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Kiev shuts down banking system in rebel-held east Ukraine

Nov 26, 2014    

Donetsk, Ukraine: Cash machines stopped working in rebel-held east Ukraine Wednesday and businesses no longer accepted credit cards after the authorities in Kiev moved to shut down the banking system.An AFP journalist found dozens of people queueing up hopefully in the biting cold outside banks around the separatist stronghold of Donetsk."I came here at 5:00 am to start queueing up," retiree Nina said, as she waited outside a closed branch of Russian-owned bank Sberbank in the hope that it would open later in the day.Inside, tellers said that they had been ordered to stop operations ...

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