Ukrainian ex-governor says council chairman sabotaged him

National Bank of Ukraine governor Yakiv Smolii
Yakiv Smolii
Photo: National Bank of Ukraine

Yakiv Smolii has said he resigned as governor of Ukraine’s central bank after the country’s president made it plain he should step down.

Smolii also accused the man seen by observers as the president’s favoured candidate to become governor of acting to block economic reforms. He said National Bank of Ukraine council chairman Bohdan Danylyshyn had broken the NBU’s own governing statutes to prevent the reappointment of a reformist official.

The former governor’s accusations in his interview with

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