The National Bank of Kyrgyzstan was always present at the market through monitoring of foreign exchange market, Kyrgyz National Bank's Monetary and Credit Operations Division Chief Raushan Seikasymova told reporters on February 12. Kyrgyzstan has an open economy and the market is exposed to external influence, she added. In May 2013, the U.S. began to reduce economic stimulation, the outflow of capital started in the world, Ms. Seitkasymova explained. Devaluation accelerated in Russia despite the currency corridor. "Russia is our economic partner, Kyrgyzstan is exposed to pressure," she stated. The National Bank of Kyrgyzstan made the first foreign currency intervention in the amount of $10 million on January 21 under influence of shock from Russia. The second intervention was then made for $17.5 million. "This is noticeable, since the weekly trading between banks average $20 million," Raushan Seitkasymova emphasized. In February 2014 shock came from Kazakhstan, according to the Monetary and Credit Operations Division Chief. In connection with that shock one more intervention for $27.13 million was made. "Since start of this year, for half a quarter, we sold $62 million. In 2010, we used to sell $50 million for a quarter, in 2011 - $60 million. We feel exogenous shocks to a greater extent than internal ones," Ms. Seitkasymova stressed.