Units of the Joint Group of Force (JGF) came under Chechen small arms and grenade-launcher fire eight times over the past 24 hours. According to the JGF Staff, in the course of a search operation in the Chechen capital of Grozny, unidentified persons shot from an under-barrel grenade launcher at a reconnaissance unit of the Russian Interior Force. As a result of the clash, one serviceman was wounded. The press service at the Russian Interior Ministry also reported that illegal armed formations attacked a checkpoint and temporary police stations, as well as a police barrack in Grozny. All attacks were refuted by return fire, there were no casualties among police officers, the press service stated.
Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev said during a meeting with journalists that Kyiv could be Russia's ultimate goal in the special military operation in Ukraine