Deripaska named a way to benefit from US sanctions

Deripaska: Russia, under the influence of US sanctions, should introduce a digital ruble and benefit from it and introduce a digital currency in the country. Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska named such a way to benefit from the restrictions in his Telegram channel.

He is confident that the United States will have to be more careful with the sanctions, because such measures will create incentives for switching to the Chinese digital yuan. Deripaska recalled that the US Treasury's debt is already $ 30 trillion, and it is becoming more and more difficult to service it.

The billionaire believes that under the influence of US sanctions, the Central Bank “will finally be able to offer Russian companies a safer settlement system using the digital ruble.” Deripaska urged to turn to China for help in this matter. “Make the platforms compatible. Thus, increasing the attractiveness of settlements in rubles, “- he wrote.

Earlier, Bloomberg wrote that the new package of US sanctions against Russia may include restrictions on the conversion of the ruble. Thus, the American government intends to “punish” the country in the event of an invasion of the territory of Ukraine. Restrictions may affect the largest banks and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF).

The most radical decision on the part of the US and the EU would be to prohibit Russia from accessing the SWIFT financial payment system, but this would harm ordinary citizens, the publication points out .