Friday trading currency on the Moscow stock exchange opened with the fall of the ruble. Immediately after the opening dollar for the first time in April rose above 57 rubles, and the Euro approached a 61 RUB.
At the maximum rate of the dollar against the ruble increased by approximately 62 kopecks, Euro — by 85,2 COP.
Keep the ruble from falling even after the increase in oil prices. During Friday’s trading on the stock exchange ICE cost of a barrel of Brent crude for the first time since March 7, rose above $56, an increase compared to yesterday’s closing level by more than 2%.
The depreciation of the ruble against the background of rising geopolitical tensions related to the fact that in the night from Thursday to Friday, the U.S. Navy ships located in the Mediterranean sea, struck with cruise missiles “Tomahawk” strike on Syrian government airbase Shirt.
A shot at the White house called a response to the alleged use of the Syrian air force of chemical weapons in the territory controlled by opponents of the regime of Bashar al-Assad Idlib province.
“President Putin says U.S. strikes on Syria an aggression against a sovereign state, in violation of international law, and under the false pretext,” — said on Friday the press-Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, stressing that the Syrian army “has no stockpiles of chemical weapons.”