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.
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.
“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.
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.
“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.
Dave Zakarian has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Koz Post, Dave Zakarian worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella.