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Geopolitical tensions back in centre stage – Danske Bank

FXStreet (Edinburgh) - Kasper Kirkegaard, Chief Analyst at Danske Bank, sees a re-emergence of geopolitical jitters in Rusia-Ukraine.

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“Geopolitical risks once again put a lid on risk appetite as the situation in Ukraine appears to be escalating”.

“The Financial Times reports that Russia, according to senior NATOmilitary officers, has sharply increased the number of troops and vehicles on the eastern border of Ukraine in the past few days”.

“Meanwhile, Russia called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council yesterday over the humanitarian situation in Ukraine”.

“John Ging, director of humanitarian operations for the UN, said at the meeting that the conflict has seen over 1,300 deaths and more than 4,000 injured (both civilians and combatants) since mid-April”.

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