The weighted-average exchange rate of the US dollar at the special trading session for tomorrow deals reached 28.87 RUR/USD this afternoon. This is RUR0.03 less than the official dollar exchange rate set by the Russian Central Bank for May 6. The low on deals has reached 28.85 RUR/USD. Therefore, the dollar continues sliding against the Russian currency at the UTS. Yesterday it lost RUR0.06 against the ruble.
The ruble liquidity has worsened, and this is a leading factor spurring the dollar's decline. Interest rates on overnight ruble-denominated loans total 13-15 percent, which is substantially higher, compared to yesterday's level. On international exchanges the euro is gaining against the US currency. The European currency is now trading at $1.2160-$1.2170 compared to $1.2110-$1.2120 yesterday. Therefore, the dollar has shed 0.4 percent against the euro.
Rail mobile missile systems and Borei class submarines could be Russia's response to the decision of the United States not to provide any guarantees of security