Siluanov: We limit the calculations of the transaction in U.S. currency


Russia, if necessary, may take payment in dollars for oil supplies, using other currencies and Russian rubles, said first Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Anton Siluanov the TV channel “Russia-1”, writes “Interfax”.

According to the Vice Prime Minister, the government should build its policy based on the risks that arise from the actions of the “American partners”. He added that Russia has already significantly reduced the investment of reserves in us assets, and seeks to establish settlements in national currencies, the Euro and the Chinese yuan to reduce dependence on the U.S. dollar.

Siluanov said that Russia wants to move to safe currency, which do not pass through American banks and do not fall under the control of the U.S. Treasury.

“We limit the calculations of the transaction in U.S. currency, and, in fact, the dollar, which was considered a world currency, its stability is undermined”, – says Vice-Premier.

He stressed that such actions of the Kremlin is taking in response to U.S. sanctions.

August 8, the official U.S. state Department spokesman Heather Nauert said that the administration of U.S. President Donald trump has decided to impose sanctions on Russia for the use of chemical weapons in the assassination of ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal in the UK.

After reports of the US authorities on the possible introduction of new sanctions against Russian companies in Russia experienced a sharp fall of the ruble and stock.