War Ukraine | Live: Zelensky encourages Ukrainians to “go on the offensive” in cities invaded by Russia

The Ibex 35 opens with a drop of 0.34% and loses 8,000 after the Russian attack on a nuclear power plant


The Ibex 35 has started this Friday’s session with a fall of 0.34%, which has led the selective to stand at 7,984.2 integers at 9:01 a.m., in a context that continues to be marked by uncertainty about the invasion Russia from Ukraine after the attack on a nuclear power plant.

Specifically, a Russian bombardment has caused a fire on Thursday night at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, on the banks of the Dnieper River, although for the moment “there have been no changes in radiation levels According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

The president of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, has made a speech through a video posted on Facebook in which he has called for the bombing to cease, denouncing that Russian tanks “are firing at nuclear units” and that they would be “equipped with cameras thermographics”.

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For their part, the foreign ministers of the European Union and NATO will discuss this Friday the next steps to be taken at the political and military level in the face of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, after the European Commission has advanced that it is studying new rounds of sanctions. against Moscow.

Looking ahead to Friday’s meetings, all options are on the table, diplomatic sources have pointed out that they point to the closure of ports to Russian ships or the approval of new blacklists of oligarchs and Putin collaborators as possible upcoming sanctions against Russia.

The idea is to redouble the pressure given the evolution of events in Ukraine, a response at the European level that Brussels considers a milestone for unity and speed when taking measures, as well as for their forcefulness.

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After plummeting 3.72% yesterday and closing at the low of February 2021, the Madrid selective woke up below the psychological level of 8,000 points in a scenario marked by fear after the Russian attacks intensified.

For its part, Frankfurt woke up with a fall of 1.4%, while London lost 1.2% and Paris, 0.9%, after the Dow Jones on Wall Street left 0.29%.

In the early stages of this Friday’s session, the biggest drops in the Madrid selective were for Sabadell (-2.65%), Inditex (-2.5%), PharmaMar (-2.43%), Indra (- 2%), IAG (-1.72%) and Santander (-1.6%), while on the opposite side were Cellnex Telecom (+5.22%), Endesa (+1.23%), Iberdrola (+0.84%), Red Eléctrica (+0.64%) and Acerinox (+0.63%).

On the other hand, the price of a barrel of Brent quality oil, a reference for the Old Continent, stood at a price of 111 dollars, after rising 0.74%, while the Texas stood at 108 dollars, after advancing 0.94%.

Finally, the price of the euro against the dollar stood at 1.1012 ‘greenbacks’, while the Spanish risk premium stood at 97 basis points, with the interest required on the ten-year bond at 0.999%.

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