Subsidiary Bank of Sberbank of Russia in Ukraine — PJSC “Sberbank” — excluded customer service for passports of the breakaway Donetsk and Lugansk national republics (DND and LNR). Atelidae from the review of the credit institution, the Agency “Interfax-Ukraine”.
In a statement, the Bank highlighted that “of the JSC “Sberbank”, being a Ukrainian commercial Bank, in carrying out its activities under the license of the National Bank of Ukraine strictly adheres to the norms of Ukrainian legislation”.
“The Bank did not serve, does not serve and does not intend to maintain the physical and legal persons on the basis of the documents issued on uncontrollable the Ukrainian power territories, and does not perform any financial operations in these areas,” – said in comments.
Last week the national Bank of Ukraine said that will require the Council of national security and defense Council (NSDC) of the country to impose sanctions against Ukrainian “daughter” of Sberbank in the case of confirmation of information on the early customer service for passports of DNR and LNR. This statement was made after Sberbank of Russia on March 7 announced the launch of customer service for passports of DNR and LNR.
On 18 February the President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the recognition in Russia of the documents issued to citizens of Ukraine and stateless persons residing in the territories of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine. The document says that this step is temporary until the settlement of the political situation in the East of Ukraine. As explained later, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, the recognition in Russia of passports DND and LNR was dictated exclusively by humanitarian considerations.