from a couple of weeks ago
by Stas Shostak, developer of the upcoming
Swords And Their Boy
discusses problems Valve has encountered trying to
send payments to areas affected by the war in Ukraine (thanks
questioning a bank account deactivation
, Stas got the following
We'd like to follow up on your message from yesterday
concerning banking information for future payments to bank accounts in Ukraine,
Russia and Belarus. Sorry to not have more information with the original
This past week, our bank notified us that they will begin requiring that we
provide intermediary bank information for all wire payments to accounts in
Russia and Ukraine. In addition, they will no longer be allowing payments to
We are currently working to understand all the new requirements, create a path
to collect this information from you and send it to the bank. This will take us
some time to complete, but will not be available for the payments to affected
accounts due at the end of March.
For now your choice is to wait for us to complete this work, or to change your
payment instructions to a bank that sits outside of Ukraine, Russia or Belarus.
Rest assured, if there are any outstanding balances on your account they will be
paid as soon as they can be sent.
It's a very frustrating situation and we hope to find the resolution