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 Russia ready to take measures to protect its banks in Ukraine, - Peskov

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.

Censor.NET reports citing Gazeta.ru.

"We closely monitor the situation and will, if necessary, support and protect the interests of our lending and financial institutions with all available and legitimate means," Peskov said.

He also stressed that Russia is concerned about this situation.

See more: Activists brick up entrance to Sberbank of Russia branch in downtown Kyiv. PHOTOS+VIDEO

Earlier today, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko enacted sanctions against five Russia-owned banks operating in Ukraine.

Yesterday, Russia's Sberbank imposed restrictions on the withdrawal of cash with maximum daily amount set at 30,000 hryvnia ($1,106) per customer.

On March 13, Azov Civil Corps activists immured the entrance to one of the Sberbank branches on Volodymyrska Street in Kyiv in protest against the bank's activity in Ukraine. Sberbank temporarily suspended the work of the blocked branch and reported the incident to the police.
 
 
 
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