Particulary positive news:
- Another 4 ships with Ukrainian agricultural products left the ports of Odesa and Chornomorsk
- China has said it will send troops to Russia to participate in joint military exercises with several other countries, including India, Belarus, Mongolia and Tajikistan.
- Ukraine, last year's Eurovision winner, will not accept Russian-language song submissions from their artists for this year's contest.
- Finland has decided to reduce tourist visa issuances to Russians by 90% starting in September.