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Andrii Derkach
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Derkach about Gontareva: Should to Prosecute Her, Not to Dismiss

Non-factional People's Deputy Andrii Derkach was alone who voted against the resignation of Valeriya Gontareva as the Head of the National Bank of Ukraine.
  • 16.03.2018
  • Apostrophe, "Українські новини", Gordon.UA
2018

Non-factional People’s Deputy Andrii Derkach was alone who voted against the resignation of Valeriya Gontareva as the Head of the National Bank of Ukraine.

Voting in favour of the resignation of Valeriya Gontareva as the Head of the National Bank of Ukraine is an opportunity for her to escape responsibility, as non-factional Deputy Andrii Derkach commented his negative vote on Facebook.

According to the website of the Verkhovna Rada, Derkach was alone who voted against the resignation of Gontareva.

I believe that it is necessary to criminally prosecute Gontareva, but not to give her a furlough. That is the case why I did not vote for her resignation in this format. I am sure that all of Gontareva’s attorneys in the VR, who turned the report of the smiling ex-Head of the NBU into a real farce, will be brought to justice“, – the People’s Deputy wrote.

Today Gontareva has reported to the Parliament and stated that she believed that her mission to the NBU is fully complied. Derkach noted that the deputies of the VR defended Gontareva, although her achievements have not translated into improvements in the lives of people.

“The citizens’ incomes have dropped almost three times because of the policy of the National Bank of Ukraine since the appointment of Gontareva”. At the time of Gontareva’s appointment, the dollar’s exchange rate was 12. Today it reached 30. During this time, the pensions and salaries of Ukrainians were depreciated. The financial sector was undermined in her guiding of the NBU”, the politician said.

He added that as early as 2016 he expressed the initiative to establish a temporary investigation commission, which was supposed to deal with the theft of the NBU leadership.

“There are the domestic government bonds trade throughout the affiliated banks; and the breaches of legislation during the decision-making on the unmotivated closure of commercial banks, which led to the loss of bank deposits by citizens; and speculation in hryvnia exchange rates; and depreciation of people’s savings. But such a commission was not established”, – Derkach wrote.

The Verkhovna Rada dismissed Valeriya Gontareva as the Head of the National Bank of Ukraine (the NBU) during the morning session, 342 People’s Deputies voted in favour of the draft resolution № 7500 and 1 against one.

At the same meeting, 247 People’s Deputies voted for the appointment of Yakiv Smolia as the Head of the National Bank of Ukraine.