In summary, President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine has acknowledged that the future of the country is being decided in the east, where the fighting is "very tough." He thanked the soldiers defending the nation and recognized the 92nd Separate Mechanized Brigade for their success in the area of Bakhmut. Additionally, the first group of Ukrainian soldiers to finish training on Spain's Leopard tanks will finish their instruction this week. Reports indicate that the International Criminal Court is set to open two war crimes cases tied to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and issue arrest warrants against "several people." Finally, Russia and the United Nations have agreed to a 60-day extension of the Ukraine grain deal after negotiations in Geneva. The deal is important for Ukraine, which was one of the world's breadbaskets before the war. Reports also suggest that Wagner private military company is trying to recruit from Melitopol's population but has not been successful.
No desire for confrontation with US claims Russian ambassador