European stocks report sharp falls due to crisis in Ukraine

The main European stock markets registered falls of over 4.0 percent, due to concern after the start of the Russian special military operation in the Donbass region, in eastern Ukraine.

The Frankfurt stock market lost 4.73 percent, the Paris stock market fell 4.71 percent, and the Milan stock market fell 4.7 percent, reaching values equivalent to those of March, October and July 2021, respectively.

Meanwhile, the Madrid stock market fell 4.02 percent and the London stock market fell 2.96 percent, reaching prices unknown since February and December last year in each case.

The Euro Stoxx 50, a benchmark index for the Eurozone that includes the 50 largest companies by market capitalization, fell 4.68 percent and took values ​​similar to those of 12 months ago.