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".
The expert believes that under political pressure, which resin was written in the resignation letter, he was referring to the pressure that was exerted on him by Rozhkov and former head of the national Bank of Ukraine Valeria Gontareva. "Gontareva crushed, she thought he was wrong is, doesn't want to sign (documents – ed.), starts to hide", - said Okhrimenko, expressing the view that the authorities, including the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, the pressure on Smoliy are irrelevant.
In his opinion, in the end, Parliament will satisfy the resignation of the head of the national Bank, and the place Smoliy comes a "dark horse".
Resin holds the position of head of the national Bank of Ukraine from March 15, 2018. According to Ukrainian legislation, the Verkhovna Rada appoints and dismisses the head of the national Bank on the proposal of the President. Thursday Zelensky introduced to the Parliament a decree on the resignation Smoliy.