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Italy’s Draghi supports Russia’s disconnection from SWIFT -Zelenskiy

Randy Mancini 3 Feb 26
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi makes a statement on the Ukraine crisis, in Rome
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi arrives to make his statement on the Ukraine crisis in Rome, Italy, February 24, 2022. Remo Casilli/REUTERS/Pool

February 26, 2022

(Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Saturday Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi had supported Russia’s disconnection from the global SWIFT payment system in a phone conversation with him.

“This is the beginning of a new page in the history of our states,” Zelenskiy wrote on his Twitter.

A decision to cut Russia off from SWIFT will be taken in a matter of days, the governor of a central bank within the euro zone told Reuters on Saturday.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk, writing by Anna Pruchnicka, Editing by Catherine Evans)