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AF TV – Russia-Ukraine war poses serious risks to Asia

Asian equities tumbled, oil prices soared past $100 and safe havens rallied on Thursday after Russian President Vladimir Putin sent his forces into Ukraine, accelerating fears of a major war in eastern Europe.

After weeks of warnings from the United States and other powers, the Kremlin – which is said to have around 200,000 troops lined up – ordered a wide-ranging invasion of its neighbour, days after saying it would provide “peacekeepers” to two breakaway regions.

The Russian president said in a surprise statement on television: “I have made the decision of a military operation.” He also vowed retaliation against anyone who interfered and called on Ukraine military to lay down its arms.

Read more: Asian Stocks Sink, Oil And Gold Surge As Ukraine Invaded

Ankur Tanwar

After graduating as a Computer Science student and having worked as Data Analyst for two years, Ankur made the switch to the film and entertainment industry. With an affinity for understanding and managing software, Ankur found a talent for video editing and has worked for Asia Financial since launch, as a Video Editor and Producer. Ankur is in charge of the AF TV production unit based in Delhi.


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