Asia (bbabo.net), - Three Kyrgyz commercial banks, fearing to fall under US sanctions, suspended the service of cards of the Russian payment system "Mir". This was reported today, on October 18, by IA 24.kg with reference to the websites of financial institutions.
Among them are Kompanion, Bakai-bank and Dos-Kredobank banks.
According to the statement of the National Bank of Kyrgyzstan, the country's commercial banks themselves decide on cooperation with a particular payment system.
At the same time, last week, Deputy Chairman of the Russian government Alexei Overchuk, speaking at the Russian-Kyrgyz investment forum, announced the need to expand the network of banks in Kyrgyzstan that use Russian payment systems.
“It is necessary to actively promote, develop, expand the network of banks that use Russian payment systems, both the system for confirming financial messages and the Mir card, which is accepted in Kyrgyzstan. We need to expand this network too,” he said.
As previously reported, the United States imposed sanctions against Vladimir Komlev, Director General of the National Payment Card System of Russia (Mir card operators). The system itself is not included in the sanctions lists. The U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said the U.S. could impose sanctions for supporting the use of Mir cards outside of Russia.
Earlier, Turkish Isbank and DenizBank, as well as some banks in Kazakhstan and Vietnam, suspended the service of Mir cards.