The Russian authorities were reluctant to simplify travel for the residents of the so-called "DPR" and "LPR" to the territory of the Russian Federation.
Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov says Moscow is ready, if necessary, to react with all legal means to the situation around the subsidiaries of Russian banks in Ukraine.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has enacted sanctions against five Russia-owned banks operating in Ukraine.
National Corps party members walled the entrance to Sberbank of Russia office at Volodymyrska Street in downtown Kyiv.
The request came amid reports that the bank had recognized passports issued by the breakaway “Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics."
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has reacted to media reports about the readiness of Sberbank of Russia to service the holders of "passports" issued by the self-proclaimed "Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics."
Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov has said that Sberbank of Russia, a state-owned banking and financial services company, should stop its work in Ukraine.
The Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) is not involved in pogroms of Alfa-Bank, Sberbank of Russia and the office of Rinat Akhmetov's SKM company in Kyiv.
The representatives of the OUN (Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists) battalion are ready to take responsibility for pogroms of Alfa-Bank, Sberbank of Russia, and the office of Rinat Akhmetov's SKM company in Kyiv.
An explosion occurred near a branch of Sberbank of Russia in Kyiv tonight. The blast damaged a door, and windows on the first, second, and third floors of the banking outlet building. The incident inflicted no casualties.
The Kyiv police received two calls at around 2 a.m. - eyewitnesses reported explosions in Darnytskyi and Obolonskyi district. Measures are being taken to identify those involved in the events.
Canada is adding to the sanctions it has imposed against Russia in order to further condemn the actions of Vladimir Putin's regime, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced Tuesday.