The Minister of Defense of Ukraine said that the country’s authorities expect to arm 1 million people to participate in hostilities. Great Britain sanctioned the ex-wife and relatives of Vladimir Putin, as well as gymnast Alina Kabaeva. South Ossetia will host a referendum on accession to Russia on 17 July. Vladimir Zelensky said that Ukraine will never recognize Crimea as part of the Russian Federation and will not accept the autonomy of the DPR and LPR. Paper manufacturer SvetoCopy announced its withdrawal from the Russian market. socialbites.ca tells about the events.