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Ukraine demands Russia be banned from SWIFT bank transfers

Brussels Sberbank from SWIFT
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Ukraine demanded Thursday that Russian banks be excluded from the international SWIFT financial transfer network, as Western capitals considered how to ramp up sanctions in the wake of Moscow’s invasion.

President Volodymyr Zelensky made the appeal after a call with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, adding: “A package of extra severe sanctions against Russia from the EU is already arriving.”


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