European banks recognize Donbass Republics' passports

10.03.17 11:57
European banks recognize Donbass Republics' passports

The attempt of the National Bank of Ukraine to frighten by sanctions the banks that are ready to serve clients holding passports of the DPR and LPR is unlikely to make a proper impression on financial institutions, reports Nezavisimaya Gazeta, pointing out that several top banks, including Unicredit Bank, Russian subsidiary of the international group UniCredit S.p.A, reported that they were ready to serve clients with documents of the Donbass Republics.

"At the bank's clients are subjected to unified identification requirements, including standard checks prior to acceptance for service. The rules for identification and verification are applied to identity documents. If an identity document is recognized in the territory of the Russian Federation and was issued in compliance with the requirements of the law, such a document is accepted," the source quotes the representative of Unicredit Bank as saying.

At that, in this publication it is noted that if the decision of Sberbank of Russia to recognize the documents of the Donbass Republics has led to hysterical statements by the Ukrainian authorities demanding to close the Ukrainian branch of Sberbank, then such statements did not follow in case of Unicredit and the National Bank of Ukraine did not even mention it as an object for potential sanctions.

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