The Russian stock market opened with a rise in the majority of blue chipstoday. Stock analysts forecasted that the general situation on the Russianmarket would be neutral today and prices would continue growing unless someimportant news emerged. Stocks of the national energy grid RAO UES ofRussia went up 1.2 percent over the first ten minutes of trade and becameleaders of the rise..
By summer, the Russian army may break through Ukrainian defences, reach Odessa and liberate Transnistria. The West will only “condemn” Russia's actions and continue supporting Chisinau in words