💢British defense ministry: Russia’s Black Sea Fleet has altered its posture since Russia pulled out of the Black Sea Grain Initiative (BSGI), in preparedness to enforce a blockade on Ukraine. The modern corvette SERGEY KOTOV, has deployed to the southern Black Sea, patrolling the shipping lane between the Bosphorus and Odesa. There is a realistic possibility that it will form part of a task group to intercept commercial vessels Russia believes are heading to Ukraine.The BSGI has moderated the involvement of the Black Sea in the war: there is now the potential for the intensity and scope of violence in the area to increase.
BREAKING – NYT – The main thrust of Ukraine’s counteroffensive is now underway in the country’s southeast, two Pentagon officials say – NYT
Thousands of reinforcements are pouring in, many of them trained and equipped by the west.
A Russian Tu-154 and An-148, according to some information related to the Russian FSB, are heading from Yerevan in the direction of Iran.