Group alpha Bank officially declared that it does not interfere in the political life of the countries of its presence. This is stated in the press release financial structure received by the editors”.ru”.
“For all time of existence of the group, its shareholders have considered it impossible not only to interfere in the political life of the countries of its presence, but even publicly to voice any political position”, — stated in the release.
Alfa–Bank added that any business structure “should work in strict accordance with the laws and regulations of the country where it is present” and to maintain a working relationship with the authorities, regardless of their political orientation. In addition, the financial conglomerate consider careless statements by the press service of Alfa-Bank in Ukraine about the “occupied territories” of the Crimea and the Donbass.
“We never replaced the management-controlled companies. Sometimes this had negative consequences. One such example is the careless statement of the press service of Alfa-Bank Ukraine, which gave the opportunity to accuse the shareholders of the group they have their “own” political position regarding the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. Once again, we are outside of politics and outside any political assessment”, — said in a statement.
3 April, the press service of Alfa-Bank in Ukraine issued a statement in which he denied involvement in the credit structure to advertising in Kiev with images of commanders of the unrecognized Donetsk and Lugansk national republics. It specifically stated the following: “Alfa-Bank was one of the first international banks stopped working in the occupied territories in full compliance with the legislation of Ukraine: in the Crimea and in the Donbas.”