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

Source : 112 Ukraine

Yevhen Metsger says that the situation around the bank was unacceptable
13:27, 6 October 2021

Yevhen Metzger

Chairman of the Board of Ukreximbank Yevhen Metzger resigned for the time of the investigation into the attack on the journalists of the 'Schemes' program. The statement was published on the website of the financial institution.

“The situation around the bank is unacceptable. My overly emotional reaction and unrestrained behavior towards journalists have no justification. I am fully aware of my responsibility. In order to lift at least some of the damage to the bank's reputation and divert the negativity from its wonderful team, I am immediately writing a letter of resignation from office of Charimen of the Board during the necessary investigative actions of the National Police and an internal inspection in the bank," Metzger said in a statement.

Earlier, the Office of the President supported the suspension or dismissal of Yevhen Metzger from the position of Chairman of the Board of Ukreximbankdue to the attack on 'Schemes' journalists.

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Reporters of the Schemes project were attacked in the office of Ukreximbank. After the incident, they managed to restore the video record of this incident. Natalya Sedletska, the leading journalist of the Schemes (Skhemy) reported that on Facebook.

According to her, the restored video features the entire footage of the incident. That included the interview, the reporter's questions and everything that happened then. One can see Metsger demanding that the security take the cameras from reporters, "get the tapes and ***ing delete it all". 

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Soon, the journalists of '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.


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