Verkhovna Rada supported the resolution on dismissal of Yakiv Smoliy from the position of the Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine. 286 MPs voted for the decision.
The session was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.
"To dismiss Yakiv Smoliy from the position of the Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine," the text of the resolution reads.
Among the initiators of the resolution: President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Finance, Tax and Customs Policy Danylo Hetmantsev, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Budget Yuriy Aristov, Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Committee Anastasia Radina.
On June 1, Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Yakiv Smoliy wrote and submitted to the President of Ukraine a letter of resignation of his own volition.
“For a long time, the National Bank of Ukraine has been under systematic political pressure. This makes it impossible for me, as the chairman, to fulfill the responsibilities of the National Bank’s leadership and interact with other government bodies. I want to warn you against further attempts to undermine the institutional foundations of the central bank in Ukraine," Yakiv Smoliy stated.
On July 3, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine held an extraordinary plenary session to consider resignation of the Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine Yakiv Smoliy and Yuriy Terentyev from the position of the Chairman of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine.