Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky, who filed a lawsuit against the National Bank, gave testimony to National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine on the case of nationalization of Privatbank. This was reported by Ukrainian Truth with reference to two interlocutors - a person familiar with the situation and a law enforcement officer.
Detectives of the Anti-Corruption Bureau recorded these testimonies at the Ukrainian Embassy in Switzerland (Bern) around November 20.
According to one of them, Kolomoisky in his testimony called several members of the National Bank leadership (former and current) members of the criminal group, and also told in detail how the decision to nationalize Privatbank was taken.
As it was reported earlier the Ukrainian government acquired 100 percent of the shares of PrivatBank, the biggest Ukrainian bank, according to the late Sunday announcement on the official website of the Cabinet of Ministers. After the Cabinet of Ministers approved a request from the National Bank of Ukraine to place the country’s largest deposit holder under temporary administration.
The Head of the National Bank of Ukraine took part in the meeting of the government together with the Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk who reported that the private stake holders of the Privatbank approached the government with the offer that the state becomes the sole owner of the bank in the interests of its clients.
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