Finland and Sweden have decided to apply to join NATO. Zelensky replaced the commander of the defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Latvia suspended rail transit of Belarusian military cargoes in violation of the 1994 intergovernmental agreement. The Russian Ministry of Defense reported that two launchers of the S-300 air defense system were destroyed in the Sumy region. The village of Sereda in the Belgorod region came under Ukrainian fire and one civilian was injured. The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmitry Kuleba, said that Kiev will not accept the alienation of its territory and will seek the maximum tightening of sanctions against Russia. socialbites.ca chronicled the events of the 81st day of the operation.