NBU commissioned banks to suspend the financial operations of citizens connected with the terrorist activity for the period of two days. NBU resolution №104 introduces corresponding changes into the NBU statute on financial monitoring executed by banks. The new order will take effect on April 17.

In accordance with the resolution, the banksmust acquire the software, which will search and freeze such operations. The responsible bank official is due to make final decision on blocked accounts and to report a blocked operation to the commissioned state agency at the same day.

“If the file-decision on blocked account is not received by a bank (bank branch) within two days, the bank will proceed operation,” reads NBU document.

As a reminder, the President’s decree on creation of the State Committee of Financial Monitoring took effect on January 1, 2006. The Committee is a special central agency belonged to the executive power. It is commissioned to handle the observance of rules related to the fight against money laundering and financing of terrorism. February 2006, FATF terminated intensified monitoring of Ukraine. February 2004, FATF expelled Ukraine from the black list consisting of the countries insufficiently fighting with the money laundering. Ukraine had been on the list since September 2001.

According to the State Committee on Financial Monitoring, the special agencies analyzed 1.7 million reports on suspicious operations in the amount of $258,811,881,188 for the last two and a half years. Over 838 documents based upon the reports were sent to the law enforcement agencies.


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