«The cold war seem like child’s play». The head of Sberbank German Gref has warned the United States on new sanctions against Russia

Head of «Sberbank» German Gref warned the United States against the introduction of large-scale sanctions against Russia. He said this in an interview with the Financial Times.

According to Gref, following the introduction of tough sanctions the situation escalates so that the «cold war seem like child’s play».

The head of Sberbank called irrational step possible to turn off Russia from interbank SWIFT system, as it will lead to far-reaching consequences.

SWIFT — international interbank transfer system information and make payments. It is connected to more than 10.8 thousand largest organisations in more than 200 countries.

In may 2015, the Secretary of national security and defense Alexander Turchinov urged to turn off Russia from the SWIFT because of the Russian financial system maintains offensive nuclear program and terrorists.

In September of the same year, nine us senators sent a letter to the U.S. Treasury Department, which urged to help to disconnect from the system SWIFT Russian banks, previously fell under the sanctions.

SWIFT said that it was not going to turn off Russia from its services, despite her political pressure.

The US has introduced several packages of sanctions against the Kremlin after the annexation of Crimea and the beginning of Russian aggression in the Donbass in the spring of 2014.

28 November 2017 in force U.S. sanctions against energy and banking sectors of the Russian economy.

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that before the end of January 2018, the U.S. Treasury will prepare a new list of Russian businessmen and companies that may fall under the restrictive measures.




«The cold war seem like child’s play». The head of Sberbank German Gref has warned the United States on new sanctions against Russia 25.12.2017

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