The national Bank of Ukraine has forbidden banks to work with Russian banknotes with the image of the Crimea, reports RNS with reference to the Ukrainian regulator.
«The national Bank of Ukraine has banned banks (their branches, offices) and financial institutions of Ukraine to carry out cash, including foreign exchange, operations with banknotes (Bank cards) and coins the Central Bank of the Russian Federation with the image maps, symbols, buildings, monuments, monuments of archeology, architecture, history, scenery and all other objects located in occupied by the Russian Federation and administrative-territorial units of Ukraine and / or contain the texts relating to the occupation of the Russian Federation, administrative-territorial units of Ukraine», — stated in the message.
On 12 October the Bank of Russia put into circulation new banknotes of 200 and 2000 rubles. On the bills 200 roubles depicts the Tauric Chersonesos and monument to the scuttled ships in Sevastopol. Characters were chosen according to the results of the national vote in 2016.
The NBU’s ban also applies to transactions of purchase/sale of foreign currency between banks. Data operations relate to bills and remittances for the Russian media.
«The national Bank of Ukraine took this decision to protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine», — podcherkivaetsya in the statement of the NBU.