“Russia’s defence ministry said on Friday that the first phase of its military operation in Ukraine was mostly complete and that it would focus on completely ‘liberating’ eastern Ukraine’s Donbass region.” Reuters on what looks like major backtracking of goals from Russia: Russia says first phase of Ukraine operation mostly complete. Unify NATO. Unify America. Destroy Russian economy. Ruin Putinism. Kill thousands of Russians. Murder Ukrainian civilians. Make Zelensky an international hero. Convince Europe to re-arm and drop Russian energy. Mission accomplished.

+ “That just gives an insight into perhaps some of the morale challenges that Russian forces are having.” A Russian colonel was reportedly run over by his own men, Ukraine is reoccupying some towns, Biden is meeting with officials and US troops in Poland. Here’s the latest from BBC.