RFE/RL: Ukraine threatens Russian bank with sanctions over separatist documents

An activist of Ukrainian radical party “National Corps” sticks placards reading “Attention. It is the bank of the aggressor country. It will be closed. Urgent to withdraw your money” on the facade of a local branch of the Russian bank “Sberbank” on Feb. 2 in Kyiv, as part of a nation wide unlimited protest action to block Russian banks in Ukraine.

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Ukrainian authorities are threatening to impose sanctions on the local subsidiary of Sberbank, Russia’s main state bank, after Sberbank said it would recognize passports issued by Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.

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