US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Blinken stressed that further “annexation” plans in Ukraine are unacceptable and will require more Western sanctions. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that the Ukrainian ship “Shlyakhovich” was blown up by a mine at the mouth of the Danube. The DPR said that the Ukrainian Armed Forces bombed the prison in Yelenovka, where Ukrainian prisoners were held, killing 53 people. According to Forbes, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation is preparing to cancel dollar and euro currency trading. Spiegel reported that there are problems with the German Panzerhaubitze 2000 howitzers in Ukraine. According to the magazine, they need repair. socialbites.ca tells about the events.