The dollar rose above 67 rubles for the first time in two years

© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikova in photobacteria exchange rate of the Euro and the dollar against the rubleThe dollar rose above 67 rubles for the first time in two years© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikovite the image Bank

Dollar for the first time since August of 2016 exceeds the level of 67 rubles against the background of reports about new U.S. sanctions against Russia.

The Russian currency is trying to stabilize: after two days of sharp fall it grows to the Euro, reflecting exchange rate dynamics «Forex», where the European currency fell below $ 1.15 to$, according to the auction.

The dollar calculations «tomorrow» at 10:06 MSK grew by 32 pennies to 66,97 of the ruble, the Euro was down 18 cents, to 76,77 ruble. Earlier, the dollar was increased to 67.09 of the ruble.

The price of oil was increased by 0.7% to 71,55 dollars per barrel mark Brent.

Over the previous two trading sessions the dollar and the Euro jumped by five percent each against the ruble on the background of panic purchases of foreign currency due to the increase of the risk of sanctions.

According to respondents RIA Novosti analysts, in the optimistic scenario, the dollar soar by 70 rubles, but soon the situation on the market calmed down and the American currency «will be back». In the pessimistic scenario, the U.S. and allied States will quickly get rid of Russian debt. In this case, the dollar could fall to 72 rubles, and to gain a foothold at this level.

New sanctions against Russia

This week the state Department announced new sanctions against Moscow because «Russia’s use of chemical weapons in Salisbury».

Restrictions will consist of two packages. The first, which will come into force after 15 days, provides for a ban on the supply to Russia of electronic devices and of dual-use products.

Sanctions are the second wave, which may be 90 days, include a possible reduction in the level of diplomatic relations, a ban on flights to USA airline «Aeroflot» and the almost total cessation of U.S. exports. While Washington declares that is ready to refuse the second package of restrictions, if Russia gives guarantees of non-use of chemical weapons and allow UN observers to carry out inspections «in the field».

In the Russian Embassy new sanctions called «draconian», adding that they were introduced under false pretenses.

In addition, last week Congress introduced a bill with a whole set of anti-Russian measures, including sanctions against Russian public debt and public banks.