NATO troops arrive in Romania as Ukraine crisis heats up
27 February 2022 | 12:42 pm
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.
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.
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Russia's move to recognise the breakaway Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk has sent ripples through global markets on Tuesday, with falls across Asia, and in early trading in Europe. Oil prices also jumped, with the international benchmark Brent Crude hitting its highest level since mid-2014. Investors are now focusing on which sanctions the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union might impose on Russia in response.
Tensions in eastern Ukraine have been rising for weeks. DW reports from the village of Vrubivka, where many are leaving and those who stay live in constant fear of shelling.
The Ukrainian cities of Donetsk and Luhansk are making global headlines. Russia-backed separatists declared independence from Kyiv in 2014. Since then Russian control over parts of the Donbas region has grown.
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