Political scientist: Merkel promised Putin that Russia will not be disconnected from SWIFT

Despite calls by the Kiev authorities and personally by former Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk to impose new sanctions against Moscow and disconnect Russia from the international settlement and payment system SWIFT, this will not be done, as Angela Merkel promised Vladimir Putin. Russian political scientist Stanislav Belkovsky said this in an interview with journalist Natalya Vlaschenko.

SWIFT is considered a European, not an American system, so the FRG's voice in this regard can be quite weighty.

It is no coincidence that Vladimir Putin spoke with Angela Merkel the day after Leonid Kravchuk once again demanded to disconnect Russia from SWIFT, and Putin received assurances from Merkel that there would be no disconnection.

- said Belkovsky.

According to the political scientist, Washington is not going to impose new sanctions on Moscow during the exacerbation of the coronavirus pandemic, since such actions could damage the US image. Tightening the sanctions policy The United States will be possible only in the spring, when the Democrat Joseph Biden will finally take over the presidency of the country.

Meanwhile, previously interviewed by the Eastern Committee of the German economics, as well as the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce, German entrepreneurs spoke in favor of lifting anti-Russian sanctions.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 14 December 2020 13: 28
    Biden is unlikely to openly roll a barrel at Russia. The democrats will try again to "kindly" Moscow in words and for the first year they will not do anything hard against it. Trade turnover between Russia and the USA in 2019 increased by 5%. And what, with suitcases, will they transfer cash for trading operations? No and no. This will be done by SWIFT. The Fed is still receiving income for this. And what the former communist Kravchuk said - so he said that the USSR would build communism. And many believed ...
    1. boriz Offline boriz
      boriz (boriz) 14 December 2020 13: 45
      The communist Kravchuk is in full swing: will they transport money for the transit of gas and oil by trucks or airplanes?
  2. ODRAP Offline ODRAP
    ODRAP (Alexey) 15 December 2020 14: 33
    Swift is the American system, as it relies on the dollar. All other currencies are reserve.
    Of the European ones, only British financial technologies, they are masters in this. Based on this, they can.
    And Merkel could not promise anything like that. Deutsche, for a long time, to launder Deutsche Bank ...
    1. Dear sofa expert. 15 December 2020 21: 38
      Swift is the American system, as it relies on the dollar.

      SWIFT does not rely on any currency. It's just a mutual surety system.
      The system for transferring information and making payments - no more, no less. SWIFT is headquartered in Belgium, near Brussels.
  3. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 15 December 2020 21: 35
    Yeah, the hunchback was also promised and bred like a sucker, apparently the history of the Kremlin inmates does not teach anything
  4. ODRAP Offline ODRAP
    ODRAP (Alexey) 16 December 2020 00: 02
    Well, since sureties, the Russian Federation has nothing to fear.
    Many financial market players will vouch for it.