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The Kremlin does not exclude the possibility of disconnecting the Russian Federation from Visa and MasterCard
The Kremlin does not exclude the possibility of disconnecting Russia from the Visa and MasterCard payment systems due to Western sanctions. A number of states have previously introduced restrictive measures against Russia.
As the Gazeta.Ru with reference to the press secretary of the head of Russia Dmitry Peskov, from the point of view of international law, the measures introduced are considered illegal.
“This is an unpredictable process, therefore, given the unfriendly and sometimes hostile forms of behavior towards our country, nothing can be ruled out,” Peskov added.
He recalled that the national payment system Mir is currently used not only in Russia. He expressed confidence that over time it will gain global distribution.