moscow - Russian banks refuse to help customers who submit a passport of the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, cities in eastern Ukraine. Thus they go against the express orders of President Putin.
The president wants the documents to be officially recognized. But an investigation by the Russian news RBC News revealed that the thirty largest banks refuse passports. Without a valid passport holder gets no money. Putin signed a decree on February 18 in which the acceptance was arranged. That affected not only in the banks, but also reports of death, birth, marriage and divorce.
Russian-backed rebels called 2014 a people's republic in both cities, something that Putin was not unwelcome. Just this week are two countries for the UN International Court in The Hague, because Russia interference in its internal affairs and (financial) support accuses the rebels.