Gontareva went into a prolonged vacation, which promised not to return to the national Bank

Today, may 11, Valeria Gontareva no longer works as the head of the National Bank of the country, although formally still in office. She left a nice long vacation – until she was fired by the Verkhovna Rada. The corresponding statement she wrote a month ago and handed over to the President.

The acting Chairman of the NBU will be the first Deputy Gontareva Yakov Smoliy. He is a programmer by training, works in banking sector since 1991. First Deputy Chairman of the NBU was before the arrival of Gontareva, in April 2014.

In his farewell message Gontareva told about their success and about the main tasks for a successor. The head of the NBU says that leaves his post not for political and personal reasons.