IMF hopes Ukraine central bank chief will keep the bank's independence – media

10:15, 17 July 2020
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"It is essential that the national bank's independence and high level of professionalism be maintained under the new governor," the Fund said in a statement, Reuters reported.

Read alsoUkraine's parliament backs appointment of Kyrylo Shevchenko as NBU governor

Ukraine's parliament on Thursday appointed Shevchenko, head of the state-run Ukrgasbank, putting an end to two weeks of turmoil that had threatened Kyiv's access to critical funding. 

As UNIAN reported earlier, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a phone call that it is in the interest of Ukraine to preserve the independence of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU).

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