The Security Service of Ukraine detained in Kherson the ex-head of the bank of the Russian Federation, who introduced the «ruble zone» in the city. This was reported by the press center of the department.
The detainee is the head of the former branch of the Russian-controlled «international settlement bank», which opened its «branches» in the occupied regions of southern Ukraine.
With the help of the specified «financial institution» Gauleiter of the captured part of Kherson, Vladimir Saldo, tried to equip more than 200 banking «representative offices» aggressor country according to «experience» creation of an extensive network of Russian «settlement bank» in the occupied areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Thus, the Russian invaders intended to carry out the forced introduction of the «ruble zone» in the occupied territory of the region and provide additional revenues to the Russian budget. Most of the money received was to finance the war against Ukraine.
During the occupation of Kherson, such a task in the Ukrainian city was performed by a former employee of a local bank. The attacker supported the invaders and voluntarily agreed to head one of the branches of the Russian financial institution. Your «workplace» set up a temporarily seized Ukrainian state bank in the building.
The detainee forced local entrepreneurs to switch to commercial settlements in Russian rubles and deduct part of their income in favor of the occupation administration.