Ukraine's parliament backs appointment of Kyrylo Shevchenko as NBU governor.

Some 332 lawmakers voted for the decision.

Kyrylo Shevchenko (left) is the Central Bank's new head / Photo from UNIAN

Kyrylo Shevchenko (left) is the Central Bank's new head / Photo from UNIAN

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, has backed the appointment of Kyrylo Shevchenko, head of state-run Ukrgasbank, as the new governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU).

On Thursday, July 16, some 332 lawmakers voted for the decision with the required minimum being 226 votes, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

The motion to appoint Shevchenko the country's chief banker was tabled by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The nominee was endorsed by the parliament's banking committee.

Shevchenko said in parliament he supported the NBU's policy of ensuring macroeconomic stability, which must contribute to economic growth.

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