February 23d is not only Russia’s men’s holiday, but also an anniversary of the Stalinist deportation of the Chechen people. To commemorate this, Chechen rebels are said to by preparing a series of terrorist acts, including in the Russian capital city. Hamzat Zuziyev, one of suspected terrorists, was detained today. According to police, Mr. Zuziyev was carrying with him 2 bombs, a detonator, 2 grenades, and “other components used in manufacturing bombs.” The suspect arrived in Moscow 3 days ago by plane from Baku, Azeri capital.
A Russian fighter with call sign Rassvet (Sunrise) destroyed an Abrams tank in the area of Avdiivka, the 15th Separate Guards Motorized Rifle Brigade said