Herbert Stepic, former CEO and current senior adviser to the Board of Directors at Raiffeisen Bank International, talks with Lee Pacchia about the challenges the Central and Eastern European banking conglomerate faced with the recent outbreak of conflict in Crimea and Ukraine. Stepic says that while RBI was able to continue normal operations through the overthrow of Ukraine's president Viktor Yanukovich, the situation quickly became much more difficult when violence erupted in Crimea. Stepic talks about how "almost military logistics" were required to transfer RBI's Crimean banking assets, with a transaction completed in around 12 days time.