Pryvatbank – target of separatists‘attacks in Donetsk district
In Mariupol, Pryvatbank is a non grata institution. The reason for this is as follows: Kolomoysky is a fascist (?!), so it is a fascist bank and hence it is to be burned down.
The bank authorities have closed down the other branches for the sake of the security of its employees and customers, and almost all ATMs are not in operation. There are queues in front of the few which are still dispensing cash.
At the same time, various types of weapons, which are plentiful here, are a focal point in the region. In some places, it seems that weapons are easier to get hold of than cash. Marcin, who could not find a working ATM for a long time, and had to borrow hryvna from me, offered to pay me back in the new currency. The amount owed turned out to be equivalent to a box of grenades.