Early on the morning of February 24th, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on state television that Russia will carry out a 'special military operation' in eastern Ukraine.
Moscow claims the 'operation' is aimed at 'denazification and demilitarization' of Ukrainian territory at the request of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk 'people's republics', and is based on the right to self-defence. Russia also says that it does not attack the civilian population.
But, the fact is, Russian armed forces have killed innocent people, including children and the elderly. Russia deliberately targets civilian infrastructure and falsely claims that it is Ukraine's army that puts people's lives at risk.
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Russia controls more than 90% of the Luhansk region and is likely to gain full control in the next two weeks, according to the UK Ministry of Defence. These tactical successes on the hundredth day of the war were achieved with significant losses on the Russian side, as well as due to the concentration of force and fire on one part of the general campaign.
As of the morning of June 3, the total combat losses of Russia since the beginning of the full-scale offensive against Ukraine amounted to 30,950 servicemen, the General Staff reports. During the past day, Russians lost about 100 people. The biggest losses were suffered in the Bakhmut direction.
Fighting continues in the central part of Severodonetsk. Russian forces are preparing for the offensive in the Slobozhansk direction. Russian invaders continue shelling along the entire front line in the Donetsk direction. Russian units in the Popasna suffered significant losses: at least 50% of personnel, weapons, and equipment according to the General Staff.
The Ukrainian counter-offensive in the Kherson region has likely pushed Russian troops to the eastern bank of Inhulets. This was reported by the U.S. Institute for the Study of War.
Ukrainian troops made "some progress" in battles in Severodonetsk, Luhansk Oblast, but the situation in the temporarily occupied territories remains catastrophic and for this "Russia bears full responsibility," said Volodymyr Zelensky.
On Thursday the U.S. added 71 Russian and Belarusian trade companies to the blacklist for international trade, several aircraft factories, shipbuilding, and research institutes among them.
During the entire war, Russia took 100,000 tons of grain stolen from Ukrainian storage facilities in the temporarily occupied territories to Syria, writes Reuters. Its estimated cost exceeds $40 million.
Moscow has pressed Beijing at least twice to offer new forms of economic support, writes The Washington Post with reference to Chinese officials. The sources claim that President Xi Jinping instructed his advisors to find ways to provide financial aid to Russia, but without violating the sanctions.
Fifty diplomatic missions have resumed their work in Kyiv.
The sixth package of sanctions, MLRS M270 from Britain, Belarus is mining the roads. The war. The main news of June 2
The EU has approved the sixth package of sanctions, the Pentagon has released a list of weapons for Ukraine, Britain will hand over M270 multiple rocket launchers, the State Bureau of Investigations has completed an investigation into the betrayal of Viktor Medvedchuk, Ireland has declared Russia's war genocide. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 99th day of the full-scale war.
The EU has approved the sixth package of sanctions against Russia. Among other things, it bans oil imports from Russia by sea, disconnects Sberbank and several other banks from the Swift system, sanctions against security and military personnel, industrial and technological organizations, oligarchs, propagandists and members of their families. However, Russian Patriarch Kirill was removed from the list of sanctions. At the same time, Bloomberg estimates that despite sanctions and the refusal of some countries to purchase Russian energy, Russia's oil and gas revenues in 2022 will amount to about $ 285 billion.
The Pentagon has released a list of weapons provided by a new package of military assistance to Ukraine in the amount of $ 700 million. It includes, among other things, highly mobile artillery missile systems, anti-artillery radars, 1,000 Javelins, 15,000 155-mm artillery shells, and four Mi-17 helicopters. Also, the United Kingdom will hand over to Ukraine American M270 multiple rocket launchers capable of hitting targets at a distance of up to 80 kilometers. Sweden will provide anti-ship missiles, anti-tank weapons and 12.7-mm rifles, including ammunition. The total amount of financial assistance is over 95 million euros.
The Armed Forces of Belarues are mining roads and bridges on the territories bordering Ukraine, the General Staff reports. In the Donbas — fighting and shelling of Russians along the front line. In the Bakhmut direction, the Russian army is trying to advance in the areas of Komyshuvakha, Mykolaivka, Vrubivka, Berestovo and Bilohorivka. In the direction of Lyman — the areas of Studenok, Sosnovy and Yarova are assaulted. In the Luhansk region — battles around Lysychansk and Severodonetsk. Also, Russian troops are trying to avoid the need to fight for the Seversky Donets river in the direction of Severodonetsk, the Institute for the Study of War states, and because of the Ukrainian counteroffensive in the Kherson region, Russia is trying to strengthen its position there in rush.
As of June 2, 2022, about 20% of Ukraine's territory is under temporary occupation by Russian troops, and the battles have spread over the front for more than a thousand kilometers, said Volodymyr Zelensky.
In the temporarily occupied Berdiansk on June 2, powerful explosions took place near the seaport. The Russian occupiers explained this by saying that they were allegedly conducting demining.
Ireland has recognized Russia's war against Ukraine as genocide. This was previously done by Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Canada.
Saudi Arabia is ready to increase oil production if production in Russia is significantly reduced due to sanctions. The position of the kingdom has changed after the visit to Riyadh of American officials, according to the Financial Times.
Taiwan has banned the export of modern chips to Russia and Belarus.
At least 721 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of armed aggression by the Russian Federation. As of the morning of June 2, 2022, 261 children were killed and more than 460 injured. Data — the Prosecutor General's Office.
The State Bureau of Investigations has completed the investigation into the case of treason against Viktor Medvedchuk. The indictment will now be sent to court. The politician faces up to 15 years in prison.
German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbok stated that she supports granting Ukraine the status of a candidate for accession to the European Union.
