Please Hold: “I had come from a country where the bonds of trust have been worn down to nothing, where earnest declarations about building a new country while winning a war can’t be swallowed without a heavy dose of irony, and where cynicism is a protective reflex against these losses. So, as an American, I had begun to question Olesya’s cheerful optimism. Yet almost every Ukrainian I met shared it: ‘We will win.’ And also: ‘No compromise.'” George Packer in The Atlantic: Ukrainians Are Defending the Values Americans Claim to Hold.

+ With Friends Like These: You can tell a lot about someone from where they shop. Russia to buy rockets, artillery shells from North Korea. You can tell a lot about someone from the company they keep. Myanmar junta chief makes another visit to Russia.

+ Out With the Muss, In With the Truss:Liz Truss has become the UK’s new prime minister after meeting the Queen at Balmoral, where she was asked to form a government after the resignation of Boris Johnson. Truss, 47, is the UK’s 56th prime minister and its third female leader.” Here’s what you need to know about Liz Truss.

+ Manhunt: “Canadian police hunted for the remaining suspect in the stabbing deaths of 10 people in an Indigenous community and nearby town in the province of Saskatchewan after finding the body of his brother amid a massive manhunt for the pair.”

+ Cannon Fodder: “Cannon, a Trump appointee who sits on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, also blocked federal prosecutors from further examining the seized materials for the investigation until the special master had completed a review.” ‘Deeply Problematic’: Experts Question Judge’s Intervention in Trump Inquiry.

+ Tiafoe Finish: “What meant the most to Tiafoe about his 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over No. 2 seed Nadal in the fourth round at Flushing Meadows, though, was looking up in his Arthur Ashe Stadium guest box and knowing his parents, Constant and Alphina, were there. ‘To see them experience me beat Rafa Nadal — they’ve seen me have big wins, but to beat those Mount Rushmore guys? For them, I can’t imagine what was going through their heads. I mean, they’re going to remember today for the rest of their lives.” To understand where Frances Tiafoe got to over the weekend, you have to understand where the son of immigrants from the West African nation of Sierra Leone came from. Let’s look back at this 2014 piece from WaPo: An improbable tennis prodigy. “Frances Tiafoe grew up at College Park’s Junior Tennis Champions Center, where his immigrant dad was the maintenance man.”