The head of VTB expects that representatives of Russia will participate in the forum in Davos

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotobanka of VTB Andrey Kostin. Archival photoThe head of VTB expects that representatives of Russia will participate in the forum in Davos© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

The head of VTB Bank Andrey Kostin sees opportunity to resolve the issue with the participation of all the Russian representatives at the Davos forum.

«I understand that the topic is not closed, and after the announcement (Prime Minister of the Russian Federation) Dmitry Anatolyevich (Medvedev — ed.) this position, I still think that the opportunity to settle this issue with the participation of all Russian representatives are not excluded. Therefore, it is necessary to wait for the final situation», — said Kostin reporters on the sidelines of the APEC summit.

«Still, I think there is a possibility that the Davos forum and change your mind, and look at this situation anew. Because of some legal grounds for their decisions, we personally, my lawyers, our team not found», — he added.

According to the newspaper Financial Times, entrepreneurs Oleg Deripaska, Victor Vekselberg and the head of VTB Andrey Kostin has refused to participate in the next session of the forum, to be held from 22 to 25 January. The press service of VTB reported RIA Novosti November 7, Kostin informed about the refusal of the organizers of the economic forum in Davos in its participation in this event, and its position on the issue, he will explain in an open letter to the forum participants.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that Russia will refuse to participate in the world economic forum in Davos, if the organizers will not remove restrictions for Russian businessmen. He stressed that he discussed this matter with the President of Switzerland. Russian President Vladimir Putin later said that Russian businessmen themselves the right to decide the issue of its participation in the forum.

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