New Russian banknote provokes anger in Ukraine

200 ruble note
200 ruble note, featuring a Crimean monument

A new banknote put into circulation last week by the Bank of Russia has triggered outrage in Ukraine over its design.

From October 17, the National Bank of Ukraine has prohibited local banks and financial institutions from handling, accepting or dispensing “any banknotes” produced by its Russian counterpart which feature imagery depicting “Ukrainian administrative territorial units occupied by the Russian Federation”.

The new 200 ruble note, which entered into circulation on October 12, depict

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