Just a day the ruble lost in value 50 cents.

The Russian currency fell to the lowest level in 2.5 years

The Russian ruble continues to weaken against the US dollar. Monday, September 10, immediately after the opening of trading the currency of the Russian Federation reached more than 70 rubles per dollar. And by the end of the session approached the figure of 70 and a half rubles, according to mediaUA with reference to Radio Liberty.

This sharp decline has occurred with the ruble for the first time since March 2016. During 2018, the ruble has lost nearly 1/5 of its value.

The ruble depreciates, despite the fact that the price of the main export goods of Russia – oil – remains stable.

The reason for the depreciation of the Russian currency experts call the US sanctions, both existing and potential. In addition, your contribution makes a General concern about the state of the Russian economy.

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The US and EU imposed sanctions against Russia in 2014. It was a response to the annexation of the Ukrainian Crimea and Moscow's support of rebels in Eastern Ukraine.

Recall that on 8 August it became known that the United States from August 22 to impose new sanctions against Russia because of the incident with chemical weapons in the British Salisbury, however, the introduction of their action was postponed until 27 August.

If within three months after that, Moscow will not provide guarantees that it will not use chemical weapons and will not agree to admit international inspectors to its enterprises for the production of chemical weapons, that Russia expects a second round of sanctions. In particular, it provides a ban on flights of "Aeroflot" in the United States, reducing diplomatic relations, almost total cessation of U.S. exports (except food) and imports United States Russian goods.

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