“Took five or six attempts to sell the business, but did not receive permission.”
The head of the Russian Sberbank German Gref complained about the inability to sell a subsidiary Bank in Ukraine.
“We suffered huge losses in Ukraine”, – he said in an interview with TASS.
“Has made at least five or six attempts to sell the business but has not received permission of the regulator. Modestly I will say that our Bank and today is one of the best, cleanest and profitable Ukrainian market. We have buyers, but I can not get the consent of the Kiev authorities,” he said.
Gref said that for him it is “a sore subject”.
“We regularly discuss the subject, attempted to establish a dialogue, but to no avail,” – said the banker.
Recall that the Ukrainian Sberbank for several years already is under sanctions.
Sberbank of Russia tried to sell it, but all attempts of Russians to get rid of Ukrainian “daughter” fails.
Sanctions were imposed in 2017 in respect of PJSC “savings Bank”, PJSC “Vs Bank”, PJSC “joint-stock commercial industrial-investment Bank” (Prominvestbank), public joint stock company “VTB Bank”, PJSC “BM Bank”.
“Vs Bank” bought from Russia businessman Sergei Tigipko, BM Bank voluntarily ceased banking activities and VTB went bankrupt.