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Press Secretary of the UN Secretary General: the issue of the operation of Russian banks in SWIFT is under discussion

UN discusses with responsible parties the issue of the operation of Russian banks in the international SWIFT system. This was stated by the official representative of the Secretary General of the world organization Stephane Dujarrictransmits TASS.

“Obviously, the fact that a number of, if not all, Russian financial institutions are not in the SWIFT system complicates matters. We are discussing this with relevant SWIFT officials, Europeans and others,” a- At the same time, the spokesperson noted that the UN secretary-general does not have the authority to lift the restrictions.

Disconnect major Russian banks from SWIFT begin in March 2022 against the backdrop of the launch of a special operation on Ukraine. First on the list were VTBbanks “Russia”, “Opening”, Novikombank, Promsviazbank, Sovcombank and VEB.RF. As part of the latest, tenth, sanctions package, introduced on February 25, the list has been replenished Alfa Bank, Tinkoff Bank And Rosbank.

In response to Western sanctions, Russia decided completely prohibit the use of the system for transfers within the country. The ban comes into force on October 1, 2023. SWIFT will have to substitute exclusively for Russian interbank information exchange services.

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