At least 19 people are killed in a fire fight between President of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov's personal guards and protesters in Tsentoroi.
Ukrainian authorities say that Russian forces have captured the city of Hirske, south of Lysychansk, in Luhansk Oblast. Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov says that his forces also captured the town of Zolote.
Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov calls on President Vladimir Putin to let his forces seize Ukraine's major cities, saying that it is the "only way to save the Russian people and our state".
Russian authorities arrest more than 100 gay men in Chechnya, including television personalities and religious figures, for "nontraditional sexual orientation." The "Novaya Gazeta" newspaper reported that three of the arrested men have been killed, while others reportedly were released for family honor killing. Chechen Republic leader Ramzan Kadyrov's spokesperson said this report contains “absolute lies and disinformation” since there are no homosexuals in Chechnya.
The Grozny Chechnya office of the Committee Against Torture NGO is attacked by masked men who came out of a crowd of protesters. They broke down the door and trashed the office. National Leader Ramzan Kadyrov speculated the attack could have been carried out by relatives of Dzhambulat Dadayev upset that the NGO which investigates torture did not lead protests of the shooting of Dadayev by law enforcement officers from another region.