The Duma and the Federation Council responded to the threat of restricting the exchange of rubles for dollars

Opinion about & nbsp; that & nbsp; Russia will attack & nbsp; Ukraine, & nbsp; & mdash; this is nonsense, State Duma deputy, head of the financial market committee Anatoly Aksakov told RBC. So he & nbsp; commented on the Bloomberg material about & nbsp; the Western countries are discussing new sanctions against Moscow with & nbsp; restriction of currency exchange if the Russian side decides to “ attack '' Ukraine.

“[Attacks] will not & nbsp; happen. There is nothing more to discuss here. If they want to come up with an attack & nbsp; & mdash; it's different. And & nbsp; so & nbsp; & mdash; talk not & nbsp; about & nbsp; than & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; said Aksakov.

Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Economic Policy Ivan Abramov stressed that & nbsp; Russia has no intentions to attack anyone and & nbsp; the country's authorities have spoken about this more than & nbsp; times. “ I & nbsp; believe that & nbsp; this is being blown up through the & nbsp; media with & nbsp; purpose to influence & nbsp; the work of our financial institutions '', & nbsp; & mdash; he said & nbsp; RBC.

These are statements from the realm of fantasy: “if they do this, then we will do it …” But all adults, and it's time to end fantasy. It is clear that in this way they are trying to discredit financial institutions, creating a stir in the media, coming up with different scenarios. Ivan Abramov Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Economic Policy

Bloomberg with & nbsp; citing & nbsp; sources wrote that & nbsp; the United States and & nbsp; the European Union are considering the possibility of introducing restrictive measures against the largest Russian banks and & nbsp; the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). Among the most likely restrictions, the agency reported, there may be a conversion of rubles into dollars and & nbsp; other foreign currencies, including euros and & nbsp; pounds sterling. According to the & nbsp; agency, US President Joe Biden will & nbsp; warn about this Russian colleague Vladimir Putin in & nbsp; during the conversation on December 7 & nbsp;

About & nbsp; the US is considering the possibility of anti-Russian sanctions in & nbsp; case of aggravation in & nbsp; Ukraine , also reported to CNN. According to & nbsp; sources of the TV channel, the measures may affect the sovereign debt of Russia, and individuals “ from & nbsp; Putin's inner circle '', Russian energy companies and & nbsp; banks may be included in the sanctions list.

A radical option, according to CNN, is to disconnect Russia from the SWIFT interbank system: according to the interlocutors, the American authorities are ready to take such measures in order to “keep Putin from invading Ukraine.” What can Russia lose if it is disconnected from the SWIFT payment system < img src = "/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/e166a0e0de495a5735e2ae177054cdd9.jpg" />

Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov called the CNN story a continuation of the 'information hysteria'. According to & nbsp; First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs Vladimir Dzhabarov, the United States will not & nbsp; take measures to & nbsp; disconnect the country from & nbsp; SWIFT, since Europeans will find it difficult to do without & nbsp; Russia, which will be outside the payment system. Committee member Sergei Tsekov admitted that & nbsp; the United States would nevertheless try to put pressure on & nbsp; Russia, however, in & nbsp; the country, according to & nbsp; & nbsp; he, created “ certain protection '' on & nbsp; this case.

The Russian side has repeatedly denied reports about & nbsp; that & nbsp; Russia may “ invade '' to & nbsp; Ukraine at & nbsp; early next year (Bild, Associated Press and & nbsp; other media wrote about & nbsp;), and & nbsp; emphasized that & nbsp; Moscow is not & nbsp; planning aggression against Kiev. The head of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Sergei Naryshkin called reports of a & nbsp; potential 'invasion' Russia to & nbsp; Ukraine, a “ malicious propaganda action by the US State Department, '' which is trying to foment a conflict.