Ukraine officials claim to have found 200 dead bodies under the rubble of a residential building in Mariupol which were decomposing.
China and Russia carried out joint flights over the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea amid the QUAD meeting.
Grappling with heavy losses in Ukraine, Russia is bolstering military recruitment for the war through various means
Two pictures of Ukrainian soldiers with Belgian F2000 rifles have surfaced on social media. The photos have raised questions over the source of the weapons, as no country has officially donated the F2000 to Ukraine. In one photo, a Ukrainian soldier in a nondescript uniform is seen with the weapon in hand. In the other image, two out of three Ukrainian soldiers are photographed with the polymer-clad rifles in front of a pick-up truck.
A court in Ukraine has sentenced Russian soldier Vadim Shishimarin to life in prison at the first war crimes trial since the invasion. Shishimarin is accused of killing an unarmed civilian in the northeastern Ukrainian village of Chupakhivka on February 28. Russia’s defense ministry has also claimed its forces destroyed a Ukrainian unit of US-produced M777 howitzers. Boris Bondarev, Russia's Counsellor to the UN in Geneva, resigned from his post over Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
The Burevestnik cruise missile has double duo capability with nuclear propulsion and a nuclear warhead.
Russia’s ground forces are reportedly using the Uran-6 mine-clearing robot in Luhansk. A video shared online shows the joint work between Uranium-6 and the sapper units of Russia’s engineering troops. The defense ministry said Ukraine’s armed forces have set up many “cables and traps” to halt the Russian advance.
France has deployed the SAMP/T or MAMBA air defence missile system in Romania amid Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Meanwhile, Russia’s space agency chief said Moscow will deploy its new RS-28 Sarmat Intercontinental Ballistic Missile systems into combat alert by fall.
Reports say that the Syrian specialists come with vast experience in making and delivering the crude explosive.