He made the relevant statement during the 7th International Conference "Russia and China: Cooperation in a New Era".

“At a time when the United States and the European Union have turned their currencies into an instrument of blackmail, we intend to develop an independent financial infrastructure, significantly increase the use of the ruble and yuan in settlements between our states.

They already account for a quarter of our trade turnover, ”RIA Novosti quotes him.

Earlier, Izvestia wrote with reference to the Moscow Exchange data that in March-April of this year, an explosive growth in demand for non-core currencies was recorded in Russia.