Despite the ongoing demonization of Russia and her president and the crazed Nikki Haley's recent statement to the United Nations that Russia will "never be America's friend" and that America will "slap them when we need to", extraordinary delusion still shows itself in Russian media organizations.
Russia's sovereign dollar bonds fell across the curve, with its September 2043 eurobond falling to a five-day low. "We held open and transparent negotiations so every delegation could provide their input, and we went the extra mile for one council member", she said. "It's a miscalculation. Any clash between Russian and US militaries will expand beyond a local conflict and an escalation will be inevitable". They will also be affected by new round of sanctions twelve companies owned by sanctioned oligarchs.
Shares in Deripaska's London-listed EN+ Group (ENPLq), an aluminium and power producer, fell 34% to $6.35. Its chief executive officer, Ivan Glasenberg, also resigned from Rusal's board.
Oil prices slipped meanwhile following the previous day's sharp rally, although losses were limited as the commodity markets eyed an escalation of Middle East tensions.
The index's surge lost some steam, however, with some Asian equity markets staggering, as the world's two biggest economies are still seen needing to clear more hurdles before reaching any sort of settlement over trade issues.
The fallout from biting new USA sanctions on Moscow continued to rattle investors and fears of military action were stoked again after one of Russia's ambassadors reiterated it would shoot down any US missiles fired at Syria. The White House said Tuesday that Trump is contemplating a military response.
On the Moscow exchange, the main MOEX index was up nearly 4 percent by late afternoon after taking a heavy hit Monday, though the dollar-denominated RTS index was down 0.7 percent.
"The smart investors typically make large returns by buying Russian Federation when others are panicking", said Jacob Grapengiesser, a Moscow-based partner at East Capital. If it were to take aim at United States companies, that would hurt its access to technology and investment at a time when Putin is trying to attract it, Alexei Kudrin, a former Russian finance minister, told reporters in Moscow on Tuesday. "We have had a mutually beneficial commercial aviation for decades with Russian Federation". The central bank said on Tuesday it won't hesitate to sell dollars if needed. While Trump says he wants to stop China's unfair trade practices, the prospect of a trade war between the two economic giants has sent global markets plunging.
Such a scenario could trigger a quick escalation, leaving Russian Federation and the US on the brink of a full-scale conflict - a situation unseen even during the darkest moments of the Cold War.
Three private jets that are linked to Deripaska's family, according to Russian media reports, have returned to Moscow in the past few days, flight tracking services showed.
It took the sanctions to really rattle investor confidence, though.
The yield on 10-year government bonds jumped and Russia's finance ministry canceled a weekly auction of ruble-denominated government bonds citing "unfavorable market conditions".
Though Russian gas giant Gazprom was not sanctioned, Alexei Miller, its chief executive, was included on the U.S. list.