Date: 4 weeks ago   Category: Economy

Kolomoysky and Bogolyubov brought 5.5 billion dollars out of Privatbank through the Cyprian branch, - OCCRP


The former owners of Privatbank Igor Kolomoysky and Gennady Bogolyubov managed to remove from his accounts 5.5 billion dollars, thanks to the fact that the National Bank did not see a difference between the Ukrainian branches of the bank and its branch in Cyprus.

is told About it in material of journalists of "The project on investigation of corruption and organized crime" OCCRP published on April 19 reports DT.UA.

the Author of material Graham Stek refers to conclusions from the report of the international company Kroll made by request of the NBU.

In investigation is said that money was withdrawn from Privatbank on the Cyprian branch, and the National Bank did not consider these transactions suspicious. The regulator considered branch in Cyprus as well as the Ukrainian offices of Privatbank. Thus, officials of the NBU did not see that money is withdrawn out of borders of Ukraine.

At the same time, the Cyprian regulator did not notice that the translations from Ukraine are supported with the fictitious contract, or did not make anything to stop them, the author of the publication considers.

Detectives of Kroll made the report on the basis of own reporting of the nationalized Privatbank. the District administrative court of Kiev on Thursday, April 18, satisfied with

Igor Kolomoysky's claim to National bank and the Cabinet for illegality of nationalization of Privatbank. It also cancelled the decision of the NBU on the list of the faces tied with Privatbank on the basis of which the decision on a natsonalization was made.

the President Petro Poroshenko said that claims of the businessman Igor Kolomoysky for Privatbank are threat to millions of investors of this bank and risk of a default and an economic crisis in Ukraine.

In turn the prime minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman noted that he supports a position of the NBU and Ministry of Finance which are going to appeal against the judgment on cancellation of nationalization of Privatbank. In the evening on April 18 the head of state convened a meeting of the NSDC and charged to GPU and the SSU to estimate actions of judges regarding corpus delicti in their actions.

In the NBU also declared impossibility of return of Privatbank to the former owners.

of the U.S. Embassy and the EU reminded that the international partners supported nationalization of Privatbank, having assured that they continue to support activity of the Ministry of Finance and National Bank of Ukraine. on December 21, 2016 Privatbank passed

into state ownership. The state received 100% in its capital, financial establishment was capitalized for the sum of 116.8 billion UAH. At the end of June, 2017 the Cabinet of Ministers decided to capitalize bank for 38.5 billion hryvnias on the basis of offers of the NBU and the conclusion of the independent auditor - the EY companies. As Engin Akchakocha, the head of the Supervisory Board of Privatbank, says to

Privatbank today - one of the best examples of success of reforms in public sector in Ukraine.

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