NBU team demands to stop political pressure in deed and not in name 07/08/2020 17:10:29. Total views 789. Views today — 1.

Team of the National Bank of Ukraine demands to stop political pressure on the part of some people's deputies. This was reported on the NBU's Facebook.

Employees of the central bank of various levels and specializations - from department directors to managers and specialists - have appealed to the public, the expert and business communities, the media, supreme authorities and international organizations with the demand to stop political pressure.

"We demand to end political pressure on the NBU. In deed and not in name. We expect a reaction to the unethical behavior of some MPs who came to the Verkhovna Rada to protect the interests not of the people of Ukraine, but of individual oligarchs. The MPs who systematically distort and discredit our work" - the statement said.

The NBU stated that the goal of such people's deputies is to stop Ukraine's cooperation with international partners.

The National Bank called for giving them the opportunity to carry out their work in an environment of morality, dignity and professional discussion.

It is also noted that after the resignation of head of the NBU Yakiv Smolii, the team will continue to work to maintain macro-financial stability and institutional capability.

Therefore, the government outlined the "red lines" of its effective work:

  • monetary policy and financial sector regulation should continue; to be based on impartial professional analysis and facts. The NBU policy will not be a reflection of the desires of individual interest groups, one or another political force and oligarchs;
  • making key decisions should continue to reflect the general opinion of the team;
  • Ukraine should remain committed to fulfilling obligations to international partners.

As previously reported, on July 3, the Verkhovna Rada dismissed Yakiv Smolii from the post of chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine. During his speech in the Verkhovna Rada, Yakiv Smolii spoke about cases of political pressure on the National Bank, which led to the resignation.