Fears over political pressure as senior Ukrainian officials resign

The National Bank of Ukraine
Oksana Parafeniuk

A deputy governor at Ukraine’s central bank and at least one other senior official have resigned, raising fears of further political pressure on reform-minded officials.

The National Bank of Ukraine announced on July 31 that Serhiy Kholod had resigned before an “extraordinary meeting” of the NBU council. On August 3, the NBU announced that Natalia Bondarenko had resigned as its director of communications.

The NBU’s recently appointed governor Kyrylo Shevchenko thanked both officials for their

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