Moscow. July 21. The ruble is excessively strengthened, this creates problems for the budget and economy, said Russian presidential aide Andrei Belousov.
“From my point of view, today, the ruble begins to perekrestila, it works in the negative,” – said Belousov told reporters on Thursday.
“I mean that it reduces revenues and increases the budget problems. And it reduces the competitiveness of Russian industry and agriculture, partly, and I stress, devaluing the task of import substitution”, – said the assistant of the head of state.
According to him, “there is a very large Toolbox of tools that may be used in order to influence the situation)”.
“I’m not going to call them, though, because that specific use of these tools in the hands of the Central Bank and the government. How they will determine what they choose, it is a question of current policy and responsibility of the leadership of the government and the Central Bank”, – said Belousov.