Ukraine government cuts cash off to rebel territories in risky bid to defeat separatists

November 25, 2014 1:45 PM

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Ukraine government cuts cash off to rebel territories in risky bid to defeat separatists

A woman stands at an ATM that doesn't work outside a Ukrainian bank in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Money is running short in the rebel heartland since the government announced this month that it will suspend banking services as it piles on the pressure. Almost all ATMs have stopped working and the remainder are expected to stop operating over the next two weeks. (AP Photo/Balint Szlanko) (The Associated Press)

DONETSK, Ukraine – For hours, small crowds in Donetsk huddle hopefully in the cold around cash machines that never get filled, as artillery rumbles in the distance.

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