President meets Ukrainian bankers

16:20, 19 December 2008
Ukraine
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Says the government should share responsibility

President Victor Yushchenko held a meeting today with National Bank Chairman, Minister of Finance, National Bank officials and bankers, according to the President`s press-office. At the meeting sides discussed elaboration of joint actions aimed at improving the situation at currency market.

After the meeting President’s Press Secretary Iryna Vannykova informed journalists on Victor Yuschenko’s position on the situation at currency market.

According to her President Yushchenko considers that today’s revaluation of Hryvnya proves effectiveness of financial mechanisms and regulators that President Yushchenko, National Bank and Ministry of Finance has been working on jointly during last week.

Yesterday’s statements by Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, President Yushchenko named political manipulations and presenting threat to financial stability in the state. He repeated that currently it is more important to unite efforts in fighting economic crisis rather than to blame one another or try to conduct any PR actions.

The Government, according to President Yushchenko, should share responsibility, because it is responsible for economic policy, which directly influences financial situation and currency exchange rates too.

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