Vladimir Dobrovolsky. The European Union did not comment on the possibility of off Russia from the system of interbank transfers SWIFT, sosredotachivaetsya not on the sanctions and the enforcement of the Minsk agreements in Ukraine, said the official representative of the head of the EU diplomacy Maya Kocijancic.
"I'm not going to speculate, what are the possible steps the EU can take or not. The decision concerning restrictive measures are always taken unanimously by the member States, it has the opportunity to be at the level of the Council on foreign relations or at the level of leaders. We concentrate now on the full performance of the Minsk agreement. We do all that we can, in this respect, " said Kocijancic, in response to a request to comment on the possibility of disconnection of the Russian Federation from the SWIFT system.
when asked at what level the Decision on SWIFT has the ability to be made, She said: "I said that I would not speculate. Currently undergoing preparatory work requested by the Council on foreign relations. But We do not focus on the possible restrictive measures, We focus explicitly on the Minsk agreements ".
She said that in the case of Iran, this Decision was adopted by the Council of the EU.
In the fall of 2014 started to sound the danger of disabling the Russian credit organizations from the SWIFT system through which payment job for more than 6 trillion dollars, it involved more than 10 thousand financial institutions in 210 countries. The organization that manages this system, in October said that under pressure from a number of countries, insisting on its accession to the sanctions, but does not want to succumb.
Relations between Russia and the West have deteriorated due to the situation in Ukraine.
Western countries since March has repeatedly imposed punishment on a number of Russian politicians, businessmen and organizations because of the position of Russia in Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices began in December limits, when the head of the U.S. announced an economic blockade of the Crimea, and in the sanctions list included a number of famous figures from the Crimea and Eastern Ukraine.