Deputy head of the National Bank of Ukraine Ekaterina Rozhkova said in an interview with «LigaBusinessInform» that she and her colleagues are constantly threatened as in the situation with «PrivatBank» and other reasons.
«My colleagues and who are constantly threatened, not only because of «Private». We keep bumping into a lot of provocation,» – said Rozhkov.
According to her, the NBU recently checked one of the banks, and when the head check is already pulled away from the office, from the building a man ran into the window of the car threw two envelopes. «I’m afraid to even imagine if there’s somewhere nearby stood a car «Pros», as if it the next day on TV,» said Rozhkov.
She also said that the NBU management does not communicate with the former shareholders of the «PrivatBank»,
«We are not conducting any negotiations, and rightly so. There is a new owner and management, there are companies that are engaged in the negotiations. The NBU may be a conflict of interest, so we do not interfere», – said Deputy head of the NBU.
21 Dec 2016 Fund for guaranteeing deposits of natural persons signed a contract for the sale of 100% of shares of «PrivatBank» to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine.
On June 5 the Centre for the investigation of corruption and organized crime OCCRP reported that «PrivatBank» for 2015-2016 has issued over $1 billion of loans 28 Kharkiv, firms that were controlled by individuals linked to the former owner of the Bank Igor Kolomoisky.
9 Jun Kolomoisky filed against the National Bank of Ukraine a lawsuit demanding to terminate the contract of guarantee on loans nationalized «PrivatBank».
On 2 July the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine published a letter of the former key shareholders of the «PrivatBank» Kolomoisky and Gennady Bogolyubov to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman asking to nationalize the Bank, which dates back to 16 December 2016. In this letter, Kolomoisky and Bogolyubov had pledged to restructure the Bank’s loans until July 1, 2017. In the case of restructuring by July, 75% of the loan portfolio of financial institutions provides for the possibility of prolongation of the restructuring number of loans before 1 January 2018.
On 3 July, the NBU said that the government is preparing the legal procedure of recovery of funds in connection with the expiration, which Kolomoisky and Bogolyubov had pledged to restructure the credit portfolio of PrivatBank.
7 July National anti-corruption Bureau said that the state suffered damages in the amount of recapitalization of the Bank to 116.8 billion.
Rozhkova said that the leadership of the NBU threatened, and not only because of the «PrivatBank» 17.07.2017