After Death Threats, Ukraine’s Central Bank Governor Quits

April 10, 2017, Written by

Written By Natalia Zinets, Reuters





Valeria Gontareva quits

Ukraine’s central bank governor, Valeria Gontareva, resigned on Monday, depriving the country of a tough reformer capable of taking on vested interests at a time when the economy is just recovering from a steep recession.

She warned at a news conference that resistance to change would now increase.

The resignation — effective on May 10 — comes a week after the International Monetary Fund, which supports Ukraine with a $17.5 billion bailout package, said domestic politics could derail crucial reforms such as raising the pension age and lifting a ban on land sales…

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