MOSCOW, April 11. /TASS/. The euro added 2.29 rubles and reached 80.14 rubles surpassing 80 rubles for the first time since March, 2016.
The dollar increased by 1.74 rubles to 64.76 rubles, exceeding 64 rubles for the first time since December 5, 2016.
The price of futures contract for Brent crude oil with June delivery declined by 0.6% to $70.61 per barrel on London’s ICE.
The ruble began to fall sharply after the introduction of new United States sanctions against a number of Russian officials, businessmen and companies. On April 6, the United States announced imposing new sanctions against a number of Russian officials, businessmen and companies. The list includes Oleg Diripaska, as well as Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller, VTB CEO Andrey Kostin, owner of Renova Viktor Vekselberg, President of Surgutneftegaz Vladimir Bogdanov, Member of Sibur Board of Directors Kirill Shamalov, businessmen Igor Rotenberg and Suleiman Kerimov.