Parliament dismisses Gontareva as NBU governor

Parliament dismisses Gontareva as NBU governor

The Verkhovna Rada has dismissed Valeria Gontareva as governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU).

A total of 342 MPs voted for the adoption of a respective draft resolution, No. 7500, on Thursday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

Earlier on Thursday, while reporting in the Ukrainian parliament on her activities as NBU head, Gontareva said that she considered her mission in this post to be fully complete.

As reported, on May 10, 2017, Gontareva tendered her resignation as NBU governor. Since then she has been on vacation. Before the appointment of the new head the NBU is managed by first deputy governor Yakiv Smoliy.

On January 18, President Petro Poroshenko nominated Smoliy for NBU governor. At the same time, a resolution was issued to dismiss Gontareva.

On February 5, the Verkhovna Rada committee on financial and banking activities recommended that the parliament approve draft resolutions on Smoliy's appointment as NBU governor and Gontareva's dismissal from the post.

Gontareva was appointed to the post by parliament on June 19, 2014, replacing Stepan Kubiv at this post.


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