As Monday draws to a close in Kyiv and in Moscow, here are the key developments of the day:
A fourth round of talks between Ukraine and Russia concluded without a breakthrough. Negotiations are expected to resume Tuesday — also by video. Meanwhile, Ukraine’s deputy prime minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration said Russia is escalating attacks in the western part of the country.
The U.S. is warning China not to help Russia. U.S. and Chinese officials met for seven hours in Rome to discuss Ukraine and other issues. State Department spokesman Ned Price said the U.S. is watching China closely and warned “any such country that would seek to attempt to bail Russia out of this economic, financial morass will be met with consequences.”