The first transactions in the dollar were at the level of 82.56 - 84.08 rubles. After the first minute of trading, the rate was at the level of 84.075 rubles, having added 2.92 rubles. to the previous close.
The euro rose to 94.55 rubles, adding 2.85 rubles. close on February 23rd. The dual-currency basket ($0.55 and EUR0.45) grew by 2.89 rubles. to the level of yesterday's close - up to 88.79 rubles.
The dollar is trading at 3.66 rubles. above the level of the current official exchange rate, the euro - by 3.67 rubles. above.
The Moscow Exchange index fell 10.4% due to news about the start of a military operation. Against the same backdrop, the price of April Brent oil futures reached $100 per barrel - a record high since September 2014.
Recall that early in the morning on February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced in his address to the nation that he had decided to launch a special military operation on the territory of Donbass.
After Putin's emergency video address to the nation, there were reports of explosions and shootings in many cities of Ukraine in the media.