More than a dozen people, including Ukraine's Interior Minister, were killed when a helicopter crashed near a kindergarten Wednesday.
The combat robots are designed to replace human soldiers on the battlefield, Newsweek has been told.
Former Russian commander Vladimir Boldyrev told newspaper the Chechen president should toe the line over Moscow's Ukraine campaign.
Oleg Ustenko told Newsweek how the West can do more to cut Kremlin cash flows and help Ukraine win the war.
The Institute for the Study of War said the Russian president's plan to boost his force size shows he is prepared for a "protracted" conflict in Ukraine.
"If we don't take the decisions now, they won't be in theater when they're needed, which is when the winter starts to ease," Professor Michael Clarke told Newsweek.
Kazakhstan has tightened its visa rules, making it harder for Russians fleeing military conscription to stay in the Central Asia country.
Russian sources previously suggested that Soledar's capture presaged an "imminent encirclement of Bakhmut," the Institute for the Study of War said.
Mikhail Popkov told Russian TV that his military background is now "quite in demand."
According to local officials, children and employees were present in the kindergarten when the helicopter crash took place.
"Unfortunately, we can say that only 125 (of them) we managed to return home," the children's rights advocate said.
The activist was detained while protesting the expansion of a coal mine in Germany. Several conservative commentators have claimed the interaction was "staged."
"The concept allows for a rapid, well-trained and cost-effective air force to confront Russia in the skies over Ukraine," Jeffrey Fischer said in the Kyiv Post.
Lawmaker Yehor Cherniev said Ukraine has its own "plans" to defeat Russia as Vladimir Putin seeks to turn the tide of the war in Ukraine in his favor.
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A translation of the text accompanying the video said Ukrainian special forces "created hell" for Russian soldiers fighting near Bakhmut.
Ex-Wagner Commander Andrei Medvedev, who fled to Norway, said he fears for his life.
"Let our opponents stay in the dark," said Moscow's United Nations envoy Dmitry Polyanskiy.
Sunspot AR3190 is covering around 25 millionths of the solar disk, while the Earth would cover 169 millionths of the sun's surface.
A Ukrainian intelligence representative said Putin has imposed a new deadline for his military chief to seize control of the Donbas region.