June 22, Thursday, 2023

1. Rescuers are racing against time to find a submersible carrying five people that went missing on a visit to the wreck of the Titanic at the bottom of the Atlantic. A search and rescue operation is underway for the submersible, which lost contact with the surface less than 2 hours after starting its dive on Sunday.
2. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has acknowledged that his nation’s counteroffensive against Russian forces is not proceeding as rapidly as he wants. Admitting that “not everything is easy,” Zelenskyy pointed out the presence of land mines poses difficulties. He said his country would “definitely like to make bigger steps – they are a bit smaller than we want.” 3. Ukraine faces a long and difficult road to recovery from all the damage caused by Russia’s invasion. That’s the focus of a London gathering of officials from more than 60 countries, organizations and companies. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the meeting online. He said, “At this conference, we must move from vision to agreements, and from agreements to real projects.”