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The Verkhovna Rada appointed Shevchenko head of the national Bank of Ukraine

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on proposal of President Vladimir Zelensky was appointed Chairman of the state "Ukrgasbank" Kirill Shevchenko, head of the National Bank of the country, the decision on the meeting of Parliament on Thursday supported 332 deputies with the required minimum of 226 votes.

According to the new head of the national Bank for the last six years the national Bank has passed the way of institution building, with the support of international partners had built an independent Central Bank, which ensures the macroeconomic stability of the banking system and the economy.

The national Bank of Ukraine said about the political pressure from the MPs

The staff of the National Bank of Ukraine said about the political pressure from individual members, the Bank stressed that the goal of these people is to stop Ukraine's cooperation with international partners, a statement published on Tuesday by the press service of the NBU.

"We fully share the position of Board of National Bank and believe it is unacceptable to exercise political pressure on the Central Bank of Ukraine in the legal and civilized state", - stated in the text of the statement published in Facebook.

The former head of the national Bank of Ukraine has told, why has decided to retire

Former head of the National Bank of Ukraine Yakov Smoliy said that he had taken the decision to resign after talking with President Vladimir Zelensky, who said bluntly that he needed to resign.

Smoliy, who served as head of the national Bank since March, 2018, July 1, wrote a letter of resignation, explaining that "systematic political pressure" on the Bank, and filed with the President. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on the proposal Zelensky July 3, Smoliy was fired from the post of head of the national Bank of the country.

The head of the national Bank of Ukraine explained words about the "political pressure"

The head of the National Bank of Ukraine Yakov Smoliy explained that he resigned because of "political pressure" by a number of deputies of the Verkhovna Rada and the NBU Council.

Smoliy on Wednesday wrote a letter of resignation, explaining that "systematic political pressure" on the Bank, and gave it to the President. The members of the Board of the national Bank of Ukraine has stated that it will continue to work to preserve macro-financial stability and institutional capacity of the Agency. In the office of the President of Ukraine said that the discussions on the activities of the national Bank shall be based exclusively on the principles of professionalism and should be devoid of political overtones. President Vladimir Zelensky on Thursday submitted to the Parliament a decree on the resignation of the head of the national Bank. He later announced that he would defend the independence of the national Bank, regardless of who will lead it.

Zelensky said that he would defend the independence of the national Bank

The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky said that he would defend the independence of the National Bank of the country, regardless of who will head it, said the press service of the office of the head of state on Thursday.

The head of the national Bank of the country Yakov Smoliy on Wednesday wrote a letter of resignation, explaining that "systematic political pressure" on the Bank, and gave it to the President. The members of the Board of the national Bank of Ukraine has stated that it will continue to work to preserve macro-financial stability and institutional capacity of the Agency. In the office of the President of Ukraine said that the discussions on the activities of the national Bank shall be based exclusively on the principles of professionalism and should be devoid of political overtones. Zelensky on Thursday submitted to the Parliament a decree on the resignation of the head of the national Bank.

The expert commented on the resignation of the head of the national Bank of Ukraine

The resignation of the head of the National Bank of Ukraine Yakov Smoliy will not affect the foreign exchange market in the country and Kiev's cooperation with the International monetary Fund, said Ukrainian economic expert Alexander Okhrimenko.

Smoliy on Wednesday wrote a letter of resignation, explaining that "systematic political pressure" on the Bank, and gave it to the President. The members of the Board of the national Bank stated that it will continue to work to preserve macro-financial stability and institutional capacity of the National Bank. In the office of the President of Ukraine said that the discussions on the activities of the national Bank shall be based exclusively on the principles of professionalism and should be devoid of political overtones. The ambassadors of the countries "Big seven" stated that the independent national Bank is a fundamental achievement of Ukraine, and noted that the undermining of this institution can become a "big step backward".

Ukraine received the first tranche from the IMF

Kyiv received from the International monetary Fund the first tranche in the amount of 2.1 billion dollars, said the head of the National Bank of Ukraine Yakov Smoliy.

"Did you know that the funds do not come directly from the IMF, and from country members of the Fund? Since yesterday, the funds come in dollars, euros, yen, pounds and yuan, the currencies included in the SDR (special drawing rights — a calculation unit of the IMF. — Approx. ed.). Now the process is complete," wrote Smoliy on Twitter.