The dollar jumped 40 kopecks after the announcement of the chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine Yakov Smoliy about his resignation, according to data on the NBU website. The reference value of the exchange rate of the hryvnia to the dollar at 12:00 is set at 27 hryvnia 17 kopecks. On the evening of July 1, the chairman of the National Bank, Yakov Smoliy, wrote a letter of resignation of his own free will for “systematic political pressure.”
The President’s Office assured that the National Bank will remain an independent body. Yakov Smoliy has been working as chairman of the NBU since March 2018. The issue of his resignation should be considered by the parliament.