As Siluanov noted, the proposal of the head of the US Treasury to unfreeze and transfer frozen assets of Russia to Ukraine is “fundamentally wrong, because it undermines the foundations and foundations of the financial system,” since in this case the gold and foreign exchange reserves of national banks are subject to political restrictions and freezes.

“With this step, if it happens, our Western colleagues will only make things worse for themselves, as was done with regard to restrictions on settlements in dollars, settlements in clearing systems, in logistics... If our colleagues act this way, we will have a symmetrical response,” - RIA Novosti quotes him.

Siluanov recalled that in Russia, sufficient volumes of financial assets and investments of foreign investors in Russian securities have also been frozen.

Earlier, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen stated the need to urgently find a way to send Russian assets to Ukraine.