Donetsk, May 31 - DAN. The Central Bank of the Donetsk People’s Republic has installed some 1,500 ATMs and self-service and non-cash payment terminals since it began operation almost four years ago, the regulator’s press service told the Donetsk News Agency on Thursday.

“As of today, the DPR has 158 functioning ATMs, 121 self-service terminals and 1,198 POS terminals at shopping centres and Central Bank offices to pay for goods and services with credit cards,” a Central Bank representative said.

The Central Bank was established in late 2014; by the mid-July of 2015 it test-launched the credit card system which began to integrate ATMs, payment terminals and other equipment. The first ATMs were installed in Donetsk in August 2015. The first POS terminals were launched in September 2015.*jk