The majority of shares are falling on the Russian stock market. In particular, shares of the national energy grid RAO UES of Russia plummeted 8.5 percent and Mosenergo dropped 5 percent at the RTS. Rostelecom retreated more than 2 percent and Surgutneftegas by about 2 percent. The only exception is the oil major LUKoil that is still 0.55 percent above yesterday's closing. The RTS index dropped 1.25 percent to 465.24 points as of 1:30 p.m.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
The Buk system that shot down MH17 belonged to the 53rd SAM missile brigade of the Russian Ministry of Defense, investigators say after looking at a few pictures on the net
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