Boris Kheifets, professor at the Financial University under the Russian government, what is the danger of a possible imposition by Washington of sanctions on the Russian government debt and how this will affect ordinary citizens.
“This is a serious statement, and it will undoubtedly affect the foreign exchange market in the direction of the weakening of the ruble,” the expert quotes the Radiotochka NSN telegram channel as saying.
Kheifetz suggested that in this case the dollar rate could rise to 80-85 rubles, and the euro in this case will step over the three-digit number.
“If sanctions are introduced, sales of debt obligations, which are in the hands of primarily non-residents, will intensify. By the way, residents too. And they will be converted into currency,” noting that this will also lead to an increase in the foreign exchange rate.
Kheifets noted that while these are speculative expectations and now it is difficult to say “to what level they will drive our poor ruble.”