NBU points out lawfulness of appointment of NBU head, believes MP Taruta tries to press stridently
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has recalled that Governor of the NBU Valeriya Gontareva was appointed to the post under the legal rules. The central bank believes steps of MP Serhiy Taruta (independent) are politically motivated.
"The Verkhovna Rada conducts a check before the appointment and appoints the NBU head. Gontareva passed this check, including if she meets the conditions in the lustration law. The NBU executed parliamentary resolution No. 1530-VII dated June 19, 2014 on appointing Gontareva to the post of the NBU head," the press service of the central bank told Interfax-Ukraine.
The NBU believes that filing a claim to Ukraine's higher administrative court by Taruta seeking to annul the parliamentary resolution about the appointment of Gontareva to the post of the NBU head is a new attempt of political pressure and manipulations based on the lack of knowledge about the specifics of appointing the head of the central bank.
As reported, Taruta has appealed to the higher administrative court of Ukraine demanding that it void the resolution of parliament to appoint Gontareva as NBU head. Taruta together with the civil organization National Good of Ukraine, representing the rights of account holders of liquidated banks, say in the claim that Gontareva's appointment in June 2014 was illegal because parliament violated constitutional norms and three Ukrainian laws.