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The Central Bank assessed the risks of disconnecting Russia from Visa and Mastercard
The Central Bank assessed the risks of disconnecting Russia from the international payment systems Visa and Mastercard. The regulator recalled that Russia is successfully developing its own infrastructure in this industry - the Mir payment system.
As the RIA News" with reference to the first deputy chairman of the Bank of Russia Olga Skorobogatova, there is no threat of disconnection from international payment systems. According to her, this is extremely disadvantageous for the beneficiaries of payment systems.
Skorobogatova added that it is necessary for Russian companies to develop in a competitive environment, and not earn special preferences based on the departure of some market players.
The day before, the Kremlin told about shutdown options Russia from payment systems Visa and MasterCard due to Western sanctions. A number of states have previously introduced restrictive measures against Russia. The press secretary of the head of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that from the point of view of international law, the measures introduced are considered illegal.