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  • The European Union inked a new gas agreement with Azerbaijan on Monday, as officials scrambled to guarantee future supply amid mounting worries of a Russian cutoff, CNBC reported. The European Commission said in a statement that Azerbaijan has agreed to provide at least 20 billion cubic meters to the EU annually by 2027.
  • Russia has promised hundreds of teachers large sums of money to go to occupied Ukraine and teach pupils there a “corrected” history of Ukraine in the coming school year, according to the Washington Post.
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy sacked the country’s top prosecutor and the head of its security services, saying that suspected Russian collusion among employees in their offices generated “very serious questions” about their leadership, the Hill wrote. The change was the most significant in Zelenskyy’s government since Russia invaded Ukraine about five months ago.
  • Marina Ovsyannikova, a former editor at a Russian state TV station who put up an anti-war banner during a live news broadcast in March, was briefly detained in Moscow, CNN noted. Her lawyer, Dmitry Zakhvatov, said police detained Ovsyannikova for “actions aimed at discrediting the Russian army” after she taped a video statement on Wednesday.

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