SWIFT “block the air” Russia: this is Ukraine

SWIFT "перекроет воздух" России: это за Украину

In response to the aggression against Ukraine in the Azov sea, the seizure of our ships and sailors, almost all Russian banks may be disconnected from the international banking system SWIFT.

This is personally confirmed the special representative, U.S. Department of State Kurt Volker.

SWIFT "перекроет воздух" России: это за Украину

Kurt Volker

He is confident that America and all the allies of Ukraine are considering several options to prevent new manifestations of”unilateral control of Russia in the shared waters of the Azov sea” and to put pressure on Russia.

SWIFT "перекроет воздух" России: это за Украину

“A possible measure is to disable Russian banks from the international banking network SWIFT, which is governed by the laws of Belgium and accelerates international transactions by sending payment instructions to financial institutions in various countries,” explained Walker.

SWIFT "перекроет воздух" России: это за Украину

He stressed that “people call it the “nuclear “option”. This measure will lead to costs for all participants: a great cost to Russia, but also costly for the allies.

SWIFT "перекроет воздух" России: это за Украину

“Ultimately, we need to keep the possibility of this option, because we cannot continue to watch as Russia makes new aggressive moves towards its neighbors, such as this”, – concluded the representative of US state Department.

Watch: Russian banks in Ukraine

Recall, the Verkhovna Rada will consider in plenary meeting the draft law on the termination of the Treaty of friendship, cooperation and partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. As reported by “Know.ia”, the Ukrainian Navy was allowed to open fire without warning. Also “Know.Eeyore” wrote that the Verkhovna Rada adopted the bill No. 8519 of the recognition of combatants, veterans of the OUN-UPA, it was supported by 236 deputies.

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