US warns of sanctions for supporting Mir cards outside of Russia

The US Treasury announced that restrictive measures would affect Turkish banks.

The US Department of the Treasury announced the possible imposition of sanctions on organizations for servicing “Mir” outside Russia.

The agency's website states that the Office of Foreign Assets Control, under the Harmful Foreign Activities Sanctions Regulations, can block those who provide financial assistance to persons whose property and related interests are blocked.

The violations include an introduction to misleading or structured transactions and any transactions that allow you to circumvent US sanctions. And the Ministry of Finance is ready to use such powers if it supports the circumvention of anti-Russian sanctions.

We are talking about servicing “the Russian national payment system “Mir” outside the territory of the Russian Federation”.

Earlier, the Financial Times reported that the EU and the US are trying to punish Ankara banks that service cards & #8220;Mir”.

As a result, a number of hotels refused to accept Russian cards, but the NSPK called this information unreliable.

It is known that Russians with “Mir“ #8221; Turkey is served by Turkiye Is Bankasi, Ziraat Bankasi, VakifBank, DenizBank and Halkbank. Whether they continue to support the Russian payment system after the US threats, they can make such a decision on their own.

As “Interfax” clarifies, now “Mir” operates in 11 countries, including Turkey, Vietnam, South Korea, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

In the future, the card may be serviced in Iran, Cuba, Egypt, Thailand and Venezuela.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that the US Treasury has imposed a ban on the import of gold from Russia.

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