The National Bank of Ukraine forced the former Privatbank shareholders to enter the aircraft of Ukraine International Airlines carrier and the ski resort "Bukovel" in the company's accounts.
Commenting the situation around Privatbank's nationalization, Ukrainian businessman Ihor Kolomoiskyi has thanked the Cabinet of Ministers and its head Volodymyr Hroisman.
Businessman and former Privatbank co-owner Ihor Kolomoiskyi had a conversation with U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch before he made the final decision on the bank nationalization.
President Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel.
Over past day, the clients of Privatbank withdrew 1 billion hryvnia ($36.788 million) from the bank's ATMs.
Privatbank Chairman of the Board Oleksandr Shlapak announces successful stabilization of the financial institution.
Privatbank provides services to legal entities and individuals as usual, with no restrictions today.
The volume of cash withdrawals from Privatbank ATMs reaches 1.5-1.7 billion hryvnia ($54.891-62.210 million) daily.
The National Bank of Ukraine claims Privatbank has 15.2 billion hryvnia in its correspondent accounts.
Privatbank corporate payments suspended on Dec. 19 for one day will be possible with certain restrictions from Dec. 20.
The National Bank of Ukraine says Privatbank requires 116 billion hryvnia ($4.3 billion) in additional capitalization. Another 32 billion hryvnia might be written off as they relate to the bank's shareholders.
On Monday, Dec. 19, the National Bank of Ukraine allocated 15 billion hryvnia ($551.988 million) to Privatbank to maintain its liquidity.
Privatbank nationalization should help ensure that all banks in Ukraine are held to the same prudential regulatory standards.
Talking to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the phone, President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Suma Chakrabarti welcomed the nationalization of Privatbank.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development may become a Privatbank co-owner when its recapitalization is complete and everything is put to rights.