Russian central bank says U.S. sanctions will largely have delayed impact

By Oksana Kobzeva

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's central bank said on Thursday that the impact of U.S. sanctions over the Ukraine crisis would largely have a delayed impact and that it had enough tools to address short-term difficulties.

"The main consequences relate to the acquisition of new long-term loans or refinancing - that is, the effects are largely of a delayed nature," it told Reuters. It did not specify a timeframe.

(Reporting by Oksana Kobzeva; Writing by Alissa de Carbonnel; Editing by Pravin Char)