Russian invasion of Ukraine
KIEV: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky released a video of himself filmed from central Kiev on Friday pledging with his key aides to stay and defend the capital against a Russian invasion.
“We are all here. Our army is here. Citizens of society are here. We are all here defending our independence and our country and it will remain that way,” Zelensky said, standing outside the presidential building.
Vice Chairman Nancy Dubuque praised her colleagues on the ground in Ukraine as the bombing continued in the capital, Kiev, while criticizing traditional news coverage.
This comes as the media company working on youth distraction prepares for a Vice News Tonight special about the evolving invasion of the country as well as a documentary by Sean Penn.
World leaders denounced Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as cities across the country came under fire.
President Joe Biden said it would “lead to massive loss of life and human suffering,” and the European Union chief called it “barbaric.”
Shortly after the opening, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 672 points, or 2%.
after the index closed 464 points down at 3,3131 on Wednesday. The S&P 500 is down 1.5%, and the Nasdaq Composite is down 1.2%.
And that was on Thursday as investors reacted to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the attacks on Kiev, its capital.
President Joe Biden met Thursday morning with his national security team.
and world leaders, ahead of his midday speech on Russia’s attack on Ukraine.
The dawning hours of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military operation in Ukraine aims to bypass the Ukrainian government and install a Kremlin-backed government, according to a senior US military official who was not authorized to speak publicly.
The official said the invasion was the largest in Europe since World War II.
The fight would likely be very bloody and costly.
“President Putin has chosen a premeditated war that will lead to massive loss of life and human suffering,”
Biden said in a statement issued late Wednesday.
Only Russia is responsible for the death and destruction this attack will cause, and the United States.
and its allies and partners will respond in a united and decisive manner.
Japan, Australia and Canada were among the countries that issued statements condemning the attack, which also sparked a wave of anger across Europe – with its leaders calling for Russia to stop the invasion.
Dow Jones Futures Plunge As Russian invasion of Ukraine| Crude Oil Prices Soar
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the world could not ignore itself, and promised to respond with an unprecedented level of sanctions.
This is why West Texas Intermediate crude oil has been rising nearly 7% to cross $98 a barrel, a new multi-year high and representing a 30% gain for the year.
Sanctions on Russian oil will severely constrain global supplies.
and higher oil prices add to the high rates of inflation that consumers are already dealing with.
After the invasion, which is a flagrant violation of international law, Putin now faces a wall of solidarity from the West and an oncoming wave of economic pain.