Acts of vandalism against the “daughters” of Russian banks in Ukraine have alarmed the international monetary Fund (IMF). This was stated by the head of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Valeria Gontareva at a press conference on her resignation from office.
“The IMF was very concerned. We wrote a cover letter in which he pledged to stop this lawlessness and vandalism. Everything should be resolved in a civilized manner. But I’m not the police – how can I stop the vandalism? It was for me under my house, you saw the coffins under the national Bank”, – said Gontareva.
She also said that the NBU has not yet received the documents of the sale of Sberbank of Russia in Ukraine.
We will remind, in the letter accompanying the Memorandum on cooperation between Ukraine and the IMF also refers to the fact that Ukraine will remove or weaken the sanctions against Russian banks, as only this will allow “security situation”.
As reported, on March 16 the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko enacted NSDC decision on sanctions against the banks with Russian capital. The sanctions came into effect on 23 March.
Under the sanctions were Sberbank, Ukreximbank, VTB Bank and BM VS Bank. The sanctions imply a ban on any operations in favor of the parent banks, including interbank loans, deposits, purchase of securities, prohibition of dividend payments and other operations.
March 27 it became known that a consortium of investors consisting of Norvik banka’s Latvian and Belarusian private company acquires 100% of shares of Ukrainian “daughter” of Sberbank. The main buyer of the Ukrainian subsidiary Bank Sberbank of Russia will perform the son of the owner of the oil company RussNeft Mikhail Gutseriev said. Thus , the NBU has not yet received official notification from the prospective investors on purchase of Ukrainian “daughter” of Sberbank. The national Bank also has not received the relevant documents for the acquisition of substantial participation.
Earlier, the head of the second assets of the Russian Bank VTB Andrey Kostin said that VTB wants to have a really good deal for its subsidiary in Ukraine by the end of the year to determine whether to sell the subsidiary Bank or to continue to reduce its business.