Politico’s Morning Update on Ukraine and Russia

From Politico Playbook by Eugene Daniels:


— Russian Lt. Gen. YAKOV REZANTSEV was killed “in a strike near the southern city of Kherson,” the BBC reports. “A western official said he was the seventh general to die in Ukraine, and the second lieutenant general — the highest rank officer reportedly killed. It is thought that low morale among Russian troops has forced senior officers closer to the front line.”

— This morning, President JOE BIDEN dropped by a meeting in Poland between Secretary of State ANTONY BLINKEN, Secretary of Defense LLOYD AUSTIN and their Ukrainian counterparts.