Paint, stones, and Molotov cocktail: struggle against Russian banks in Ukraine

Author : News Agency

Source : 112 Ukraine

This year, Russian financial institutions has been subjected to destruction, we propose to recall the notorious incidents
14:59, 23 November 2016

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Despite increased security measures, marking the third anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity has not been without clashes. November 21, far-right protesters ransacked the office "Sberbank" in Kyiv. Russian financial institutions this year were crashed frequently, we recall most vivid incidents.

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The wave of attacks against Russian banks in Ukraine engulfed in February this year, there were recorded six such cases. Mass pogroms of Russian banks began February 20 in Kyiv in the shares on the second anniversary of the Revolution of dignity.

Initially, about 20 people broke into the "Alfa-Bank", tried to bring out a table, but the police blocked the entrance. During the attack, the protesters hit one brick in a sign the bank "Khreshchatyk".

The same day, participants of street actions stoned building of "Sberbank of Russia", but loss for the assurance of the bank, was immaterial.

Police on the facts of the pogrom opened criminal proceedings under article "hooliganism". The commander of the battalion "OUN" Mykola Kokhanivsky said that members of the battalion are ready to bear responsibility for the pogroms banks. However, the head of the OUN disown these incidents, noting that people who participated in the riots, called a "battalion of Kokhanivsky" and OUN has no relation to them.

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On the night of 20 to 21 February in Mariupol someone broken glass in "Sberbank of Russia" at Victory Avenue, 32/42. 2 minutes after the incident service protection came to the place, but failed to detain anybody.

The next night, Russian financial institutions in Lviv were subjected to vandalism. One bank was burned, another two were damaged.

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In the city center, on the street Franko, unknown at 1:10 threw a Molotov cocktail at the office "Sberbank of Russia", located on the first floor. As a result, the bank was burned was completely. Just half an hour, some people were trying to burn "Sberbank" at the prospectus of Chornovil. Inflammatory mixture did not caught fire, so it only resulted in broking a window.

Around 2:00 unknown threw a Molotov cocktail in the bank "VTB" at Stryjska Street. One room of the office burned completely.

Lviv Police

These departments have already been attacked in summer 2015.

March 1 in Poltava building of "Sberbank" was poured with tomato juice. So the protesters have called for the closure of Russian banks in Ukraine, which "helps enrich the aggressor."

July 15th branch of Russian "Sberbank" in Kremenchug was poured a red liquid. Organized young people in T-shirts of "Azov" and men in camouflage came to the bank and began to glue posters and other stuff pour red doors and walls branch.

September 1 incident occurred, around 3 AM two strangers threw plastic bottles with paint at facade. The bottles were thrown from the roadway, and paint poured over the building and the nearest traffic light. Bottles also damaged the windows. On this fact opened criminal proceedings under "property damage" and "hooliganism."

Yesterday, after the Viche (popular assembly) on the Independence Square, dedicated to the third anniversary of the Revolution of dignity, far-right protesters smashed windows in the building of "Sberbank" on the street Pushkinska (Kyiv downtown). Police questioned several protesters who allegedly crashed furniture and office equipment carried. One girl suffered, falling from a height.

Police intends to bring to justice those involved in the riots, but so far no one was arrested.

Recall that in August 2015 tried to blow up the capital branch "Sberbank" on Victory Avenue in Kyiv. The blast damaged the outer entrance doors and glass showcase. In addition, residents of damaged windowpanes second and third floors, which are located above the entrance to the bank.

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