Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky. Will he look to China to help keep his country’s moribund economy afloat? Photo: Reuters

Ukraine at crossroads: a tool for the West against Russia or friend of China?

  • China woos one of Europe’s poorest countries with trade, gifts and loans
  • US has warned that China’s investments could be a ‘double-edged sword’
Topic |   Ukraine

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Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky. Will he look to China to help keep his country’s moribund economy afloat? Photo: Reuters
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President Vladimir Putin has said Russia will finish a Russia-Germany pipeline under the Baltic Sea by the end of this year. Photo: AP

Kremlin warns new Ukraine’s new President Volodymyr Zelensky against calls for more Russia sanctions

  • Statement from Putin comes after US said Washington intended to impose sanctions on companies involved in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project
  • Zelensky says his priority is ending the conflict with Russia-backed insurgents
Topic |   Russia

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President Vladimir Putin has said Russia will finish a Russia-Germany pipeline under the Baltic Sea by the end of this year. Photo: AP
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