Ukraine’s governor on central banking in wartime

Andriy Pyshnyy talks about macroeconomic stability, running banks under missile attack, winning IMF aid and post-war reconstruction plans

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You became governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) in October 2022. What did senior officials tell you were the main priorities, and what was your own assessment?

On the first day, I had a very substantial discussion with the staff that defined our further course. I also met with the director of the European department of the International Monetary Fund, the head of the IMF mission to Ukraine and the Minister of Finance. It was important to develop an understanding of the common ground

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