N.Korea in active negotiations with Russia for arms deal: US official
John Kirby, NSC coordinator for strategic communications, said on Wednesday that the trip may be followed by high-level discussions that could lead to the provision of North Korean weapons to Russia for use in its war against Ukraine, Yonhap news agency reported.
Floods hit Russian national parks
According to the local media, habitats birds and reptiles were washed away, and some animals, including rare Far Eastern leopards and Amur tigers, had to escape from the water to the hills, reports Xinhua news agency.
'Drone strike' in Russia 'damages' four heavy transport planes
"The defence ministry is repelling a drone attack in Pskov's airport," Regional Governor Mikhail Vedernikov wrote on social media, posting a video of a massive fire.
Wagner chief Prigozhin buried privately in St Petersburg
Prigozhin's press service said in a post on Telegram that the burial ceremony took place on Tuesday in a closed format, and those who wish to pay respect to him may visit the cemetery in St. Petersburg, Xinhua news agency reported.
Act of Vengence? US media raises questions over Wagner chief's death
The officials said "the identities of all 10 dead correspond to the list stated in the flight sheet" of the aircraft. It went down north of Moscow on Wednesday several minutes after takeoff. On board were Prigozhin and some of his most senior and trusted lieutenants, media reports said.
Russia rejects G20-CSAR meet outcome document for Ukraine reference, China too objects
Russia rejected the inclusion of geopolitical Para 13, on the basis that it does not conform to the G20 mandate.
Russian authorities confirm Wagner chief killed in plane crash
"As part of the investigation into the plane crash in the Tver Region, molecular genetic examinations have been completed. Based on their results, the identities of all 10 victims have been established, they correspond to the list stated in the flight manifest," the committee wrote on Telegram.
Russia claims to destroy 42 Ukrainian drones over Crimea
In a social media post, the Ministry said that nine of the drones were shot down and the remaining 33 were jammed by electronic warfare equipment and crashed without reaching their targets, CNN reported. “Overnight, an attempt by the Kyiv regime to carry out terrorist attacks using unmanned aerial vehicles on Russian Federation territory has been thwarted,” the post added.
Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin killed in plane crash, Putin tightlipped
The incident occurred on Wednesday evening when the aircraft, owned by Prigozhin, was flying from Moscow to St Petersburg with seven passengers and three crew, BBC reported.
Wagner chief Prigozhin feared dead in plane crash
Besides him, nine other people on board were also dead in the crash. Prigozhin was on the passenger list but it remains unclear if he was on board.