The National Bank of Ukraine has appealed to the leadership of the central banks of Armenia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Turkey, and the Kyrgyz Republic to suspend any transactions with payment cards of the MIR payment system in these countries. Specifically, the NBU has urged these central bankers to discontinue the servicing of MIR cards in their ATM and POS networks, and to make it impossible to use these cards in e-commerce and P2P 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 NBU is seeking to mobilize all possible sanctions against the Russian financial sector. The financing of armed aggression against Ukraine must cease. This is precisely why we are counting strongly on our international partners to support our initiatives in this regard,” said NBU Governor Kyrylo Shevchenko.