The leadership of the NBU will be checked for involvement in the embezzlement of funds allocated for refinancing, – Sytnik

Руководство НБУ проверят на причастность к растрате средств, выделенных на рефинансирование, - Сытник

The head of the NABOO Sytnyk

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) will check for involvement in the embezzlement of funds allocated for refinancing of a number of commercial banks, the damage can run into billions. This was stated by the head of the National anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine Sytnyk in the program “TSN.Tyzhden” on channel “1+1”.

“We already have several months of criminal proceedings in which appears the leadership of the National Bank of Ukraine, and it is related to the embezzlement of funds allocated to a number of commercial banks on refinancing. The legality of the embezzlement of this money, belonging to the illegal embezzlement of these funds is subject to the investigation of this case. … We check the legality of spending funds for refinancing and involvement in the management process of the NBU,” – he said.

In addition, according to Sytnik, in parallel is working on the recovery of materials from abroad, because most of the funds that were issued as refinancing, transfer to an offshore account or accounts of foreign banks.

Sitnic said that the potential damage can run into billions.

“We’re talking about that in any case, such massive flows could not do without the participation of the leadership of the national Bank, so the involvement will be tested almost all the leadership,” he added.

We will remind, on March 29, employees of the National anti-corruption Bureau and the Specialized anticorruption Prosecutor’s office carried out searches in the National Bank. In some mass media there was information that the searches are connected with the case of Platinum Bank, however, in SAP this information is not confirmed nor denied.

The press service of the NAB reported that he made seizure of documents, the special forces are not involved. NBU staff investigations has helped.

It is noteworthy that earlier law enforcement officers have carried out searches of management of the national Bank. In October 2016 the searches conducted in the house of the Deputy head of the national Bank Ekaterina Rozhkova. A search at the place of residence Rozhkova was carried out by the investigators of the Main Directorate of the National police in Kiev in the investigation of the bankruptcy of the Bank “Michael”.

Also, NABOO has announced plans to open criminal proceedings on the fact of possible abuses by officials of the NBU and the DGF. We are talking about the recordings released of the talks, Deputy head of the NBU Catherine Rozhkova with shareholders.

As for Platinum Bank, the regulator declared insolvent on January 11 of this year.

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