“The decision ... is an undisguised robbery for political reasons ... Everyone who uses American financial instruments from countries declared hostile by Washington once again got the opportunity to make sure that talk about guarantees of deposits and investments is nothing more than an empty phrase,” the diplomat said in a statement.

According to Zakharova, this situation served as a clear lesson of lawlessness for international business, when any property can be easily taken away and given to the “right” client.

At the same time, the Russian diplomat noted that few funds would reach the budget of Ukraine from the confiscated assets.

“From the stolen assets, crumbs will reach at best, while the funds themselves will end up in the United States and the pockets of pro-government Ukrainian oligarchs.

Confidence in the American financial system will be further undermined, ”she concluded.

Earlier, the United States transferred over $5 million for the needs of Ukraine, which were confiscated from Russian businessman Konstantin Malofeev.

Former Ambassador of the Luhansk People's Republic in Moscow Rodion Miroshnik said that the decision to transfer the assets of Russian businessman Konstantin Malofeev to Kyiv had opened a Pandora's box.