The ruble’s exchange rate was almost flat on Moscow Exchange on Wednesday after the incident with the UK guided missile destroyer and was trading at 72.78 rubles per dollar and 86.91 rubles per euro as the events in the Black Sea were reported, according to the trading data as of 2:03 pm Moscow time, APA reports citing TASS.
As of 2:31 pm, the dollar was down by 0.27% trading at 72.67 rubles, while the euro was down by 0.3% at 86.8 rubles.
As of 2:44 pm, the dollar was down by 0.37% trading at 72.61 rubles, while the euro was down by 0.31% at 86.77 rubles.
The Russian Defense Ministry reported earlier that the Russian Black Sea Fleet jointly with the Border Guard Service of the Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia halted the violation of the Russian state border by the UK Navy’s guided missile destroyer Defender near Cape Fiolent. The missile destroyer crossed 3 km into Russia’s territorial sea. The border guard patrol ship conducted warning fire, while a Su-24M plane carried out preventing bombing along the route of the guided missile destroyer Defender, after which it left Russia’s territorial sea boundaries.