The head of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Valeria Gontareva is confident that Ukraine will face difficult times on the path of reforms that the national Bank should maintain its independence. About this Gontareva said at a press conference on her resignation.
“I believe that now is the resistance to change and reform will only increase”, – said Gontareva. The head of the NBU also said that before in many departments of the reforms were sabotaged.
She warned that all the NBU’s efforts may be in vain, if we fail to defend the independence of the national Bank.
“I’m sure that for the entire financial system, for her future growth is very important the sequence and the preservation policy of the national Bank. I want to emphasize once again that the national Bank out of politics. This is the norm and standard for all developed countries. And if our country wants to become developed, the national Bank should be apolitical. The Central Bank should remain independent,” – said Gontareva.
As previously reported, the decision about his resignation Gontareva considers the political. In addition, the head of the NBU believes that her successor in this position waiting for political pressure.
We will remind, today, April 10, Gontareva has officially announced his resignation. The statement of Gontareva must be signed by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, after which it will be considered by the Verkhovna Rada.
Resign Gontareva is may 10, notifying, according to the rules for a month. However, if the Verkhovna Rada voted for the dismissal of the NBU Governor earlier, Gontareva leaves post according to the decision of Parliament.
At the same time, according to the head of the NBU, other changes in the composition of the Board of the National Bank will not happen.