MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko approved the proposal of the National Security and Defense Council to impose one-year sanctions on five subsidiaries of Russian state banks, targeting the Ukrainian branches of Sberbank, VTB, BM-Bank, Prominvestbank and VS Bank.
"Russian banks are playing a significant role for investments, for funding Ukraine's financial system. And such a persecution significantly worsens Ukraine's financial system. They may expect a boomerang effect. I think it is not in Ukraine's interests," Kudrin said.
On Monday, Ukrainian radicals blocked the entrance into the central office of Russia's Sberbank in Kiev with over 400 employees locked inside and vandalized the building.