(Corrects last para to say Ukraine appointed BNP Paribas (not Citi)
LONDON, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Ukraine on Thursday launched a tender offer to holders of its dollar bonds maturing in 2019 and 2020 to swap the paper, according to a statement from representatives of Ukraine’s finance ministry.
The deadline for tendering the paper was Sept. 15.
Sources earlier told Reuters that Ukraine had appointed Rothschild as an advisor, with a view to extending its debt maturities.
Kiev is preparing to return to international capital markets this month, having appointed BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan to lead a bond issue - its first since a 2015 debt restructuring. (Reporting by Sujata Rao and Alexander Winning)