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National Bank’s board claims about pressure applied by oligarch Kolomoysky

It is convinced that the oligarch wants to escape responsibility and to return funds, which were withdrawn from "PrivatBank"
11:27, 27 November 2019

National Bank of Ukraine

The Board of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) claims that there is pressure applied by oligarch Ihor Kolomoysky.

This was reported in the NBU’s statement, posted on the official Facebook page.

"Several weeks of focused assault on the National Bank in the form of bespoke speculation and calumny in the media, paid rallies under the walls of the National Bank of Ukraine and even attempts to forcibly invade the NBU by applying so-called 'titushky'. We believe that this pressure was brought by oligarch and ex-owner of “PrivatBank" Igor Kolomoysky, which owns the state 5,5 billion dollars, which were withdrawn from “PrivatBank” before its nationalization. At the same time, the state - the president, the government, the National Bank - are united by the only position that the assets should be refunded," the statement informs.

Related: Kolomoysky is not a representative of government and Zelensky's team, - Zelensky's press secretary

The National Bank believes that the attack is set to create "manageable information chaos", to discredit the NBU and to reform the banking sector. 

As we reported earlier, Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoysky believes that he will continue to head "PrivatBank", and the International Monetary Fund is aware of this. The oligarch provided this information to the Kyiv Post during a telephone conversation.

"The International Monetary Fund knows that "PrivatBank" will be returned in the near future," Kolomoysky said.

Related: Privatbank lawyers offered Giuliani to join civilian process against Kolomoysky

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