“The decisions of the American side on the introduction of additional restrictive measures have a negative impact on the bilateral relations of our countries,” RIA Novosti quotes him.

At the same time, Siluanov noted that in recent years, the Russian economy has already proved its resistance to external constraints.

“The flexible macroeconomic structure we have created and a balanced fiscal policy provide for the rapid adaptation of the economy to external adverse conditions,” he added.

Earlier, the United States announced the introduction of a second package of sanctions against Russia in connection with the Skripals case.

In particular, Washington will oppose lending, financial or technical assistance to Moscow by international financial institutions, such as the World Bank or the International Monetary Fund.

The first package of sanctions was introduced by the United States in August 2018 and provided for restrictions, mainly related to the sale of weapons and dual-use products.