The Kremlin is trying to weaken European unity, in the hope that sanctions will not be renewed later this month.
A UK inquest into the death of Russian whistleblower Alexander Perepilichnyy heard that he had substantial links to money laundering and organized crime.
Ukraine has banned Russian journalists accused of peddling Kremlin disinformation.
Rampant financial crime and lack of enforcement over non-performing loans have made Ukrainian banks reluctant to lend, with implications for the wider economy.
China is pushing ahead with a series of high-profile graft prosecutions.