NBU asking NABU to check legality of judges' actions when making decisions in case of PrivatBank and Surkis family
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has appealed to the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) with the request to check the legality of actions of the judges of the Kyiv Administrative Court of Appeals, who considered the suits of the Surkis family against PrivatBank (Kyiv), the central bank's website says.
According to the NBU statement, the judges, when considering the case, ignored the evidence provided by the National Bank and PrivatBank and confirmed the decision of the first instance court to recover funds from the bank in favor of Rakhmil Surkis, which, when the bank was nationalized, were not exchanged for additionally issued shares and are now recorded on his deposit accounts.
At the same time, the court did not decide on the termination of Surkis' deposit agreements.
"Thus, the aforementioned judgments undoubtedly doubled the bank's obligations to Surkis," the report said.
The National Bank is concerned that these actions could cause damage to the bank with a 100% state stake in an especially large amount.
The appeal also contains the request to include information on the facts set out in the application submitted to the NABU in the unified register of pre-trial investigations. It asks to provide the document confirming the receipt and registration of the NBU application.