Earlier it became known that OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control, a division of the US Department of the Treasury responsible for law enforcement in the field of sanctions) announced restrictive measures against Sberbank in terms of correspondent and payment accounts. Moreover, in the division of the US Treasury, the sanctions against Sberbank are not called blocking, unlike a number of other credit institutions.
According to representatives of Sberbank, now all its offices and systems are operating normally, and currency exchange is carried out without restrictions. On the eve of Sberbank, they assured that they were ready for any development of the situation, since they had worked out scenarios for protecting customer funds and regular work.
On the eve, we recall, the bank's customers were frightened by the message that, due to being on the US sanctions list, operations with currency and securities are temporarily limited. However, later Sberbank explained it as a technical failure.
At the same time, in a number of Russian cities, residents are in a hurry to cash out money as soon as possible, as a result of which queues form at ATMs and at Sberbank branches.
This is happening against the backdrop of a military special operation in Ukraine announced yesterday by Russian President Vladimir Putin.