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The prime minister said that apart from objective factors, notably declining oil prices and sanctions, there are also other factors affecting the rouble exchange rate, including speculations on the market.
“This is a rather common occurrence, and if this happens in a usual situation, it in fact balances the financial system. But if this happens in conditions of imbalance, in conditions of different kind of difficult expectations, this of course influences people’s moods,” he said.
“The Central Bank and the government must keep an eye on this, taking quick measures if necessary,” the prime minister said in the interview