BBC: Ukraine’s central bank chief resigns

The photo, released on March 27, 2017, by the press office of the National Bank of Ukraine, shows the head of Ukraine’s central bank Valeriya Gontareva.

Photo by Julia Berezovska/ Press office NBU

The governor of Ukraine’s central bank, Valeriya Gontareva, has resigned the post after three years, following intense pressure from tycoons whose banks she shut down for conducting illegal transactions and loans.

She was popular with the West for her efforts to bring Ukraine’s banking system closer to international levels.

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