Smolii's resignation must first be accepted by the president / Photo from UNIAN

Draft resolution No. 3772, which was prepared by the Office of the President of Ukraine to formalize the resignation of Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine Yakiv Smolii, has been registered in parliament.

The wording of the document has not been posted on the parliament's website yet.

"The draft resolution suggests that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has accepted the chief banker's resignation. Zelensky has not commented directly on whether he has done so," Reuters said.

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Under Ukrainian law, Smolii's resignation must first be accepted by the president and his technical dismissal must be confirmed by parliament.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Smolii signed a letter of resignation on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The move is a result of what he claims is long-standing political pressure.

UNIAN memo. On March 15, 2018, the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, appointed Smolii NBU Governor, having dismissed Valeriya Gontareva from that post. Smolii's candidacy had been nominated by the then president Petro Poroshenko. From May 11, 2017 and until his appointment, Smolii was acting NBU Governor.