The euro traded at US$1.3111, up from US$1.3098 late Monday in New York.
Other dollar rates:
_116.47 Japanese yen, up from 116.37
_1.2227 Swiss francs, up from 1.2209
_1.1786 Canadian dollars, down from 1.1800
The British pound traded at US$1.9266, up from US$1.9224.
Gold traded in London at US$644.60, up from US$642.00 late Monday.
In Zurich, the bid price was US$643.00, up from US$637.40.
Gold rose US$5.90 in Hong Kong to US$644.80, reports AP.
Silver opened in London at US$12.86 per troy ounce, up from US$12.78.
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It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War