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Kazakhstan's Halyk Bank does not service Mir payment cards since February 27

This applies to both ATMs and POS terminals

ASTANA, April 2. /TASS/. Halyk Bank, the largest bank in Kazakhstan, has stopped servicing cards of the Russian payment system Mir since the end of February, an employee of the call center of the financial organization told TASS.

"The last change was on February 27, Mir cards are no longer supported," he said.

According to him, this applies to both ATMs and POS terminals. However, he did not specify the reasons for the current restrictions.

Earlier on Tuesday, the operator of the national payment system Elkart reported that Russian Mir payment cards will stop working in Kyrgyzstan on April 5 due to US sanctions. "The division of the US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control imposed sanctions against National Payment Card System, the card operator of the Mir payment system. In order to minimize the risk of secondary sanctions, Interbank Processing Center, as a guarantor of the uninterrupted operation of the national payment system Elkart, announced the cessation of servicing Mir bank cards in its infrastructure from April 5, 2024," the statement said.