The administration of US President Joe Biden has announced a fresh wave of economic sanctions against Russia ahead of the second anniversary of the country's "special military operation" in Ukraine.
Moscow has condemned as "illegal" and "fruitless" a fresh package of sanctions the European Union adopted against the country on Friday.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says the repetition of baseless claims against the Islamic Republic over the war in Ukraine has reached a "boring stage".
Russia has withdrawn from a decades-old fishing deal with the UK, following an announcement by Britain of new sanctions against Moscow.
Only 10 percent of Europeans believe Ukraine can still defeat Russia, according to a new EU-wide survey, almost two years after Moscow launched a military operation against the former Soviet state.
China has criticized US-led NATO countries for hyping up the death of the Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny, asking them to "stop their tricks”, and interference in the internal matters of other countries.
Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has threatened Washington, Berlin, London and Kiev with nuclear attacks if Russia is forced to retreat from Ukraine.
Ukrainian troops have pulled out of the key town of Avdiivka amid the war with Russia, making it Moscow’s most significant territorial gain since they seized the eastern city of Bakhmut last May.
Ukraine says fierce fighting is raging for the frontline city of Avdiivka which has become a main target for Russia ahead of the second anniversary of its special military operation.
Moscow has dismissed as mere “malicious fabrication” a warning by Washington about Russia’s newly-achieved capabilities in space.