A blast was set off in the center of Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan (a North Caucasian republic) at noon on Sunday. As a result of the blast, a cafe on the Imam Shamil avenue caught fire. According to preliminary information, gas containers exploded in the cafe. Fire-fighters and rescuers are working on the scene. No victims of the blast have been reported yet.
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