The SBI conducted searches of the board and supervisory board members of a russian-owned bank

24/02/2023

The SBI employees searched the offices of the board and supervisory board members and the office of the commercial bank. Its beneficial owner is a russian citizen, the president of the russian football club CSKA, Yevgeny Giner.

The investigation aimed to verify information on the legitimacy of the bank's receipt and use of financial preferences totaling more than UAH 1.6 billion. After the active phase of hostilities, some of them were received by the institution.

The amount received exceeds 50% of the bank's assets and is more than 5.5 times the bank's authorized capital.

The SBI is also investigating reports of high-ranking russian federation officials and deputies being involved in crimes in Ukraine. In particular, through direct or indirect control of Ukraine's critical energy infrastructure enterprises.

The pre-trial investigation is ongoing.

Procedural guidance is provided by the Prosecutor General's Office.

As a reminder, on November 11, 2022, the Pechersk District Court of Kyiv arrested stakes in strategic Ukrainian enterprises and securities whose ultimate owners may be persons controlled by high-ranking officials and deputies of the russian federation.

In particular, these are shares in authorized capital: JSC Zhytomyroblenergo (95.54%), JSC Khersonoblenergo (99.99%), PrJSC Kirovohradoblenergo (72.9%), JSC Chernivtsioblenergo (96.78%) and JSC Rivneoblenergo (93.24%). These stakes are owned in different proportions by VS Group Management LLC and the Dutch VS Energy International N.V. and Washington Holdings B.V., which are united in the VS Energy group.

By the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine dated October 19, 2022, enacted by the Decree of the President of Ukraine dated 19.10.2022 No. 727/2022, among other things, sanctions were imposed on the citizen of the russian federation Yevgeny Giner for a period of 10 years.