‘Russia declares war’: How the papers cover Putin’s invasion of Ukraine
24 February 2022 | 12:11 pm
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 week began with Emmanuel Macron heading to Moscow for what he hopes will be the start of the long road to de-escalation over Ukraine.
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Fears that a Russian invasion of Ukraine could be imminent have sent jitters across global stock markets. In Europe, Paris's CAC 40 and Germany's DAX both fell more than 3 percent at midday. Russia's main stock market also saw a sharp decline, adding to last week's sell-off. Plus, after two years grappling with changes to their careers, a growing number of people in France are turning to the real estate sector to start a completely new job.
Munich Security Conference chair Wolfgang Ischinger says he is "deeply worried" about the risk of Russia mounting an attack on Ukraine. But speaking to Deutsche Welle he said he was "skeptical" that Russia would go as far as an assault on the capital Kyiv.
Stock markets returned to calmer trading on Tuesday after a volatile day on Monday, when investors were spooked by a joke made by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky about an imminent Russian invasion. His spokesman later clarified that the comments were "ironic". Oil prices, meanwhile, remain close to their highest level in seven years over fears of potential disruption to supplies. Also today, we look at the latest pay talks between French workers and employers, as inflation continues to rise.
Dutch airline KLM announced on Saturday that it is canceling flights into Ukraine, a move that comes amid heightened tensions between Moscow and Kyiv. The airline said the decision was made after “an extensive safety analysis,” noting that it followed “adjusted travel advice to code red.”
Rights groups have said the suspected Russian bombing of chicken farms and water stations in Idlib, one of Syria's last rebel-held areas, is meant to push out displaced locals. It may have been a war crime.
Washington claims Russia is moving forces towards Ukraine while Russia says more of its tanks and jets are leaving the area. Germany's Annalena Baerbock accused Moscow of making Cold War demands. DW has the latest.
Mercenaries, cyber-attacks, targeted disinformation — Russia no longer depends on classical methods of warfare in its campaign to destabilize Ukraine.
In this edition of Tech 24, we compare the two militaries of Russia and Ukraine, as fears of an invasion remain high. It's no surprise that the Russian arsenal far outstrips Ukraine's in terms of numbers, but Moscow has also come a long way in modernising its weaponry and support equipment. It now boasts long-range precision missiles, a huge fleet of tanks, as well as modern, high-manoeuvrability aircraft. So what can Ukraine do to defend itself? Peter O'Brien takes a look.
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