. REUTERS (CANADA)
Russia regrouping after Ukraine setbacks; assault on Kyiv seen within days
Russian forces bearing down on Kyiv are regrouping northwest of the Ukrainian capital, satellite pictures showed, and Britain said on Friday Moscow could now be planning an assault on the city within days.
. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)
China’s Li calls Ukraine crisis ‘disconcerting’ and urges cease-fire
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday that economic sanctions imposed by Western countries on Russia will hurt global economic recovery but stopped short of expressing unconditional support for Moscow.
. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)
Peruvian and Colombian Air Forces seek to strengthen their cooperation ties
The Air Forces of Peru and Colombia have held the V Bilateral Meeting of Major States with the objective of establishing cooperation measures in various areas of mutual interest.
. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)
UN stresses ‘urgent’ need for talks
UN Security Council holds emergency meeting on Russian biological weapons allegations in Ukraine.
. SWISS INFO (SWITZERLAND)
Russia’s war revives ‘neutrality’ debate
One of Vladimir Putin’s war demands is Ukrainian neutrality. Switzerland has just changed its interpretation of its own neutrality. Countries like Sweden and Taiwan are also recalibrating.
. WALL STREET JOURNAL (USA)
U.S. Moves to Deny Russia ‘Most-Favored’ Trade Status
The U.S. will seek to sever normal trade ties with Russia, including banning imports of its signature seafood, vodka and diamonds, as it joins other countries in ratcheting up economic pressure on Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine.
FRANCE 24 (FRANCE)
Talks to revive Iran nuclear deal ‘paused’ over unresolved Russian demands
Iran and world powers will pause talks on reviving a 2015 nuclear deal due to “external factors”, the European Union’s foreign policy chief said on Friday, after last-minute Russian demands threatened to torpedo the otherwise largely completed negotiations.