The Russian stock market opened lower today, however later share pricesreturned to levels of the previous closing due to an advance on Europeanmarkets. A sideways trend has prevailed on the market and the activity hasbeen low, as the London market is closed today. By 14:00 the RTS index hadretreated by 0.47 percent and the volume of trade amounted to $3.5m, amarket analyst said in an interview with RBC. "The London market is closedtoday. Oil prices in Singapore have remained practically unchanged. Futureson US stock indices were fluctuating slightly at the beginning of businessbut by the middle of the day they gained considerably. European marketshave experienced a moderate growth. Today data on July sales of new and oldhouses will be released in the USA. A slight decrease is expected, comparedto record high June results", the expert concluded..
Moscow is trying to stop Balkan countries from entering NATO. Greece eventually took measures against Russia, even though Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had earlier said that Russia was Greece's strategic partner
The Ukrainian government refuses to abode by its obligations, rejects a peaceful resolution of the conflict, and disregards its own people, the president said