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Sberbank of Russia announced the decision of the Council of national security and defense of Ukraine on sanctions “discriminatory” and “politically motivated.” This is stated in the statement of the Bank, reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.
“We are disappointed with the decision of the Ukrainian authorities on the introduction of sanctions against Sberbank. View the decision is discriminatory, politically motivated and not caused by any actions of our subsidiary Bank, violating the laws of Ukraine”, – stated in the message.
Under the circumstances, the Bank plans to coordinate with the national Bank for further action and hopes to support in the restoration of normal operation, and management efforts to lift restrictions on client operations .
“Sberbank” also refers to the President of Ukraine with a request to “restore law and order, to unlock the Central and other offices of the Bank and to ensure normal conditions of service for Bank clients – several tens of thousands of Ukrainian legal entities and more than a million private clients – citizens of Ukraine”.
In imposing sanctions, the Bank sees the undesirability of the current government of the presence of investments of Sberbank in the country.
“The imposition of sanctions on the background of the physical block of the Central office and a number of branches representatives of radical organizations, as well as repeated acts of vandalism against the property of the Bank with the connivance of law enforcement bodies which have led to the introduction of limits on client operations, confirms the undesirability for the current authorities of the presence of investment “savings” in the country”, – stated in the message Bank.
As reported, March 16, Petro Poroshenko enacted NSDC decision on sanctions against banks with Russian capital.
The national security Council gave the national Bank and the security service the day to make suggestions on sanctions against the banks with Russian capital.
We will remind, within several days banks with Russian stakes were attacked in Ukraine. After that Ukrainian daughter Bank of “Sberbank” of Russia has imposed restrictions on cash withdrawals in the amount of 30 thousand UAH or its equivalent in foreign currency, through a Bank cash a day per client.
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