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Kremlin vows to keep Russia's financial system in proper condition despite US actions

Russia’s financial system is quite stable, Putin's spokesman stressed

MOSCOW, August 9. /TASS/. Russia will keep its financial system in "proper condition" against the background of unpredictability of the United States, Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

"Undoubtedly, against the backdrop of the continuing unpredictability of our overseas partners, we surely must keep our financial system in a proper condition, this is obvious," he said.

Answering a question on whether Russia's financial system is ready for possible US sanctions, Peskov noted the irrelevance of possible arguments on the topic.

"Russia’s financial system is quite stable, it is well known. Its stability was proven in quite difficult times," he said.

The Washington administration earlier said it was imposing sanctions on Russia as of August 22 over Moscow’s alleged involvement in the poisoning of former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in British Salisbury, on March 4. According to the US Department of State, the US authorities are going to decide on unveiling the second package of sanctions against Moscow in 90 days’ time depending on whether it fulfills a number of conditions. Russia has repeatedly refuted allegations concerning its involvement in the case.