© Reuters. Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi arrives to make his statement on the Ukraine crisis in Rome, Italy, February 24, 2022. Remo Casilli/REUTERS/Pool
(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 (NYSE:TWTR).
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.