Western countries are punishing Russia after Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion from Ukraine, and UK prime minister Boris Johnson wants to punish Russia by removing it from the Swift international payments system. Plus, the FT’s Katie Martin explains how markets reacted on the first day of the war in Ukraine. 

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Putin shatters peace in Europe as Russia storms Ukraine

World leaders divided on whether to eject Russia from Swift payment system

European gas prices soar and oil tops $105 after Russia attacks Ukraine

Russia-Ukraine webinar: What Next?

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