Vandals pour paint over windows of Sberbank branch in Lviv
Red dye was poured onto the windows of a Sberbank of Russia branch in Chornovol Avenue in Lviv and a rock thrown into one of the windows.
The incident occurred in the early hours of this morning, workers who were cleaning the windows told Interfax-Ukraine on Monday.
Furthermore, representatives from a public movement called 'Boycott Against Russian Goods' picketed yet another Sberbank branch in Valova Street. However, the movement's representatives claim they have nothing to do with the incident in Chornovol Avenue.
At the same time, the picketers put several tires in front of the entrance to the branch, with several match boxes on top and eggs and tomatoes beside them.
One of the picket organizers, Andriyan Klisch, told journalists this was a warning style peaceful protest.
"There is no need to smash glass and torch buildings, there are other effective ways. We ask depositors to withdraw their money from Russian banks over the next few days and then will be able to block their business," he said.
Klisch said such actions by the people of Lviv were prompted by Russia's cutting off its gas supplies to Ukraine and banning exports from Ukraine.
A day earlier a group of people threw rocks at a Sberbank branch in central Kyiv.
"It was tentatively established that the group of unknown individuals on Mazepa Street started throwing the rocks against the building housing the bank's branch. As a result, the doors, windows and facade of the building have been damaged," a Kyiv police spokesperson said.