Ivan Fedotov, 25, had signed to play for the Philadelphia Flyers.
Russian authorities renamed the square outside the embassy after one of the separatist regions of Ukraine that Russia recognizes as sovereign.
Russia's defense minister Sergei Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin that Russia's troops have "full control over Lysychansk," according to the Russian Defense Ministry.
Belgorod Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov reported a number of blasts in the city, which is about 25 miles from the border with Ukraine.
Residents are called upon to help fight any aggressions, whether it's from Moscow or Minsk.
Lysychansk would give Russian forces full control over the contested Luhansk region in Eastern Ukraine.
The purported strike comes as Ukraine's Armed Forces have said nearly 36,000 Russian military personnel have been killed since the start of the war.
Ukraine's army posted a video of what it said were Russian planes targeting the Black Sea island Moscow's troops left a day earlier.
Russian military vehicles were successfully hit by Ukrainian ordnance as footage released by Ukraine military shows.
The Ukrainian military said troops used a BM-27 Uragan self-propelled 220-mm multiple rocket launcher to blast the Russian ammunition depot in the country's eastern Donbas region.
The Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) claims its Air Force has hit Ukrainian forces in a number of attacks as they released a video showing the jets in action.
The footage shows a Polish AHS Krab, a self-propelled tracked gun-howitzer in action.
The drone "was aptly 'discharged from performing tasks for purpose' by our anti-aircraft missile unit," Ukraine's Operational Command South said Friday.
The Defense Department announced more missile systems and ammunition are being provided to Ukraine.
Heartbreaking images show rescuers removing the lifeless body of a 21-year-old woman from the remains of a bombed-out building in Mykolaiv in southern Ukraine.
Self-propelled howitzers, while similar to tanks, are usually much more fragile and are fundamentally different in that they cannot usually withstand direct missile from heavy weaponry.
Rescue efforts are ongoing after Russian nighttime missile strikes killed at least 19 people and injured another 38 on the outskirts of Odesa.
The Stugna-P is a Ukrainian-made, anti-tank guided missile that was designed in the early 2010s to destroy modern armored vehicles.
A report of sanctions on Russian individuals and defense manufacturers not being punitive enough follows new worldwide sanctions imposed this week.
Authorities met Ivan Fedotov in Russia and asked him to head to the Russian military registration and enlistment office in St. Petersburg.
The official said the child death count is not final because her office is working to confirm additional casualties in areas with "active hostilities."
Multinational oil corporation Shell is currently invested in the venture, as are Japanese companies Mitsui and Mitsubishi.
His remarks come days after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned Belarusians not to allow Putin to drag their country into his war against Ukraine.
Russian officials have so far publicly denied that Moscow is having difficulties sustaining Vladimir Putin's war effort.
A video purportedly showing a rocket-armed version of a Soviet-era minicar obliterating an entire Russian military column has gone viral but some viewers are skeptical.
Multiple mysterious fires have been reported at government and military enlistment buildings across Russia since Vladimir Putin declared a full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February.
Boris Johnson says the West should not become "side-tracked" by Putin's push to make the Ukraine war about a conflict with NATO.
Joe Biden remarked on Thursday that Americans must continue to have high gas prices for "as long it takes" to prevent Russia winning the conflict with Ukraine.
An economist who worked for former President Ronald Reagan said "there's no end in sight" for the war in Ukraine.