Russian President Vladimir Putin has been warned that he could be arrested if he attends the upcoming BRICS summit in South Africa in August. The South African authorities have stated that they would be compelled to detain the president following a warrant for his arrest issued in March by the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Another news comes as the White House estimated on Monday that Russia's military has suffered 100,000 casualties in the last five months of fighting in the area around Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine and other areas. According to U.S. intelligence estimates, more than 20,000 Russian soldiers have died, with half of the fatalities being fighters from the Wagner Group private military company.
The figures have been rejected by the Kremlin, with Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov stating that "Washington simply does not have the possibility to name any correct figures."