On March 15, 2017, Sberbank temporarily limited cash withdrawals to UAH 30,000 or equivalent in foreign currency per day from cash desks of the bank. The press service of Sberbank announced this in a statement, Ukrainian News Agency reports. The press service says the decision accounted for illegal actions by third persons blocking the main office of the bank in Ukraine. Sberbank also introduces a commission of 5% on transfers of foreign currency from individuals' accounts to other banking institutions. As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, Sberbank temporarily limited cash withdrawals to UAH 20,000 and USD 800 (or euros) per day on March 14. This restriction applies to the bank's cards (Visa Classic Debit Unembossed\/MasterCard Debit Unembossed) "Universal," Visa Classic Unembossed\/MasterCard Debit) "Loyal," MasterCard Standard\/ VISA Classic or MasterCard Gold Debit\/ VISA Gold) "Salary+," and (Visa Gold\/MasterCard Debit Gold PayPass) "Special" cards, as well as corporate cards. For the bank's "Status," "Mega Salary," and "Prestige" cards, cash withdrawals are limited to UAH 50,000 and USD 2,000 or EUR 2,000 per day. These limits apply to cash withdrawals in both Ukraine and abroad. In early March 2017, the headquarters for the blockade of rail traffic along the line of contact in Donbas announced that it intended to close Sberbank's branches by itself and called on depositors to withdraw their deposits from the bank before March 24.