| 20 April 2024, Saturday |

Highway restrictions in place in Russia’s Moscow and Tula regions

Traffic restrictions remained in place on the M-4 “Don” major expressway in the Moscow and Tula districts, according to the Federal Road Agency via the Telegram messaging app.

“According to earlier decisions made in the regions, the restriction of traffic along the M-4 ‘Don’ (highway) in the Tula and Moscow regions remains in place,” the agency stated.

Heavily armed Russian mercenaries who had advanced most of the way to Moscow on Saturday then halted their approach, de-escalating a major challenge to President Vladimir Putin’s grip on power, in a move their leader said would avoid bloodshed.

  • Reuters