Thriller Surrounding Ex-Chief of Belarusian Raiffeisen Subsidiary

PeopleOther ♦ Published: January 30, 2023; 21:33 ♦ (Vindobona)

The head of the Belarusian Raiffeisen subsidiary Priorbank and ex-honorary consul of Austria in Belarus has now been released after a period of imprisonment. The Austrian diplomat Sergey Kostyuchenko, who is said to have made great contributions to bilateral relations between Minsk and Vienna, was a political prisoner of Alexander Lukashenko's regime over the last year.

Opposition figures have also accused Raiffeisenbank International of providing economic support to the Belarusian regime of Alexander Lukashenko. / Picture: © Belarusian and Austrian crossed flags by Vindobona

The founder and former Chairman of the Board of Priorbank Sergey Kostyuchenko were released. All charges against him are dropped. Online media "Nasha Niva" reported this. Specific details of the release were not given in the report by the medium, which was also the first to report on the arrest of the banker with close ties to Austria…