Moscow, August 13 – AIF-Moscow.
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) filed a counterclaim against Ukrainian businessman and former Privatbank shareholder Igor Kolomoisky in the amount of 4.26 billion hryvnias ($ 164 million at the current rate), Finbalance reports citing a decision of the Northern Court of Appeal on August 8.
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Earlier, the businessman filed claims against the National Bank, asking the court to invalidate his guarantee on the refinancing loan received from the NBU. As evidence that the loan agreement is not valid, Kolomoisky cites the fact that it was concluded on the basis of "illegal decisions of the NBU board."
According to court materials, the businessman claims that the authorized representatives of the Central Bank did not have sufficient authority to conclude a loan agreement, given that there was no quorum at the NBU board meeting.
The plaintiff substantiates the invalidity of the contract of guarantee by the fact that such claims are derived from the requirements to recognize the loan agreement as invalid.
At the end of 2016, the Ukrainian Government, at the proposal of the NBU and the Privatbank shareholders, the largest of which were Kolomoisky and Gennady Bogolyubov then, decided to nationalize the bank.
On April 18, the Kiev District Administrative Court, having examined Kolomoisky’s lawsuit, declared the nationalization illegal. The businessman said that he was not going to seek the return of Privatbank, but he intended to return the capital of two billion dollars.
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