The price of YUKOS shares fell by 10 percent during the first 10 min of trade on the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange (MICEX). Prices of a majority of highly liquid shares dropped by 0.5-1 percent during the first few minutes of the trade. The only exceptions were shares in Sberbank, Rostelecom and Norilsk Nickel, whose prices somewhat exceeded yesterday's closing levels at the beginning of the trade.
"We should use shock therapy to sober up the Americans. In this case, the Americans will speak about the need to resume dialogue. There is no other option"
The United States is concerned about the current crisis in the relations with Russia and suggests returning to reasonable policies to avoid a nuclear war