The European Central Bank received a letter from Raimond Leinieks-Puke, Latvian MP and one of the leaders of Latvian Social Democratic Workers’ Party. In it, the official urged the financial authority to ban the Russian 200 ruble-banknote, expelling it from sales volume among the EU banks. The reason is that the mentioned bill features images of the annexed Sevastopol, the major port and naval base in Crimea, Izvestiya reported.
‘In accordance with sanctions that the EU imposed on Russia, and due to the solidarity with Ukraine, we want this Russian bill to be expelled from banks and exchange offices. It is unacceptable until the territorial disputes between Kyiv and Moscow are over and solved in full extent,’ Raimond Leinieks-Puke said.