Russian share prices gained a bit in the first 90 minutes of the trade. The exception is LUKoil, its securities decreased by 0.67 percent, compared to last Friday's close. YUKOS shares advanced by more than one percent at the RTS; Sberbank and Norilsk Nickel added 0.7 percent. The trade has been rather inert, which has been usual for the past few days; investors prefer to watch the situation. The news background is pretty neutral; operators have not paid attention to another drop in oil prices yet.
The United States does not recognize the entry of Ukrainian territories into Russia. Such a development will seriously complicate prospects for a diplomatic settlement