Ukraine: Bank chief dismissed, put under house arrest after scuffle with journalists

Source: Reuters

“Ukraine’s third-largest bank dismissed its chairman on Monday after a Kyiv court ordered him to be put under house arrest while police investigate a scuffle with journalists in his office. Last week, police and prosecutors launched an investigation after the news outlet Radio Liberty said staff at the state-run Ukreximbank attacked a team of its journalists who were investigating the bank’s lending practices. Ukreximbank’s supervisory board suspended its chairman, Yevgen Metsger, and apologised to the journalists after Radio Liberty aired footage and audio of the incident. … The bank’s supervisory board issued a statement on Monday evening saying Metsger himself had formally initiated the ‘termination of fixed-term employment contract on his own initiative’ and was subsequently dismissed.” (10/11/21)