US relieved as China appears to heed warnings on Russia

Euractiv | May 3, 2022 at 7:12 PM

Two months after warning that Beijing appeared poised to help Russia in its fight against Ukraine, senior US officials say they have not detected overt Chinese military and economic support, a welcome development in the tense US-China relationship.

Ukraine war: Germany set to back EU ban on Russian oil

Irish Times | May 2, 2022 at 2:00 AM

In significant development Germany said it was prepared to back an immediate European Union embargo on Russian oil, possibly paving the way of imposing such a ban within days, while efforts to evacuate civilians from devastated Ukrainian port city of Mariupol ran into delays.