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Pro-Russian Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine limits daily cash withdrawals, TASS says – Metro US

Pro-Russian Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine limits daily cash withdrawals, TASS says

People stand in line to use an ATM cash machine
People stand in line to use an ATM cash machine in Donetsk

DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – The central bank of self-proclaimed Donetsk republic in eastern Ukraine put a limit to withdraw a maximum 10,000 roubles ($129) per day from ATMs on Saturday, TASS news agency reported, as clashes between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian forces resumed this week.

Reuters reporters saw people quelling at ATMs on Friday and as local citizens started to evacuate to nearby Russian region of Rostov. Card payments in the region were so far stable, according to Reuters witnesses.

($1 = 77.1640 roubles)

(Reporting by Polina Nikolskaya; Writing by Katya Golubkova; Editing by Alison Williams)

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