The European Central Bank and other EU institutions on 17 Nov received an official appeal with the requirement to prohibit the circulation of 200-ruble banknotes on the territory of the European Union. The author of the initiative became one of the leaders of the Latvian social democratic workers ‘ party (LSDRP) Raymond Lejnieks-Puke, unhappy with the fact that the bills show the sights of Sevastopol.
Nationalists of Latvia appealed to the European Central Bank. They demanded to prohibit the circulation in the European Union dvuhmatchevyh bills with the image of Sevastopol, the newspaper «Izvestia».
According to the author of the initiative, one of the leaders of the Latvian social democratic workers ‘ party (LSDRP) Raymond lanexa the Bunch, this was proposed out of solidarity with Ukraine. He stressed that it is first necessary to settle territorial disputes between Moscow and Kiev.
In turn, in the Latvian company Marika, which deals with operations on currency exchange, stated that this proposal is another burst of Russophobia. However, the real reason to deny Russian tourists in exchange dvuhmatchevyh bills no.
The initiative is also criticized by the relevant Committee of the European Parliament.