According to the document, the former owners of PrivatBank will not be able to regain a financial institution, as well as receive significant compensation from the state. The bill is written in way that if the amount of liabilities exceeded the amount of deposits, it will be actually impossible to obtain significant compensation from the state. Therefore, Igor Kolomoisky and his business partner Gennady Bogolyubov will lose the opportunity to return the PrivatBank or receive billions of hryvnias as compensation.
The following features are main thesis of the bill:
• the bill guarantees that bankrupt banks will not return to their former owners;
• the bank or other persons may appeal in court against the decision of the NBU in the manner prescribed by the law;
• the decision of the NBU can be appealed only under the Code of Administrative Procedure (former owners of "PrivatBank" filed lawsuits in the courts сommercial and administrative jurisdiction);
• if the decision of the NBU on liquidation or nationalization of the bank was appealed in court, the court decision is unable to restore the previous status of the bank, which was before the decision of the NBU (ie it will not return to the former owner);
• an appeal cannot be a ground for invalidating agreements or other actions committed during the procedure of withdrawal of an insolvent bank from the market / liquidation of a bank;
• the appeal does not provide any rights to persons who were members of the bank at the time of the decision, except for the right to compensation for damages;
• the former owners of the bank who want compensation have to prove their loss from nationalization / liquidation;
• compensation for lost profits is made in the amount of profit that the bank's shareholder could actually receive, and the decision of the NBU was the only reason that deprived him of this profit;
• damage can be compensated are made exclusively in finances.
Ukraine and the International Monetary Fund have agreed on a bill on non-return of banks to their former owners. On March 24, the Ukrainian government registered a compromise version of the bill. Without cooperation with the IMF, Ukraine will find it difficult to service its external debts. There is a risk of default. This will bring down the country's credit rating, and in the future it will be extremely difficult to obtain external financing or investment.
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky asked his faction "Servant of the People" to support the bill.
200 representatives of the "Servant of the People" voted in favor of the bill. The document was not supported by the so-called "group of 1+1", which is most closely associated with Igor Kolomoisky — Alexander Tkachenko, Alexander Dubinsky, Olga Vasilevskaya-Smaglyuk. Maksym Buzhansky also did not support the document. The other "servants" either abstained or were absent.
"The Voice", "European Solidarity" and "Trust" political parties supported the bill with almost all of their factions.
Representatives of the "Opposition Platform — For Life" and the "Batkivshchyna" party of Yulia Tymoshenko did not vote for the bill. Also against was Anton Polyakov (he registered the most edits, trying to delay acceptance of the document) and Anna Skorokhod.
A detailed list of how deputies voted can be seen in this list.