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Rouble trading suspended as currency dives after Russia attacks Ukraine

Russian forces fired missiles at several Ukrainian cities and landed troops on its south coast on Thursday.

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The rouble plunged to its lowest since early 2016 on Thursday after President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian forces to invade Ukraine, a move which led the Moscow Exchange to suspend trading. 

Russian forces fired missiles at several Ukrainian cities and landed troops on its south coast on Thursday, officials and media said, after Putin authorised what he called a special military operation in the east.

The rouble has slumped 3.6% against the dollar to 84.0750 , minutes after opening at 0400 GMT and slid 3.9% to a record low 95.2425 versus the euro, before trading was swiftly halted.

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First Published: Feb 24 2022 | 12:18 PM IST

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