Russian Ambassador to American Colleague: ”Nobody’s Stopping Your Banks From Saving Agrokor!”

Lauren Simmonds

Fighting on Agrokor’s ever-blurry sidelines continues…

Some concrete moves have finally been made in the Agrokor saga of late.

Government appointed extraordinary commissioner Ante Ramljak’s replacement, Fabris Peruško, managed to finally come to a settlement with the ailing company’s irritated creditors. Agrokor’s disgraced former boss Ivica Todorić, in spite of his likely desire to appeal the United Kingdom’s rather unwelcome decision to extradite him to Croatia to face trial, has dropped off the radar a little, and calm seems to have been somewhat restored, to a certain degree, anyway.

Despite the fact that things have started to move forward in a relatively positive direction with Agrokor, the classic symptom that has been the norm since the very beginning of this seemingly never ending tale, infighting and arguing, continues, and Agrokor’s unenviable woes still dominate the front pages.

As Darko Bicak/Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 8th of June, 2018, Russia’s Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia, Anvar Azimov, said that his colleague, the American Ambassador to Croatia, Robert Kohorst, is not a professional, and that he believes some of his statements surrounding the Agrokor issue have been undiplomatic.

At a business breakfast for entrepreneurs from St. Petersburg and Zagreb, Azimov commented negatively on this week’s statement made by the aforementioned American ambassador on the possibility of Russian banks gaining a majority share in the shaky Croatian economy – Agrokor.

“Nobody’s stopping American banks from saving Agrokor, but they don’t want to, despite the strategic partnership between the United States and Croatia, and Russian banks have come and helped,” Azimov stated.

 

Click here for the original article by Darko Bicak for Poslovni Dnevnik

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