US President Biden eyes additional macroeconomic help for Ukraine as Russian invasion looms


US President Joe Biden and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy talked about Russia on Thursday, per CNN. The news stated that Biden told Zelenskyy that a Russian invasion is now highly certain. On the same line were the statements form New York Post suggesting, "The Pentagon’s chief spokesman (John Kirby) acknowledged Thursday that a Russian invasion of Ukraine “could be imminent,” but bristled at the suggestion that US military aid was taking too long to arrive in the Eastern European nation."

US President Biden also said that the US is looking into additional macroeconomic assistance for Ukraine.

Elsewhere, Biden pushes for a United Nations (UN) Security Council meeting on Monday to discuss the Russia-Ukraine issues. The US leader also reiterated his warning to Russia if it invades Ukraine.

FX implications

The news weighs on the riskier assets while keeping WTI crude oil prices afloat, around $86.80 at the latest.

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