The Central Bank took part in this morning's session on US currency. It wasbuying dollars to prevent a retreat in the dollar exchange rate. Due to theCentral Bank's participation the average-weighted dollar exchange rate evengained RUR0.01 to 31.54 RUR/USD, specialists of some commercial bankspointed out in an interview with RBC. The Bank was buying dollars at alevel of 31.54 RUR/USD totaling, according to the experts' estimations,some $25m-30m. That is why the volume of trade at today's UTS has been thelargest since August 7. It amounted to $88m. It means that the CentralBank's share in this volume was about one third. .
Riyadh will not make contradictory statements, nor will it ask for explanations, as Moscow does in the case of the poisoning of Sergei Skripal
Representatives of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation commented on the state of affairs in the Sea of Azov