Poroshenko on future NBU Governor: Main criteria professionalism, patriotism

21:08, 14 May 2017
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he already has several candidates to the post of NBU Governor and the main criteria for their selection were professionalism and patriotism, the president's press service has reported.

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The president reminded that Valeria Gontareva wrote a resignation letter and the Verkhovna Rada shall consider the given issue under the Ukrainian legislation. According to him, the voting should take place when a new candidate to the post will be determined, reads the report.

"I have several candidates, but I believe it is inappropriate to tell their surnames before the discussion with the Verkhovna Rada. However, I am guided by the criteria of professionalism and patriotism. I am confident Ukraine has enough such candidates," the president said during the press conference.

Read alsoGontareva's farewell letter: "Mission accomplished"Poroshenko thanked Gontareva for a tremendous job aimed to stabilize the financial-banking sphere of Ukraine, bring order to the issue of refinancing and accumulation of foreign exchange reserves.

He said that in 2015, foreign exchange reserves of the country equaled $5 billion. As for today, after the return of $1.1 billion confiscated pursuant to the court decision as a result of the Prosecutor General's Office investigation into the team of the former president, foreign exchange reserves exceed $18 billion. "I think this figure is a striking demonstration of drastic changes that took place in the financial-banking sector," the president emphasized.

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