Banks again suspend work of offices in conflict zone
Banks have again suspend work of their offices in the central part of Kyiv, where clashes between protesters and law enforcement officers have intensified.
According to the Web site of the united UniCredit Bank, the financial institution temporarily suspended the work of four offices in the center of Kyiv – 8A Khreschatyk Street, 2 Shevchenko Boulevard, 6 Mykhailivska Street, and 13/2 Shovkovychna Street.
"The remaining offices are operating as normal, banking operations are conducted without changes," reads a statement.
Bank Nadra (Kyiv) reported on its Web site it had temporarily suspended the work of offices on 2 Independence Square, 20 Yaroslaviv Val Street, and 22 Saksahanskoho Street.
"On February 19, 2014 the work of offices was temporarily suspended until the relevant resolution is made and the situation in the center of the capital stabilizes," reads the report.
VTB Bank (Kyiv) suspended the work of two offices in the center of Kyiv.
"To meet safety requirements, the central department, located at 7/11 Khreschatyk Street, and the Besarabske department, located at 9/1 Besarabska Square, are not working until a relevant decision is taken," reads a posting on the bank's Web site.
Prominvestbank (PIB, Kyiv) also temporarily closed two offices in the center of Kyiv – at 9A Sofiyevska Street and 7 Yaroslaviv Val Street, the financial institution reported on the Web site.