Irish comedian Dylan Moran becomes the first professional English-speaking comedian ever to perform in Russia. The routine references Russia's new law banning "homosexual propaganda" and jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
Russia launches cruise missiles at Kyiv Oblast, Khmelnytskyi Oblast, and Kirovohrad Oblast in Ukraine. Air Force Commander Mykola Oleschuk says that 36 targets, including three Kalibr and 33 Kh-101-Kh-55 cruise missiles were shot down.
Prominent opposition leader Valery Tsepkalo and his two sons flee to Russia after being barred from running in the election and alleged threats of prosecution by the prosecutor's office, which declined to comment on Tsepkalo's escape.
Three people are killed and robbed in an ambush near Sibut, Central African Republic. The Mikhail Khodorkovsky-financed "Investigations Management Center" says that they were Russian journalists who worked with them on a documentary about Wagner Group mercenaries and Russian mining interests in the country.
Russia and Belarus begin a six-day joint strategic military exercise inside Belarus and Russia's Kaliningrad Oblast. The military exercise simulates war against the fictional state of Veyshnoria. According to the Defence Ministry of Belarus, fewer than 13,000 personnel will be taking part in the exercise; however, Western analysts believe the total number will range from 60,000 to 100,000.