PAK FA offers practically unlimited opportunities to pilot - commanderMilitary & Defense July 22, 11:29
Ukraine's National Broadcasting Board issues fine to Public Radio for 0% Urkainian songsWorld July 22, 5:39
Femen movement activists faces 5 years in jail for trying to frustrate summit meetingWorld July 22, 4:38
Russian Deputy PM dismisses allegations he will arrived in Moldova on warplaneRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 22, 2:46
Russian top diplomat shares his impressions from meeting with US leaderRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 21, 20:31
Lavrov bewildered US special services give no facts of Russia’s meddling in US electionRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 21, 19:46
Putin says USSR collapse had greatest impact on himSociety & Culture July 21, 18:37
Putin expects Russian-European Mars landing mission to crown with successScience & Space July 21, 18:21
Key facts about ExxonMobil and its business in RussiaBusiness & Economy July 21, 18:14
SAMARA, July 22. /ITAR-TASS/. The Russian government is considering raising the capital of the state development bank Vnesheconombank (VEB) to protect it against the sanctions over the Ukrainian conflict introduced earlier by the US, presidential aide Andrei Belousov said late on Monday.
“It will be either additional capitalization, or some other option, we are working on that,” Belousov said. “The VEB will not be left without help, and all liabilities to clients, to borrowers, will be fulfilled for sure.”
The authorities also consider ordering the Central Bank to sell foreign currencies on market conditions to the banks which were blacklisted by the US or Europe, or to lend them rubles so that blacklisted banks could change rubles to foreign currencies on the domestic market, Belousov said.
The government earlier decided to raise the VEB capital by 200 billion rubles under any scenario, he said.