The political link. Media called the name of a possible successor Gontareva

The Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine Valeria Gontareva supposedly finally decided to quit. This is reported by leading media, citing its own sources. Officially, the NBU did not confirm this information. claims that Gontareva wants to retire and she had already allegedly told President Petro Poroshenko at the end of January, when came from vacation. She also spoke about her dismissal and the managing Director of the IMF Christine Lagarde in mid-February, when he flew to the United States. Reported it and his deputies.

“If the resignation is accepted, I will announce it as you promised earlier, publicly at least one month prior to his leaving office, as did, for example, the first Deputy Chairman of the NBU Alexander Pisaruk, who worked in our team”, – said Gontareva.

Poroshenko supposedly is ready for personnel changes in the national Bank, given the stability of the hryvnia on the currency market and the reforms – the cleaning of the banking system and the nationalization of “PrivatBank”. The final candidate yet. In the armchair of the head of the NBU, “Woo” the former Prime Minister and leader of the “popular front” Arseniy Yatsenyuk. He allegedly refused, but continue to persuade.

Ex-Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk and the leader of the “popular front” Arseniy Yatsenyuk

Yatsenyuk – other ambitions. He wants again after the parliamentary elections to return to the Premiership, says Now, however, it has almost zero rating, although it hopes to “cure” consciousness of Ukrainians. He plus his party members and minions who now occupy Ministerial positions and are heads of large state companies – coalition parliamentary quota.

“This resource and ambitious player (Yatsenyuk), and even on “their” electoral field, Poroshenko is not exactly necessary. In this regard, it would be cheaper to send Yatsenyuk “a political link to the national Bank”, whatever the significance of this position from a resource point of view. After all, having a sufficient competence to keep the situation under at least a relative control, the former Prime Minister, the NBU will inevitably be a lightning rod of public negativity with all electoral prospects, the ensuing. And if you fail, then will there finally buried with all its illusory plans to return to the Premiership,” writes

Yatsenyuk, the national Bank will be beneficial Poroshenko as an important negotiator with the IMF, with which the former Prime Minister had a good business relationship.

At the same time Yatsenyuk not only advises the current Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, but also able to block a vote on his resignation if the President decides to replace the incumbent government. In the seat of the head of the national Bank of Ukraine is doomed to become a PR opponent of the Prime Minister.

Meanwhile, the “Economic truth” with reference to the sources claims that the resignation at own will Gontareva may declare this week, March 2. It will happen only after she will find a replacement.

Recall that the blow was replaced by Stepan Kubiv as the head of the National Bank in June 2014. Kubiv subsequently became the first Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of economic development and trade in the government of Vladimir Groisman.