would keep its main interest rate unchanged at 25% as inflation pressure remained high due to continued Russian missile strikes on the country's energy infrastructure.

The interest rate has been at 25% since June 2022. The central bank also said it expected inflation to start slowing later in the year, reaching a full-year level of 18.7% for 2023. Inflation stood at 26.6% in 2022, it said.

(Reporting by Olena Harmash; editing by Tom Balmforth)