The Head of Sberbank German Gref stated that if the US introduce anti-Russian sanctions in the following year, “the cold war will seem a child’s game”. The interview with Gref has been published by “Financial Times”. In his opinion, the idea to switch the Russian state-owned banks off from the SWIFT international payment system is irrational. This idea has been discussed by Western politicians many times.
In particular, a call to disconnect Russian banks from SWIFT was contained in the resolution of the European Parliament. It is planned to discuss the initiative of strengthening sanctions against the enterprises with state participation in February of next year at the US Congress.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina