The statement comes as oil prices rebounded from two days of losses in a volatile session, bolstered by weakness in the US dollar
Japan will use its nuclear reactors to wean itself off energy from Russia and other sources, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Thursday
External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar lashed out at criticism over India's purchases of Russian energy, saying they are necessary to secure the nation's energy security.
Earlier, India's External Affairs Minister said their energy purchases from Russia for the month "would be less than what Europe does in an afternoon".
Beijing has failed to convince the West of its self-proclaimed neutrality on the Ukraine war, as political winds shift rapidly
President Joe Biden will talk to Indian leader Narendra Modi on Monday, at a time when the US has made clear it does not want to see a big uptick in Russian energy imports by India
Canberra on Friday announced new sanctions against 11 government entities and financial institutions and 41 more individuals, including two billionaires