Russian President Vladimir Putin personally approved the detention of American journalist Evan Gershkovich, according to Bloomberg, citing its sources. A 31-year-old Wall Street Journal (WSJ) journalist faces charges of espionage, for which he faces up to 20 years in prison. The fiercest fighting is taking place for the town of Marjinka, the battle for Bakhmut continues, said the Ukrainian General Staff, which reports repelling 72 attacks per day. The US announced a new wave of sanctions against Russia. The Americans, in cooperation with the British, once again focused, among other things, on the financial network of one of the richest Russians, Ališer Usmanov. We continue to watch the dramatic events during the war in Ukraine online at Blesk.cz.