It has emerged that the new 200-ruble banknote has been banned in Ukraine, as the design of the Russian note includes an image of the peninsula of Crimea which the Kremlin annexed in 2014.
In a press release issued on the 13 October, the National Bank of Ukraine said that the ban includes all Russian currencies showing “maps, symbols, buildings, monuments” and other objects “located on Ukrainian administrative territorial units occupied by the Russian Federation”.
The outline of the Crimea peninsula can be seen on the right hand side of the reverse of the note.
The new 200-ruble banknote, now banned in Ukraine. Image courtesy of the Bank of Russia Press Service
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