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French Bank Closes Accounts of Russian Diplomats

French bank Societe Generale began shutting a accounts of Russian diplomats in Paris though reason on Friday, a state-run RIA Novosti news group reported.

Employees of a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have also been affected, RIA Novosti reported, citing an unnamed source within tactful circles.

“At this time, while deputies of a National Assembly and a French Senate are voting on lifting a sanctions opposite Russia, a French bank Societe Generale, clearly out of fear from a U.S. side, is shutting a accounts not usually of Russian citizens, though Russian diplomats as well,” a unnamed source said, RIA Novosti reported.

The French Foreign Ministry has betrothed to yield information on a shutting of a accounts. Societe Generale has not nonetheless responded to RIA Novosti with comments per a closures.

In Jun 2015, a French “daughter” bank of Russia-based Vneshtorgbank (VTB) froze a accounts of Russian companies. The accounts were reopened a following month.

Accounts of people compared with state-owned and operated news group Rossia Segodnya were also solidified in Jun 2015, a pierce announced bootleg by a Paris justice in April.

Article source: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/571802.html

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