Cyprus has not opposed proposals to chop Russia off from the Swift international fee system, Cypriot Finance Minister Constantinos Petrides mentioned on Saturday.
“Within the identify of EU unity and solidarity to Ukrainian folks Cyprus has NOT objected to ANY EU sanctions together with reducing Russia off Swift,” Petrides mentioned in a Twitter submit.
He was responding to some hypothesis that Cyprus, which has intensive enterprise hyperlinks with each Russia and Ukraine, was amongst nations with reservations about rapidly ejecting Moscow from SWIFT.
“Every thing is on the desk,” Petrides tweeted.
It comes after President Zelensky mentioned that Mario Draghi, the Italian prime minister, instructed him that it helps deconnecting Russia from Swift.
This has now been confirmed by the the chief of a primary coalition occasion.
“Mario Draghi confirmed Italy will assist banning Russia from Swift,” Enrico Letta, chief of the PD, wrote on Twitter.