Over the past twenty-four hours, the federal outposts in Grozny were shelled nine times. No Russian servicemen were hit. According to the available data, the largest number of shooting incidents was reported in Grozny's Zavodskoi and Leninsky districts where law-enforcers from the Saratov region, Moscow and the Vologda region came under fire from submachine guns and grenade launchers.
Putin's Annual Address to the Federal Assembly is scheduled for September 30. Kremlin sources say it will become even more historic and globally important than his 2014 speech