The shareholders of “Alfa Group” commented on the statement of the Ukrainian Alfa-Bank, in which the territory of Crimea and Donbass were called “occupied territories”, and the subsequent publication of a number of Russian media, which drew attention to it.
“On the basis of this statement, in some cases, the conclusion about the “disloyalty” of shareholders “the alpha-Groups” the political leadership of Russia, about their “special” political positions and even on “extremism” — said in the company
“First, “Alfa-Group” is a conglomerate of companies that for many years successfully working in various countries. At the same time, 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”, — reads the statement of shareholders “the alpha-Groups”, submitted to .
According to the shareholders “alpha-Group”, “any business entity must operate in strict accordance with the laws and regulations of the country where it is present”.
“Secondly, 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.
“Alpha-Bank Ukraine” is irrelevant to the placement of the advertisement with the faces of fighters ORDO (some regions of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. —) and condemns dirty provocations resorted to by unidentified persons in an attempt to undermine the credibility of the international Bank in Ukraine”, — stated in the statement of the Ukrainian financial institution.
On April 13 the Ukrainian Alfa-Bank has denied allegations posted on the billboards in Kiev advertising with the image of the field commanders of the self-proclaimed DND and LNR Givi and Motorola. “Alpha-Bank Ukraine” is irrelevant to the placement of the advertisement with the faces of fighters ORDO (some regions of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. —) and condemns dirty provocations resorted to by unidentified persons in an attempt to undermine the credibility of the international Bank in Ukraine”, — stated in the statement of the Ukrainian financial institution.
The Bank noted that, in accordance with the Ukrainian legislation has ceased operations in Crimea and the Donbass, calling these areas “occupied”.
After that some Russian media, including Life, criticized the co-owner of “Alfa Group” Mikhail Fridman.
The largest shareholders of “Alfa Group”, in addition to Michael Friedman, are German Khan and Alexei Kuzmichev.