Russian President Vladimir Putin is expecting Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit Moscow in the spring as the two leaders hold a video call to discuss the relationship between their countries.
In a New Year's greeting, Putin omits US President Joe Biden, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and French President Emmanuel Macron. In Ukraine, residents have been advised to take shelter in air raid shelters as sirens sound across the capital, following a major Russian aerial attack.
The UK has announced that it has provided Ukraine with over 1,000 metal detectors and 100 bomb deactivation kits to assist in clearing minefields, as part of ongoing military support.
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