All Ukrainian banks with Russian state capital have potential buyers. This was stated by the Deputy Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Kateryna Rozhkova in an interview with Minfin.

“There are potential buyers for two big and two small Russian Bank (Prominvestbank, VTB, and BM Bank VS Bank). Between themselves, they do not intersect. But the official notification from one we have,” – said Rozhkov.

She added that the banks of the aggressor country have been searching for buyers for Ukrainian units. Rozhkov is confident that these banks will be able to repay its obligations and surrender of licence if not will be sold.

Earlier, the head of Russian VTB Andrei Kostin said the Bank still aimed at the exit from the Ukrainian market, but this process is complicated by the policy of the Ukrainian authorities, who allegedly put a spoke in the wheel.

In mid-March, Ukraine imposed sanctions against the Ukrainian subsidiaries of Sberbank, VTB and Vnesheconombank, which prohibits local entities to withdraw money from the country in favor of their parent banks.

VTB had planned to complete the sale of one of the Ukrainian “daughters”, BM Bank, not earlier than may-June and reported on two competing groups of applicants.




All Russian banks have buyers – Rozhkova 27.04.2017

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