The US Treasury Department published its "Kremlin report" early on Tuesday, which lists 114 Russian politicians and 96 business leaders who may later be targeted with sanctions.
"What does it mean for us? State officials, ministries employees and heads? Actually, nothing. Because we have no bank accounts in Western states. No real estate abroad. We have been working with Russian banks via Russian technologies for ages. Therefore, I think that I will not feel any restrictions or infringements after being included to this list," Siluanov said in an interview with RT on Wednesday.
The so-called "Kremlin report" was prepared in accordance with the US Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), that was enacted by US President Donald Trump on August 2. The document does not imply the automatic imposition of sanctions against the individuals listed in the document, however, designates them as those who are likely to face US restrictions in the future.
Russian President Vladimir Putin characterized the report as an "unfriendly move" by the United States that harmed relations between Moscow and Washington. Putin added that Moscow was not interested in scaling back relations with Washington and would refrain from retaliatory steps.