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Ukraine asks central banks to refuse Russian payment system Mir

LVIV, UKRAINE (CNA) – Ukraine’s central bank on Wednesday asked central banks in Armenia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Turkey and Kyrgyzstan to suspend all transactions with cards of Russia’s Mir payments system.

In a statement, it said it had asked the banks to stop accepting Mir cards in their ATMs and to make it impossible to use these cards in e-commerce and person-to-person transfers.

“This appeal comes amid the urgent need to scale up global financial pressure on the aggressor country as it proceeds with its assault on Ukraine,” the statement said.

The MIR payment system logo displayed at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. PHOTO: CNA

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