First Deputy Prime Minister Andriy Belousov held a series of meetings during which they discussed the readiness of the Russian economy for possible sanctions in the event of an invasion of Ukraine. Russian Post, Aeroflot and Russian Railways reported on the results of stress tests. It is reported by The Bell, citing three sources close to the government.
According to the publication, the “exercises” simulated a disconnection from SWIFT, the rejection of imported software equipment, servers, chips and other high-tech equipment in the event of a ban on supplies. According to the source of the publication, everyone reports cheerfully, but in private conversations they say that the situation is a disaster.
Earlier it was reported that Sberbank conducted exercises to disconnect from foreign IT infrastructure due to potential US restrictions related to the supply of new electronics to Russia and support for existing ones. In the exercise, the bank simulated outage scenarios from support for Microsoft, Nvidia, VMware, SAP, Oracle, and Intel. A number of foreign equipment suppliers, as well as Sberbank itself and other large banks, declined to comment on information about the exercises. Nvidia said “business is out of politics.”