The volume of dollar trading exceeded $9m at today's morning session withtomorrow settlements. Nevertheless, on Friday, August 30, the volume oftrading reached almost $650m on the interbank market with one-day andtwo-day settlements. Dealers of commercial banks drew attention to the fact that marketparticipants had been very active on the interbank market on August 30,despite the end-of-month factor that normally leads to significant rubledeficit on the market. Last Friday, banks were suffering from some problemswith ruble liquidity in the morning only. But by the evening, one-day rublecredit rates didn't exceed 3-4 percent, experts noted. They reason low volume of trading on the interbank market this morning dueto a slight increase in ruble credit rates and satisfied demand of banksfor currency as a result of large-scale dollar purchases last Friday..
Putin said that NATO increased its military personnel by 10,000 people in the areas where NATO troops should not even be in accordance with key documents
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969