He was asked on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2021) whether Moscow sees a threat in the Western politicians' remarks on the possible disconnection of Russia from SWIFT.
"No, we do not feel [a threat]. But I am sure that even that would not be a disaster for us," Chizhov said.
SPIEF-2021 is taking place from Wednesday through Saturday in person at the Expoforum Exhibition and Convention Center in St. Petersburg. The Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency is a media partner of the event.
Earlier, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Pankin told Sputnik that disconnecting Russia from SWIFT may cause material losses and loss of reputation for SWIFT itself.