The hryvnia continues to fall – we demand that Hontareva be held acountable

14:19 19.12.2017

Batkivshchyna leader Yulia Tymoshenko and her faction are demanding that the Verkhovna Rada on Thursday, December 21, consider the dismissal of National Bank chief Valeria Hontareva over her unprofessional work, abuse of office and deep corruption in the country’s financial sector.

“The Batkivshchyna faction insists that the issue of the dismissal of NBU head Valeria Hontareva be added to the agenda on Thursday, so that this person is fired and a criminal case opened into abuse of office and corruption involving the National Bank of Ukraine,” Yulia Tymoshenko said today in parliament.

The politician said that Valeria Hontareva should be held accountable for her lack of professionalism that resulted in the weakening of the hryvnia and impoverishment of every person in Ukraine.

According to the parliamentarian, the head of the NBU is working with President Petro Poroshenko and together they are de facto using the National Bank of Ukraine as a tool for making money.

“The hryvnia exchange rate is being manipulated behind the back of Ukrainian society and is leading every citizen of Ukraine into poverty,” she said.

Yulia Tymoshenko once again called on parliament to consider the dismissal of Valeria Hontareva and holding her accountable, and said that otherwise parliament can be considered a party to the criminal actions of President Petro Poroshenko and Valeria Hontareva.

“If Hontareva’s dismissal is not considered this will mean that the majority in parliament is responsible for the fall of the hryvnia and they are earning shadow money on the impoverishment of people,” the parliamentarian said.

The politician also called on the Verkhovna Rada to select a replacement who can curb inflation and ensure transparency in the banking sector.

“We know that the next person to hold this post may be another candidate in the president’s pocket. But at least we will have a legitimate head of the NBU who we can then ask what is happening in the NBU and with the hryvnia exchange rate,” Yulia Tymoshenko told journalists.