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Oil crosses $105 a barrel, hits 8-year high as Russia attacks Ukraine

The United States and Europe have promised the toughest sanctions on Russia in response

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Brent and WTI hit their highest since August and July 2014 respectively

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Oil prices jumped on Thursday, with Brent rising above $105 a barrel for the first time since 2014, after Russia's attack on Ukraine exacerbated concerns about disruptions to global energy supply. Russia launched an all-out invasion of Ukraine by land, air and sea in the biggest attack by one state against another in Europe since World War Two.

The United States and Europe have promised the toughest sanctions on Russia in response.

"If sanctions affect payment transactions, Russian banks and possibly also the insurance that covers Russian oil and gas deliveries, supply outages cannot be excluded," Commerzbank analyst Carsten Fritsch said.

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First Published: Feb 25 2022 | 12:35 AM IST

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