Agence France-PresseApril 14, 2014 13:49
European stock markets and the ruble slid on Monday as investors reacted to the escalating crisis between Kiev and Moscow, dealers said.
Sentiment was rocked after Ukraine declared a "full-scale" military operation against pro-Russia forces, amid deadly clashes in its restive east.
Nearing midday, London's benchmark FTSE 100 index sank 0.82 percent to stand at 6,508.63 points.
Frankfurt's DAX 30 shed 1.06 percent to 9,216.14 points and in Paris the CAC 40 index lost 1.0 percent to 4,322.33 compared with Friday's closing levels.