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.
Ukraine confirms drone attack on Russian air base near Moscow
The drone attack on Shaykovka air base in Russia's Kaluga region left “at least one aircraft damaged", CNN quoted Andriy Yusov, a spokesperson for Ukraine's Defense Intelligence, as saying to local media on Monday. "At least one plane is damaged. As in most cases, the Russian regime is trying to hide the true extent of losses and damage," Yusov said.
Wagner chief seen in 1st video address after failed rebellion
Although the video posted on Telegram channels linked to the mercenary group is yet to be officially verified, it shows Prigozhin in combat gear, saying the group is making Africa "more free", reports the BBC. In the video, he says Wagner is exploring for minerals as well as fighting Islamist militants and other criminals.
Russia's lunar mission fails as Luna-25 spacecraft collides with Moon's surface
The Luna-25 mission, spearheaded by Russia's state space agency Roskosmos, encountered communication failure at 11:57 GMT on Saturday, shortly after being redirected into the pre-landing orbit. Roskosmos disclosed that the spacecraft deviated unpredictably from its intended trajectory and ultimately met its demise upon impact with the lunar surface.
Russia bans 54 British journalists, politicians from entering country
“We would like to emphasise again that any efforts by London to further spin the anti-Russian sanctions flywheel will inevitably receive a decisive response from our side,” CNN quoted the Ministry as saying in a statement late Friday.
Russia to strengthen defence ties with countries in Asia-Pacific region
The Russian defence minister noted that the emergence of a multipolar world order, mechanisms for boosting cooperation between defence agencies, and the role of these agencies in assessing security threats have regularly been discussed within the framework of the security conference, Xinhua news agency reported.
Russia to complete supply of S-400 missile systems to India on schedule: Report
"The production of S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft missile systems is being carried out according to schedule," Dmitry Shugaev, head of Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, was quoted as saying by Interfax.
Russia says it intercepted missiles at Crimean Bridge
Ukraine on Saturday launched two S-200 missiles to strike the Crimean Bridge, but they "were detected in a timely manner and were intercepted in the air by Russian air defence systems," Russia's Tass news agency reported on Saturday, citing the country's Defence Ministry.
After 47 years, Russia journeys to Moon with Luna-25
Luna-25 took off atop a Soyuz-2.1b rocket from the Vostochny launch facility in Russia at 2:10 a.m. Moscow time (4:40 am IST) on Friday, TASS news agency reported. Russia's last lunar mission, Luna-24 was launched in 1976, during the former Soviet Union period. It successfully delivered about 170 grams of moon samples to Earth.
Priest of Russia-backed church in Ukraine jailed for backing war
In a statement on Monday, the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) said that Metropolitan Ionafan, head of the Tulchin Diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate in Vinnytsia region, was sentenced based on the evidence presented by the special services, Ukrainska Pravda reported.