The National Bank of Ukraine has rejected businessman Viktor Polischuk's claim that he sold the Mykhailivskyi to businessman Borys Kaufman.The press service of the National Bank of Ukraine announced this in a statement, Ukrainian News reports.The Mykhailivskyi bank's owner Viktor Polischuk said on the "Money" program on the "1 + 1" television channel on October 31 that he sold the bank before it was declared insolvent and that the National Bank of Ukraine approved the sale."This information is untrue and it is a manipulation on the part of Mr. Polischuk, an attempt to avoid criminal responsibility for driving the bank into insolvency," the National Bank of Ukraine said.According to the National Bank of Ukraine, the bank's owner must notify the National Bank of Ukraine in advance of his intention to sell a significant stake in it.The National Bank of Ukraine said it received notification from Polischuk on May 23."This notification was dated May 6. Therefore, the NBU has grounds to believe that it was backdated. Otherwise, it is difficult to explain why it was received by the NBU only two weeks after its signing," the NBU said.The National Bank of Ukraine declared the Mykhailivskyi bank insolvent on May 23.As Ukrainian News earlier reported, Polischuk recently said that he sold the Mykhailivskyi bank to the Platinum Bank's owner Borys Kaufman just before it was taken into administration.The Platinum Bank has denied this claim.