Putin tells Shoigu at a meeting at the Kremlin, “This is the case when we must think about saving the lives and health of our soldiers and officers. There is no need to crawl underground through these facilities. Block off this zone so that the fly does not fly through.”
Minute 14:16: The Russian military tested their new Sarmat missile, which was developed as a replacement for the ICBM R-36M2 (NATO Reporting Name SS-18 Satan). The new missile uses kinetic impact energy, and is without the use of a nuclear warhead.
Minute 21:00: Boris Johnson is in India, trying to move India away from Russia and to convince Modi to sanction the Russians. Modi told Boris not to come to India to lobby him, but Boris went anyway to “pursuade him”. Boris will meet with Modi on Friday the 22nd.
Alex reporting from Nicocea.