Russia’s continued to invade Ukraine tonight. Ukrainians woke up on Friday to the sound of explosions as Russian troops are pressing deep into the country for the second day of a land, sea and air offensive that has so far killed more than 130 people and displaced at least 100,000 others. US President Joe Biden and his NATO counterparts have agreed to send thousands of troops, backed by air and naval support, to protect allies near Russia and Ukraine. Western powers have announced weeping sanctions on Russia, including measures targeting Putin himself. The effects of the war in Ukraine will have rippled effects across the world. Belize will experience negative economic effects including higher prices in fuel. Businesses in Belize are bracing for external shocks including Marie Sharp Fine Foods Limited. Marketing and Sales Director, Jody Williams, told Love News that the export of the popular pepper sauce will be affected.