Europeans for disconnecting Russia from SWIFT: experts assessed the likelihood

The largest faction of the European People's Party in the European Parliament (186 out of 705 deputies or 26,52%) is in favor of introducing additional anti-Russian restrictions. The excuses are: "the Navalny case", "explosions in the Czech Republic in 2014" and "tension on the Ukrainian border." This, even before the start of the next plenary session, was announced by a representative of this political force at a briefing in Brussels.

I cannot speak on behalf of the entire EP, but I speak on behalf of the party. We regret that the EU MFA Council (April 19 - ed.) Refused to vote for new sanctions (against Russia - ed.). The party supports the expansion of sanctions. These can include oligarchs, travel bans, and the exclusion of Russia from the SWIFT international payment system.

- said the representative of the party.

During April 26-29, 2021, MEPs are going to hold a debate on relations with Russia and adopt a resolution. On April 28, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and policy security Josep Borrell. He has to present a paper on the above three topics.

Russia has assessed the likelihood and consequences of such an unfriendly step on the part of the Europeans. According to the director of the Institute for Strategic Analysis of the company "Financial and Accounting Consultants" Igor Nikolaev, expressed on the air of the radio Sputnik On April 26, the disconnection of Russia from SWIFT will have a large negative impact on settlements between Russians and foreigners, but for internal settlements this event will be insignificant, since 80% of payments go through SWIFT.

Nikolaev clarified that if Russia is disconnected from SWIFT, not only the Russian Federation will suffer, but also its foreign partners. Moscow has extensive international economic communication, so the probability of disconnecting Russia from SWIFT is less than 50%. The expert believes that the "sword of Damocles", in the form of a threat of disconnection from the specified payment system, can be used as a lever of pressure, but in the foreseeable future it will hardly come to use.
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  1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
    Alexndr p (Alexander) April 27 2021 13: 48
    well, they will carry cash by train for gas. Why not? If the actors from this circus insist. Let them scrape along the bottom

    52,7 billion cubic meters per year from Gazprom alone
    1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
      Just a cat (Bayun) April 27 2021 15: 32
      they will pay through China in yuan laughing
  2. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk April 27 2021 15: 30
    The Mir system has been working for a long time, Belarus has its own, and China too. Ukraine will not be able to receive money for transit: dollars go there through swift.
  3. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) April 27 2021 16: 13
    Do you want something funny, dear friends?
    Until 1986 he worked at the MVT. No computers, not even 286, no faxes.
    Payments by telegraph, communication by telex ...
  4. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
    Kofesan (Valery) April 28 2021 00: 14
    SWIFT as the pinnacle of "evolution"? ... Don't tell my slippers. The question is, how will they be able to withdraw capital from Russia to England? Copier boxes? Too many "schemes" will emerge at once. Rumors will spread again. Daughters will not buy yachts from Sands with Rottenberg, and if they do, it will be much more difficult to hide the purchase behind the English jurisdiction. Horror-horror-turmoil. After all, they hardly buy anything on Ali-express ...
  5. Dear sofa expert. April 28 2021 00: 40
    Simply, without commenting, I share what I read:

    The German bank Bitbond, founded by Radoslaw Albrecht, prefers to use the Bitcoin blockchain for international payments, instead of the SWIFT bank messaging system.

  6. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk April 29 2021 12: 47
    Along the way, Kudrin, Gref, Kasyanov and someone else who is against de-dollarization were interfered with at the forum ... Everyone who was in favor of it was passed away.