The weighted average dollar exchange rate on tomorrow deal amounted to 29.80 RUR/USD at the beginning of a special session today, which was equal to the official dollar rate set for November 18.
As reported earlier, on November 14 and 17 US currency lost RUR0.06. Commercial bank dealers attribute today's standstill in the dollar to the activities of the Russian Central Bank that keeps on preventing the dollar's weakening against the ruble. Specialists reiterated that the Central Bank bought about $300m on November 17 at a special session for tomorrow deals. Currently, the Central Bank is supporting US currency by buying dollars at RUR29.7950.
"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