Threatened to limit the exchange of the ruble for the dollar and the euro

Истoчник Given that negotiations are scheduled for today, the market may prefer to wait for President Biden's official comments, ”Petr Matys, senior currency analyst at InTouch Capital Markets Ltd., told the agency. Perhaps they will be directed against credit institutions and the Russian Direct Investment Fund. “The risk of the United States introducing punitive measures that could cause serious damage to the Russian economy is nothing new. At the same time, experts note that the Russian market did not react to information about the possible imposition of sanctions against the banking sector … According to the trading data of the Moscow Exchange, the ruble exchange rate remained practically unchanged and amounted to 74.2650 per dollar. Therefore, officials are more inclined to deprive the possibility of converting the ruble into the dollar, euro and British pound, “the agency's interlocutors specified. < p> “They believe that the most severe measure would be to disconnect from SWIFT, but it would deal a severe blow to the citizens of Russia. in London. Prohibitive measures will restrict the conversion of the ruble if “Russia attacks Ukraine.” Anonymous sources told Bloomberg that the authorization of the largest Russian banks may be reported to Russian President Vladimir Putin by his American counterpart Joseph Biden. The US and the European Union do not exclude the possibility of introducing a new package of anti-Russian sanctions.