China has usually chosen to be a lowkey player in different conflicts. In the Ukraine-Russia conflict, however, Beijing is walking a diplomatic tightrope.
The US and its European partners have also they would impose restrictions on Russia's central bank to limit its ability to support the rouble and finance Moscow's attacks.
Around 40 Turkish students from Kharkiv are sheltering in a dormitory to secure themselves from constant bombardment.
"Our plans are not to occupy Ukraine, we do not plan to impose ourselves on anyone," said Vladimir Putin after the Russian military strike on Ukraine. Is he saying one thing and meaning another?
Ukrainian authorities urged people to stay at home and not panic after Russia began a 'military operation' in eastern Ukraine.
The West has had some initial hesitations over calling Moscow’s move as an invasion because territories the Russian army entered were held by anti-Ukraine separatists.
Moscow has already sent troops to eastern Ukraine. But keeping eastern Ukraine might not be enough for Vladimir Putin. Here are possible Russian invasion scenarios.
President Erdogan stated that Russia's recognition of Ukraine's breakaway regions was "unacceptable", calling all parties to respect international laws.
"We will support anything that can make diplomatic conversations the best way, the only way to look for a solution to the crisis," EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says.
The warning by European Council President Charles Michel comes as last-ditch diplomatic efforts are under way to prevent, what Western powers say, the imminent Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Governor Vasily Golubev says the measure was enacted after the region saw an increase in refugees due to evacuation orders by pro-Russian separatist leaders.
The latest upticks in violence are being watched around the world, with the United States and its NATO allies alleging that the Kremlin is looking for an excuse to invade Ukraine.
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