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Denial of Russian Access to Bank Transfers Was Once Likened by Russia’s Prime Minister to an ‘Act of War’

‘SWIFT is the financial nuclear weapon,’ is the way it was put by France’s finance minister, Bruno Le Maire.

The erstwhile Russian prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev. AP/Yekaterina Shtukina, Sputnik, Government Pool Photo

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JUDY SHELTON

Ms. Shelton, an economist, is a senior fellow at the Independent Institute. She is the author of, most recently in the Sun, “God and Money: ‘A Perfect and Just Measure Shalt Thou Have’”; and “War Of Words Over Inflation Stirs Questions for the Fed.”

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