In Siberia there is growing hostility towards China: illegal loggers are destroying the region's forests and selling timber to China. Demonstrations are taking place in Omsk in protest at plans to build housing for some 3,000 Chinese workers.
As the EU attempts to unpick its reliance on Russian gas, it could become more dependent on Chinese supplies, some of which come from Russia. This might undermine the aim of reducing purchases of its fossil fuels.
With winter approaching and gas supplies from Russia dwindling, Slovaks looking for alternative ways to heat their homes are turning to firewood. Some fear the impact on the country's forests.
Despite the war in Ukraine, Russia is sending tens of thousands of troops east to participate in the Vostok 2022 military exercises. They are intended as a clear signal to the West.
Ukraine announced its counter-offensive in the southeast began. Meanwhile, IAEA chief Rafael Grossi said a team of experts is "now on its way" to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. DW has more.
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