July 10, Monday, 2023

1. A Kremlin spokesperson has revealed that Russian President Vladimir Putin met Yevgeny Prigozhin, leader of the Wagner Group mercenary force, just days after the group’s mutiny. 2. Russia’s top general, Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov, has been seen in public for the first time since a June mercenary mutiny.
3. Some NATO member nations have expressed opposition to the use or provision of cluster munitions after the United States’ recent decision to furnish them to Ukraine for its counteroffensive against Russian forces.