Kyiv has announced a fresh round of cyber attacks against government websites and banks, raising concerns that Russia was mounting an online offensive just hours after the Kremlin said it would partially pullback some 130,000 troops along Ukraine’s borders.

The Ukrainian government said in a statement on Tuesday that two state-owned banks, PrivatBank and Oschadbank, had been targeted by “massive” denial of service attacks and other failures which interrupted banking services.

“The websites of the ministry of defence and the armed forces of Ukraine were also attacked,” the government’s centre of strategic communications said. Although it did not specifically name

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US and European stocks fell in volatile trading on Monday as investors were spooked by fears of an imminent Russian attack on Ukraine.

The FTSE All World index slid 1 per cent as global equities lurched lower. The declines were most significant in Europe, where the benchmark Stoxx 600 index fell 1.8 per cent as the geopolitical crisis intensified.

Germany’s Xetra Dax fell 2 per cent while the CAC 40 in Paris shed 2.3 per cent. The pain was also felt in the US, with the benchmark S&P 500 closing 0.4 per cent lower.

Monday’s market moves came after Jake

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© Reuters. U.S. stocks lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.49% – U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in NYSE, the lost 0.49%, while the index lost 0.38%, and the index declined 0.03%.

The best performers of the session on the were Nike Inc (NYSE:), which rose 1.01% or 1.41 points to trade at 141.59 at the close. Meanwhile, Walt Disney Company (NYSE:) added 0.92% or 1.38 points to end at 150.85 and Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:) was up 0.65%

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Olaf Scholz, German chancellor, is preparing to launch a fresh attempt to deter Vladimir Putin from further invading Ukraine, as US officials warned Russia was on the brink of launching a major attack on its western neighbour.

His preparations came as western nations continued to withdraw diplomatic and military personnel from Ukraine and some airlines cancelled flights to the country. Some European countries are preparing to receive a flood of refugees in the event of military action.

Scholz will travel to Kyiv on Monday before arriving in Moscow on Tuesday. The German leader is expected to urge Putin to de-escalate

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