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🪖 The leader of Russia's Wagner private military group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, has claimed that the group has lost 20,000 mercenaries in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, significantly more than the official Russian estimate of 6,000. Although there is no independent verification, if true, the figure would mean that the Wagner group had suffered greater losses than most Russian armed forces experienced in any previous post-WWII conflict.
🇺🇸 Former US President Donald Trump will face trial for 34 charges of financial crimes in New York on March 25, 2023. The trial is expected to last for weeks and will take place during the middle of next year's primary election campaign ahead of the presidential election scheduled for that same year. The charges relate to serious offenses that attempted to prevent sensitive information from reaching voters during the 2016 presidential campaign, including payments to silence women about sexual relationships with Trump.
🇩🇰 Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen will visit President Joe Biden at the White House on June 5th to discuss support for Ukraine in the face of Russia's aggression and the upcoming NATO Summit in Vilnius in July. Last week, Biden approved training for Ukrainian fighter pilots and allowed allies, including Denmark, to train pilots and potentially send F-16 fighters to Ukraine. Denmark's Defense Minister has announced that preparations to train Ukrainian pilots will begin.