- Moscow says it will respond to Lithuania’s ban of certain goods transiting from mainland Russia to its Kaliningrad exclave.
- The EU envoy to Moscow, who was summoned by the Russian foreign ministry over the issue, urged Russia to refrain from “escalatory steps and rhetoric”.
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy claims Russia is planning a renewed attack on Kharkiv after Moscow withdrew its forces from the city and region in mid-May.
- Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised to strengthen the army and deploy newly tested Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missiles for duty by the end of the year.
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