Russian equity, currency keep depreciating as Ukraine’s hawks get upper hand


The rouble hit a five-month low against the dollar on Wednesday, battered by fears of another escalation of tensions between Moscow and the West.

At 0734 GMT, the rouble was 0.7% weaker against the dollar at 77.82 after hitting 77.96, a level last seen on Nov. 5.

Versus the euro, the rouble...