June 7, Wednesday, 2023

1. Sweden’s defense minister has indicated that his country is ready to join NATO and expressed hope that its membership application will be approved prior to the organization’s summit in July. 2. Delegates to the United Nations Security Council gathered for an emergency session on Tuesday to discuss the dam breach on the Dnipro River in Ukraine. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths said the situation may represent the “most significant” damage to civilian infrastructure since the war began.
3. A senior member of a group of Russian volunteer fighters has stressed that its ultimate goal is to topple President Vladimir Putin’s government. The Liberty of Russia Legion has been carrying out attacks in western Russian regions near the border with Ukraine.