The pogrom of Sberbank in Kiev on 21 November 2016.
Despite enhanced security measures, the celebration of the Day of dignity and freedom in Kiev was not without turmoil. In the capital, on 21 November, protesters staged a pogrom in the office of “Sberbank”. Russian financial institution this year is crushing quite frequently, we propose to recall the most high-profile incidents.
A wave of attacks on Russian banks has gripped Ukraine in February of this year, then there were 6 cases of attacks. They began on February 20 in Kyiv, during the events marking the second anniversary of the revolution of dignity.
First, about 20 people broke into the “Alfa-Bank”, trying to make out the table, but the police blocked the entrance. While attacking the protesters one brick flew and in a sign of the Bank “Khreschatyk”.
Also, the participants of the street action on the same day, threw stones at the building “Sberbank of Russia”, but the damage, the assurance of the Bank, was not significant. Promise that the unit will operate normally.
The police on the facts of the pogrom opened criminal proceedings under article “hooliganism”. The commander of the battalion “OUN” Nikolay Kohanivsky said that representatives of the battalion is ready to carry the responsibility for the pogroms banks. However, the head of OUN disown these incidents, noting that the people who participated in the massacres, called themselves the “battalion Kohanivsky” and OUN are irrelevant.
In the night from 20 to 21 February in Mariupol broke the glass in the Department of “Sberbank of Russia” at the address: Prospekt Pobedy, 32/42. 2 minutes after the incident, the place came to security, but to detain anyone failed.
The next night the Russian financial institutions began to smash in Lviv. There burned one branch of a Russian Bank, two more damaged.
In the centre of the city, on the street Franco, unknown at 01:10 threw a Molotov cocktail into the office of “Sberbank of Russia”, located on the first floor of the building. As a result, completely burnt the premises of the institution. Just half an hour tried to burn and “Sberbank” in Chornovil Avenue. The incendiary mixture is ignited, so the damage – just a broken window and a grimy room.
Around 02:00, an unknown person threw a Molotov cocktail into the Bank “VTB” on the street Stryiska, burned completely one room of a Bank branch.
It is noteworthy that the branches on the street. and Avenue Chornovola been attacked in the summer of 2015: smashed Windows and threw Molotov cocktails.
March 1, in the Poltava building “Sberbank” poured tomato juice. Thus, the protesters called for the closure of Russian banks in Ukraine, which “helps the aggressor to get rich.”
In the Poltava branch of “Sberbank” in March doused with tomato juice
On 15 July, the office of the Russian “Sberbank” in Kremenchug poured red liquid. Organized by young people in t-shirts civil case “Azov” and men in camouflage uniforms approached the Bank and began to glue posters, others pour red stuff doors and walls of Bank branches.
On 1 September the incident occurred: around 3 am, two unidentified men pelted the facade with plastic bottles of paint. Containers were thrown from the roadway, and the paint has filled the building and the nearest traffic light. The bottle was also damaged Windows. On this fact opened criminal proceedings under article “property damage” and “hooliganism”.
The office of “Sberbank” in Kremenchug has been repeatedly attacked. Last time he spilled paint on 1 September
Yesterday, after Veche on Maidan dedicated to the 3rd anniversary of the revolution of Dignity, the protesters smashed Windows and broke down doors in the building of Sberbank on the street. Some even stormed inside where all smashed.
On the site of the massacre of law enforcement officers interviewed several of the protesters who smashed the furniture and allegedly took out office equipment. One girl was injured after falling from a height.
Police intend to prosecute involved in the massacres, but haven’t arrested anybody yet.
“If we talk about the estimates, I think, almost did it, the person now not in custody, investigative actions are carried out, I believe we have enough evidence in future videos, we will be able to prosecute those who staged the pogrom of “Sberbank”, – said the head of the Metropolitan police Andrey Krishchenko.
After repairs, the Bank plans to resume operation in a normal manner.
We will remind, in August 2015, tried to undermine the capital’s branch of “Sberbank” on Victory Avenue. The explosion damaged the front exterior doors and glass doors. In addition, damaged glass in the Windows of the residents of the second and third floors, which are located above the entrance to the Bank.
In June 2015, the two branches of “Sberbank of Russia” in the Darnytsia and Obolon districts of Kyiv, the bombings, the incident qualified as hooliganism. The police assumed that exploded with smoke bombs wrapped around them, nails and screws.