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Another Ukrainian Central Banker Speaks Out on Governance Fears

Kateryna Rozhkova
Kateryna RozhkovaPhotographer: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images

A deputy head of Ukraine’s central bank said reforms had damaged governance and threatened independence at the institution, adding to similar complaints by one of her colleagues and fanning a spat with the governor appointed by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy last year.

The comments, in an interview Wednesday with Novoye Vremya, immediately raised tensions as it emerged that the bank had asked the website to suppress some of what First Deputy Governor Kateryna Rozhkova had said. Concern over central-bank independence has contributed to delays in Ukraine’s $5 billion loan program with the International Monetary Fund.