MOSCOW, August 2 - RIA Novosti. Citi analysts estimated the ruble's prospects in the event of the US imposing restrictive measures against the Russian government debt, Bloomberg reports.

"The additional outflow of capital caused by this event may ultimately weaken the ruble," the article says.

It is noted that experts considered the "worst scenario" in which Washington would prohibit foreign investors from buying Russian federal loan bonds. In this case, according to preliminary estimates, the ruble exchange rate may decrease by 15 percent.

At the same time, Citi stresses that the introduction of such sanctions is unlikely now, since the US Congress is on vacation. In addition, experts did not assess the likelihood of such restrictive measures.