Disgraced IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn also on short list
The State Department installed coup government in Ukraine may soon appoint a top financial kingpin to run its central bank.
The Azerbaijan Press Agency reports today George Soros is at the top of the list.
The information was released by Ukraine’s Channel 112, quoting sources in the Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian parliament, and people connected to former confectionary magnate and current president Petro Poroshenko.
In November, Soros penned an op-ed for The New York Review of Books claiming central banks will renege on a pledge to fund the bankrupt country.
“This has led to an avoidable pressure on Ukrainian currency reserves and raised the specter of a full-blown financial crisis in the country,” he wrote.
Soros, a renowned Russophobe, also said “Europe is facing a challenge from Russia to its very existence.”
The Ukrainian government source also indicated the disgraced boss of the International Monetary Fund and French socialist party candidate Dominique Strauss-Kahn was on the short list.
There was no word if an announcement by French prosecutors that Strauss-Kahn is scheduled to stand trial for “aggravated pimping” will have bearing on his nomination. In 2012 it was reported he paid New York chambermaid Nafissatou Diallo an undisclosed amount in a civil suit after she accused him of rape.
The APA reports there are currently five candidates for the slot, including representatives of the Federal Reserve.
In September it was speculated the Fed was propping up the Hryvnia, the national currency of Ukraine.
In March, a Russian web site based in Zaporozhye, eastern Ukraine claimed “Ukraine’s gold reserves had been hastily airlifted to the United States from Borispol Airport east of Kiev.”