Long code of travelers have formed today at the checkouts of many subway stations in fly because of block payments with digital systems Apple Pay And PayPal normally used by many travelers. Users found themselves unable to use these systems, blocked because they are managed by the bank Vtbwhich is one of them hit from international sanctions. Many commuters therefore had to queue at the counters to buy tickets. The metro is the most efficient transport system in the Russian capital and is used by millions of travelers.
Apple Pay and Google Pay no longer work on #Moscow‘s metro system | EMPR #russiaukrainewar pic.twitter.com/Ju91E4WbAW
– Euromaidan PR (@EuromaidanPR) February 28, 2022
During the day the bag remained closed in an attempt to avoid further jolts. Yet the very banks have suffered a meltdown, including VTB itself, which has lost 50%. The Sberbank instead recorded -60%. The ruble also falls: it collapsed by 30%, thus falling to an all-time low of 106 rubles for one dollar. Throughout the country there are long queues even in front of bank counters: the inhabitants try to withdraw cash.
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