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After Death Threats, Ukraine’s Central Bank Governor 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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