President of Ukraine

We have received proposals from bankers regarding the governor of the NBU, the candidacies are being considered - Volodymyr Zelenskyy

4 July 2020 - 13:58

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a meeting with representatives of state and commercial banks of Ukraine, where he heard proposals on the candidacy for the post of the governor of the National Bank.

"I had three big discussion meetings as part of a professional dialogue. I met with all heads of state banks of Ukraine, I wanted to hear from them both the candidates (for the governor of the NBU - ed.) and their personal impression regarding this situation. Everyone is quite calm about the resignation of the NBU governor. Everyone does not see the risks," the President said during a conversation with media representatives in Odesa.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy also said that he had met with all deputy governors of the NBU and representatives of commercial banks of Ukraine.

"All three lists offered by these three "tables" of the banking sector are being studied through law enforcement agencies to understand what kind of people they are, what their wealth and professional level is. I have already received it from the bankers," the President said.

The Head of State stressed that he did not see any problem in holding meetings with candidates for the post of NBU governor. He added that he had had professional relations with Yakiv Smolii.

"We have very good relations not only on a professional, but also on an interpersonal level," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.