Socialist Party calls for sacking of NBU chief

Ukraine's Socialist Party, which makes up one of three groups in the government coalition, called for the dismissal of National Bank of Ukraine governor Volodymyr Stelmakh on Tuesday 30 August, saying the strong currency is damaging the economy.

The party accused Stelmakh of failing to ensure "stability of the national currency," a duty the governor should perform, according to the constitution.

The hryvnia rose 4.7% against the U.S. dollar since the start of the year, including a 2.7% apprecia