At the first briefing after his appointment, Vladimir Saldo said that the International Settlement Bank from South Ossetia would start operating in the region. Branches of this bank operate in the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics
The newly appointed head of the administration of the Kherson region, which is under the control of the Russian military, Vladimir Saldo announced the imminent start of work in the region of the International Settlement Bank, which had previously opened branches in the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics. This was announced by Saldo at the first briefing after the appointment, his statements are quoted by RIA Novosti.
“The bank <…> which will be engaged in the organization of cash and cash settlements, both cash and non-cash. It will be MRB Bank, International Settlement Bank, — said Balance.
According to him, the bank has a work permit and already has experience in working on the territory of the DPR and LPR. The bank will employ local residents, in total it is planned to open about 200 branches in the region.
Saldo also said that he was not aware of any plans to hold a referendum on the independence of the region; according to him, the Kherson region of Ukraine “remains the territory of the Kherson region under the control of the military.” Also, he noted, it is planned to use two languages for communication and education in the region: Russian and Ukrainian.
In the DPR, the International Settlement Bank received a license to operate in October 2018. It has the right to open and maintain current customer accounts in the region and issue payment documents, cards, and service them.
The bank's representative office in the LPR has been operating since 2015.
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Earlier, on April 28, Kirill Stremousov, deputy head of the military-civilian administration of the Kherson region, said that the region was moving into the ruble zone from May 1. According to him, the transition period will take up to four months, during which time the ruble and hryvnia will circulate in the region.
The Kherson region of Ukraine borders on Crimea. The Russian Ministry of Defense announced the taking of Kherson under full control on March 2. On March 15, the Russian Armed Forces took full control of the entire territory of the Kherson region.
At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.
Ten days later Permanent Representative of Crimea under the President of Russia, Deputy Prime Minister of the region Georgy Muradov said that new military-civilian administrations began to form in the Kherson region and in the south of the Zaporozhye region of Ukraine, controlled by the Russian military.
Russia launched a special military operation on Ukraine February 24th. Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed that Moscow's plans do not include the occupation of Ukrainian territories.
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