LONDON Aug 28 European shares, the euro
currency and Bund yields fell on Thursday after the Ukrainian
president said Russian forces had invaded his country.
In a statement on the presidential website, Petro Poroshenko
called an urgent meeting of Ukraine's security and defence
council to decide the next steps to take in the crisis.
At 1009 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top
European shares was down 0.7 percent at 1,369.18 points. The
benchmark index was down 0.45 percent before the comments were
German 10-year Bund yields fell to record lows
of 0.89 percent, down 2 basis points on the day.
The euro dipped to a day's low of $1.3183 against the
dollar, while it sunk to a near 21-month trough against the
Swiss franc of 1.2055 francs on trading platform EBS.
(Reporting by London Markets team; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)