Russian banks continue to cry, but invest in the Ukrainian banking sector. In addition to Sberbank, serious losses were incurred by Ukrainian subsidiaries of Vnesheconombank and VTB.
The regulator explained the refusal to agree on the transaction by the lack of documents necessary for a full audit of investors.
While the NBU is thinking over permission to sell Ukrainian Sberbank to a consortium of investors represented by Said Gutseriev and Norvic Bank, another buyer, Viktor Prokopenya, emerged.
Said businessman Gutseriev bought Sberbank in Ukraine. Formally he is a citizen of the UK, which means that the Ukrainian authorities will not have a formal reason for sanctions against the local subsidiary of the Russia's largest bank. However, it is obvious to everyone that Gutseriev does not act in the interests of the Windsor Palace, but rather assists the Kremlin.
Transactions on sale of subsidiaries of the Russian state-owned banks in Ukraine have failed.