` Putin Claims Russian Currency is Starting to Gain Strength Against the US Dollar Due to No Troops in Ukraine ‘

#AceFinanceNews – MOSCOW – April 17 – The Russian currency started to strengthen against the dollar on Thursday after President Vladimir Putin said claims that Russian forces were present in eastern Ukraine were “rubbish.”

The ruble is 35.86 against the dollar, 13 kopecks less than previous closing, Interfax reported.

The euro stood at 49.69 rubles, losing 3.5 kopecks.

The bi-currency price ($0.55 and euro 0.45) decreased by 8.5 kopecks to 42.08 rubles.

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