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Previously the Bank had intended to sell its assets in Ukraine, the businessman Alexander Yaroslavsky, however, the parties are unable to reach an agreement, writes “Kommersant” citing its sources. In turn, VEB, according to the newspaper, is going to sell its Prominvestbank.
Newspaper interviewed experts said that state-owned banks, taking the decision to leave the Ukrainian market, hardly are guided by economic considerations. In their opinion, the decision to throw the Ukrainian assets was made in connection with the stabilization of the local market. In this respect, credit institutions have had a real chance to find buyers for its subsidiaries.
In turn, the head of VTB Andrey Kostin stated that the Bank may sell its Ukrainian assets, as management does not see prospects of development in this country. “We do not see great opportunities there, both economic and political”, – he said.