EBRD to suspend open-endedly Russia and Belarus to EBRD finance and expertise

EBRD to suspend open-endedly Russia and Belarus to EBRD finance and expertise

March 1, 2022

The Board of Directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)  has agreed with a management proposal to take steps in responding to the Russian-led invasion in Ukraine. 

They voted in large numbers to ask Governors to approve firm action against both Russia and Belarus. If approved by the Governors, the access of Russia and Belarus to EBRD finance and expertise would be suspended open-endedly. Governors will have thirty days to vote on this resolution.

The EBRD is also exploring, in cooperation with its partners, an emergency financing package for the region. Included could be liquidity support for the private and public sector, and municipalities affected by an influx of refugees. It would be a tangible symbol of support for Ukraine and other countries of operations caught up in the crisis.

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