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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.

"Independent national Bank is the key to macroeconomic stability of the state and guarantee the welfare of Ukrainians. Therefore I, as President, will defend the independence of the NBU in any direction as the basis for financial and macroeconomic stability of our country", - quotes the words Zelensky website of the office of the President.

It is noted that the head of state has held consultations on the candidacy to the post of head of the NBU with the National Bank of Ukraine and market participants. Also, a meeting between the President and the Vice head of the national Bank, managers of state and private banks, as well as the management of banking organizations and institutions.

"During the negotiations was discussed the state of the financial sector of the state and the possible impact on the banking market statements Yakov Smoliy resignation from the post of head of the NBU," - said the President's office.

Earlier, the Ukrainian media with reference to sources in the Pro-presidential party "servant of the people" reported that the Parliament on Friday may dismiss Smoliy as head of the regulator.

Resin holds the position of head of the national Bank of Ukraine from March 15, 2018. Under Ukrainian law, Parliament appoints and dismisses the head of the national Bank on the proposal of the President.