Numerous witnesses informed the Center for Journalist Investigations about the seizure of Ukrgazbank office.
«Gazel» auto with Ukrainian plates came to bank office in the morning. Bandit like people got out and tried to cut entrance doors. Then, they entered and brought something in and out. Igor Filipchuk, local collaborator and father of «head of Kakhovka» Pavlo Filipchuk, also participated in the seizure», as Kakhovka inhabitants told the CJI.
Earlier Russian occupants robbed offices of other banks located in the center of Kakhovka – «MTB-bank» and «Oshadbank».
As witnesses reported Olena Filipchuk, mother of «head of Kakhovka», helped occupants to steal the property of banks.
Currently, premises of seized banks are used by occupation authorities as «social services» to deliver «social assistance» in the amount of 10 thousand Russian Rubles.
Recently, office of A-Bank (Mykolaivske shose) stopped its work in Kherson, as local inhabitants informed in social media. It has been the last bank office where Kherson residents could withdraw cash from their bank cards without commission.
Russian invaders attempt to move Ukrainian Hryvnia out of temporary occupied territory of Kherson region. in order to introduce «Ruble zone», they use «Mezhdunarodny raschetny bank» from so-called «Southern Ossetia» (Georgian territory occupied by the Russian Federation in 2008) which worked in «LNR» and «DNR» as well as Russian «Promsvyazbank». They started withdrawing from shops payment terminals.
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