There is no longer any cash in banks and ATM machines in Luhansk, said Colonel Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, the Speaker of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
According to Motuzyanyk, pensioners who spoke with the employees of financial institutions are told that there will be no cash until the end of the year.
"In the occupied territories, the living conditions of the local population are deteriorating. There is no more cash in banks and ATMs in Luhansk. According to preliminary information, all currency was take out to the territory of the Russian Federation," Motuzyanyk said.
Recently, in the separatist-held Luhansk, a conflict broke out between the leader of Luhansk People’s Republic, Igor Plotnitsky and the so-called "head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs," Igor Kornet. The center of the city was cordoned by armed people and armored vehicles.
The media reported that Plotnitsky, along with his entourage, had left the city.