The United States and the European Union plan to announce on Monday (16 May) a joint effort aimed at identifying semiconductor supply disruptions as well as countering Russian disinformation, officials said.
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday (13 May) said he doubted the motives of Ukraine's intention of joining the European Union, while accusing Brussels of ambitions beyond the European continent.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday Western countries were worse hit by sanctions imposed on Moscow over Ukraine than Russia, which he insists has been resilient in the face of "external challenges".
The deployment of unprecedented sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine war has left companies with a complex legal minefield to navigate, prompting them to hire more lawyers to avoid costly missteps.
European Council President Charles Michel, who made a surprise visit to Odesa on Monday (9 May), was forced to break off a meeting and take cover when missiles again struck the southern Ukrainian city, an EU official said.
US President Joe Biden announced another package of military assistance for Ukraine on Friday (6 May) as dozens of civilians were evacuated from Mariupol's besieged steelworks, the last pocket of resistance against Russian troops in the pulverized port city.
A Russian-announced ceasefire was due to begin Thursday (5 May) at the besieged steel plant in the devastated Ukrainian city of Mariupol, to allow civilians to flee even as its defenders vowed to fight to the end.
India and France on Wednesday (4 May) called for "an immediate cessation of hostilities" in Ukraine, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi again stopping short of condemning Russia's invasion of its neighbour.
Russian journalist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dmitry Muratov decried Tuesday (3 May) Russian propaganda arguing for using nuclear weapons in the Ukraine conflict, warning that would mark "the end of humanity".
The EU’s 27 energy ministers came to Brussels on Monday (2 Mary) in a show of unity with Poland and Bulgaria which saw their Russian gas supplies cut off last week over their refusal to pay in roubles.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Europe on Monday (2 May) with New Delhi's refusal to condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine set to be a key talking point in meetings with regional leaders.