The US Department of the Treasury allowed the imposition of sanctions for supporting the use of the National Payment Card System (NSPK) or cards of the Russian payment system “Mir” outside of Russia. The corresponding statement was published on September 15 on the website of the US Treasury.
It clarifies that restrictive measures may be introduced by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Department of the Treasury (OFAC) in relation to those states that provide material assistance and support to persons whose property and property interests are blocked, “and activities, including misleading or structured transactions or transactions to circumvent any U.S. sanctions.”
Earlier in the day, it was reported that the United States and the European Union may impose sanctions against third parties and organizations that help Russians make payments on export transactions or facilitate the import of industrial and defense products that are under Western sanctions.
Prior to this, on August 21, it was reported that India and Russia could soon recognize each other’s payment systems, we are talking about the Mir and RuPay systems. Mutual acceptance of RuPay and Mir cards within the framework of the national payment infrastructures of the two countries will make it easier for visitors to India from Russia and vice versa to make payments using cards without any problems.
Western countries began to tighten sanctions against Russia in response to Moscow’s special operation to protect the civilian population of Donbass, which Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24.
For more up-to-date videos and details about the situation in Donbass, watch the Izvestia TV channel.