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Head of Ukreximbank signs letter of dismissal

Source : 112 Ukraine

Yevhen Metzger claimed to have done so "to avoid negative consequences for the bank"
21:28, 11 October 2021

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Yevhen Metzger, the head of Ukreximbank who was suspended from his office has eventually signed the letter of dismissal. The official left the respective post on Facebook.

"Today, I wrote the resignation letter from the office of Board Director of JSC UKkreximbank. This move makes sense; it's the only one possible in the situation when one needs to divert the negative consequences for the bank", he wrote.

Metzger added that his letter of dismissal became his personal assessment of what happened in the bank.

Related: Attack on ‘Schemes’ journalists: Ukreximbank head Metsger resigns for the period of investigation

As it was reported earlier, on October 4, reporters of the Schemes project were attacked in the office of Ukreximbank during the interview with the bank’s head Yevhen Metzger in his office. The bank employees used physical force against the Schemes cameraman, took away two cameras from him, and removed the recorded video.

Soon, the journalists of the 'Schemes' project restored the video, which was destroyed by the employees of the financial institution on the orders of its head Yevhen Metzger. The Supervisory Board of the state-owned Ukreximbank announced the start of a check of the reports about attacks on Schemes journalists during an interview with the bank's management.

The President’s Office stood for suspension and dismissal of Yevhen Metzger. In his turn, Metzger wrote that he wrote a letter for suspension for the time of the investigation.

On October 8, Yevhen Metzger was handed charge papers due to the attack on the journalists of the Schemes program. He is suspected of illegal detention of people.

Related: Attack on Schemes journalists: Metzger, another bank employee pressed charges

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