Russia’s economy in crisis as sanctions bite
01 March 2022 | 1:41 pm
The war in Ukraine has prompted huge financial sanctions against Russia. The escalating list of measures is starting to severely impact the country's economy. The stock exchange is closed and people are queueing at ATMs.
The Ukraine conflict dominates this year's Munich Security Conference, as world leaders pay less attention to the Afghan crisis. Two decades ago, a similar negligence unleashed catastrophic consequences for global peace.
Fear mongering content became viral on social media this week, as Ukrainian civilians prepare for an imminent Russian attack. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
US military personnel have arrived in Romania ahead of a deployment of NATO troops expected in the country. Romania, a NATO member since 2004, borders Ukraine to the north.
Has war been declared? Following a day during which the Kremlin ratcheted up its rhetoric, François Picard’s panel weighs the consequences of the call in Moscow to recognise Ukraine’s pro-Russian separatist regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. They also discuss Vladimir Putin’s ultimate goal.
Experts say Beijing wants to avoid overtly taking sides, while looking for divisions in how Western countries respond to Russian aggression.
A media specialised in putting the spotlight on Russian disinformation has highlghted a false flag attack in eastern Ukraine that pro-Russian media outlets were pinning on Kiev. Corpses likely retrieved from a morgue were used to set the scene.
US President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced sanctions against Russian banks and the country's wealthy elite after what he said was Moscow's launching of an invasion against Ukraine.
World powers, including the United States and the European Union, have announced their first round of sanctions against Russia over its recognition of two breakaway republics in Ukraine. They include blacklisting certain banks, barring American and European banks from trading Russian government bonds, and targeting individuals with asset freezes and travel bans. FRANCE 24's Business Editor Stephen Carroll looks at how the measures might affect the Russian economy.
Russia declares war against Ukraine - that's how the western press reports on Vladimir Putin's decision to launch a full-scale military operation in Ukraine. Russian government websites, meanwhile, deny such operations. We also look at the underlying reasons for why diplomacy has failed and finally, bring you the illustrated press' take on the situation.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will send experts and sophisticated monitoring equipment to help Peru assess and limit the environmental damage from a major oil spill in its coastal waters, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi told the Foreign Minister of the South American nation today.
Casualties, shelling, Russian tanks and emergency meetings to coordinate the West's response. DW has an overview as a Russian war on Ukraine unfolds.
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