Brent and U.S. crude futures jumped more than $1 a barrel on Friday on news that Ukraine forces engaged a Russian armored column on Ukrainian soil.
Ukrainian artillery destroyed a “significant” part of a Russian armoured column that crossed into Ukraine during the night, President Petro Poroshenko told British Prime Minister David Cameron, according to the presidential website.
Russia, a major oil and natural gas producer, denied its forces crossed into Ukraine and accused Kiev of trying to sabotage deliveries of humanitarian aid.
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