Siluanov told how the extension of sanctions will affect foreign currency accounts

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Citizens of Russia will have no problems with foreign currency accounts in Russian banks in case of expansion of US sanctions, said the first Vice Prime Minister of Russia, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov.

«No problem, even if sanctions are imposed, no problems for the currency accounts or to rouble accounts of the citizens will not. Because the Central Bank will reinforce its liquidity, the Bank, which can be put in such a difficult position. Enough reserves at the Central Bank. Ruble liquidity also abound. Therefore, even in the case that sanctions will be imposed on some Russian Bank, no problems with deposits or foreign currency denominated our citizens absolutely will not» — said Siluanov on air of the program «Sunday night with Vladimir Solovyov» on TV channel «Russia 1».

The US administration on Wednesday announced new sanctions against Russia over its alleged use of chemical weapons in the British Salisbury. According to sources, the channel NBC, the first package involves a complete ban on exports to Russia of electronic devices and components, dual-use, the second package may include a decrease in level of diplomatic relations, a ban on flights in the United States, «Aeroflot» and the almost total cessation of U.S. exports. Russia may avoid a second wave of sanctions, if guarantees the non-use of chemical weapons in the future, said the state Department.

In addition, last week the us Congress introduced a bill with a whole set of anti-Russian measures, including sanctions against a new state debt of Russia and the state banks. RIA Novosti interviewed experts noted that state-owned banks wording in the document is vague, so potentially it can lead to a ban on payments in dollars that would be very painful for banks and the ruble exchange rate. However, they pointed out that the bill might be seriously adjusted or even not accepted.

Siluanov told how the extension of sanctions will affect foreign currency accounts© Infografiken sanctions against Russia and retaliatory measures

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