Putin said that Russia “is not seeking to get rid of the dollar.” Two days ago, it was decided not to use it in the National Welfare Fund.
Russia does not seek to abandon the use of the dollar as a universal means of payment. This was stated at the SPIEF by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
We are not looking to get rid of the dollar. If you heard something that I was talking about the dollar and understood that we want to get rid of it as a reserve currency or as a universal means of payment, this is not the case.
At the same time, Putin said that the United States is using the dollar as a means of sanctions policy, so Russia is forced to reduce the number of settlements in American currency.