Banks in Kyrgyzstan suspend Mir

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Three banks in Kyrgyzstan have suspended Mir, the Russian payment card, despite Russia’s deputy prime minister Aleksey Overhuk last week calling on the need to “expand the networks of banks” that use Russian payments systems in the country. 

Kyrgyzstan joins other central Asian nations Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in limiting the use of Mir. The move comes after the US Treasury said it is willing to sanction supporters of Russia’s sanction evasion, “including Russia’s efforts to expand the use of

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