The White House responded to the publication about the refusal to disconnect Russia from SWIFT

Washington does rule no action against Russia in the event of invasion” countries to Ukraine. So the representative of the National Security Council of the White House commented on TASS the message of the German Das Handelsblatt that the United States and Europe changed their minds about disconnecting Russia from the interbank system for transmitting information about SWIFT payments.

“Neither” one option is excluded. We continue to consult with our colleagues very closely about the serious      he added.

A representative of the German government, in turn, told TASS that now is not the right time “for speculation about possible sanctions measures,” as Russia is negotiating with Washington and its allies.

Handelsblatt, citing government sources, said the the the West has abandoned the idea of ​​disconnecting Russian banks from SWIFT, as this could lead to destabilize financial markets and create an alternative payment infrastructure without dominance of Western countries.

< p>Instead, according to the publication, the EU and the US are discussing the introduction of targeted economic sanctions against the largest credit institutions in Russia. United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken plans to meet with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in the near future and discuss possible restrictions, Handelsblatt writes. and and                 threat      threat  future future future head warned future CDU head Friedrich Merz, comparing such restrictions to "an atomic bomb for the capital market, and also goods and services" ;.



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