The U.S. dollar and European currencies renewed their historic highs on the international Forex market.
As of 2:45 p.m. Moscow time, the U.S. dollar rose to ₽141.77 against the Russian currency. The euro became more expensive at ₽153, data from Bloomberg news agency showed. Trading is not carried out on Russian stock exchanges by decision of the Russian Central Bank.
The fall of the national currency is occurring against the background of the sanctions war declared by the collective West to Moscow, in response to the special operation of the Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine, which aims to “demilitarize and denacify” the territory of the neighboring state.