As of February 24, police have registered 9,030 missing persons reports, with 6,793 still wanted, according to the National Police.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine, day 99. Online updates.
Fighting continues in Donbas. The Ukrainian armed forces repulsed 13 Russian attacks in one day.
The Donetsk front line was fired at with mortars, barrel and jet artillery.
In the Lyman direction, Russian troops fought in the direction of the settlement of Raigorodok, suffered losses and withdrew. The Russian army is also carrying out assault operations in Severodonetsk. In the Bakhmut direction, the Russian military stormed Komyshuvakha to take control of the city, had partial success, and fighting continued.
Overnight, the Russian army did not succeed in Severodonetsk: the Ukrainian military is conducting counterattacks and pushing them on certain streets, said the head of the regional administration Gaidai.
In the evening of June 1, the Russian Federation did launch a missile strike on the Lvkiv region. Four cruise missiles damaged the railway infrastructure, said Maksym Kozytskyi, head of the Lviv Regional Administration. 5 people were injured. Trains through the Lviv region are delayed. On the night of June 2, Russian troops fired again on the Dnipropetrovsk region on the border with the Kherson region. The Russian army also fired missiles at Sumy region: at least three people were injured. The Russians also fired on Kharkiv. As a result, the school and library burned down. During firefighting rescuers found the body of a woman, rescued four people.
The Armed Forces sank a pair of high-speed landing craft hidden by the occupiers in the Dnipro-Bug estuary in order to suddenly commit sabotage and reconnaissance operations, according to the Operational Command "Pivden".
Due to a powerful counterattack by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Russians were forced to defend themselves on the borders of the Kherson and Mykolayiv regions. The Ukrainian army is interrupting the occupiers' main supply route in the region, according to a report by the American Institute for War Studies (ISW). It is noted that the Ukrainian counteroffensive in the Kherson region has attracted the attention of Russian forces in the region, and the Russians are hastily trying to defend a critical ground line of communication, the capture of which threatens the advance of the Armed Forces.
Reconstruction of residential buildings damaged by Russian shelling has begun in Kyiv, the Kyiv City State Administration reports. The works are planned to be completed closer to the middle of autumn, so that the citizens can return to their homes before the start of the heating season.
In total, almost 390 buildings need renovation, including more than 220 residential buildings. Others are objects of social infrastructure: medical institutions, kindergartens, schools, social protection institutions, administrative buildings.
The most popular sources of information for Ukrainians in the last two months of the full-scale war are social networks, mostly Telegram, YouTube and Facebook, but the most credible is television. This was reported by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology commissioned by the OPORA Civic Network.
Ukraine has signed a contract with Slovakia for the supply of Zuzana 2 howitzers. Slovak Defense Minister Jaroslav Nagy said that eight howitzers would be delivered to Ukraine under the contract. Production of the Zuzana ACS in Slovakia was established in the 1990s. It can strike up to 40 km.
On June 1, the Pentagon published a list of weapons of the 11th package of military assistance to Ukraine. Among them, twelve HIMARS M142 systems are a highly mobile artillery missile fire system. They will have a range of up to 70 kilometers.
The video shows the operation of the HIMARS missile system.
Following the United States, the United Kingdom will hand over to Ukraine American multiple rocket launchers capable of hitting targets at a distance of up to 80 kilometers. These are American multiple rocket launchers based on the M270 MLRS.
The decision was agreed with the United States.
Ukraine defeated Scotland (3: 1) and reached the play-off finals for the 2022 FIFA World Cup! Andriy Yarmolenko, Roman Yaremchuk and Artem Dovbyk scored goals for Ukraine! How did Ukrainian defenders they watch the Ukraine-Scotland match at the positions of the defense near Kharkiv. Reaction of “Achilles” and “Hutsul” group fighters to the goal scored by Ukrainian team.
The daily death toll, HIMARS MLRS, Turkey attacks Syria. The war. Key news on June 1
Volodymyr Zelensky revealed the number of Ukrainian soldiers dying on the front line every day. The United States approved a new package of aid to Ukraine. Russian forces seized the eastern part of Severodonetsk. Turkey began an offensive on two settlements in Syria. Ukrainians support possession of weapons. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 98th day of the full-scale war.
Every day, 60-100 Ukrainian soldiers die at the front line, and another 500 are injured, Volodymyr Zelensky said.
The United States will provide Ukraine with a new $700 million military aid package that will include HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems, said US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
The General Staff reports that the Russian army has established control over most of Severodonetsk and is preparing to advance in three directions: Slobozhansk, Slovyansk, and Lyman. In the afternoon, Russian military aircraft fired six missiles at Shalyhin community in Shostka district.
Kremlin does not rule out Putin's meeting with Zelensky but insists that it must have grounds. This was stated by the official representative of the Kremlin, Dmytro Peskov. He also added that the only purpose of such the meeting would be to "finalize some document", but the work on it "has stopped a long time ago and has not been resumed since."
In the Russian Ivanovo region, missile troops are trained to use strategic Yars missiles with nuclear warheads.
The Turkish army launched an operation to "liberate" the Syrian cities of Tal Rifaat and Manbij from terrorists.
Germany will provide Ukraine with the most modern air defence system it has — IRIS-T which has a range of 40 km and can protect an entire city. However, it may take months to transfer these systems, said German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock.
Since the beginning of the full-scale war, more than 234,000 Ukrainian children have been forcibly taken to Russia, the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas or to Belarus, said the Presidential Commissioner for Children's Rights and Child Rehabilitation Darya Herasymchuk.
Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba reported that Ukraine is working on an international operation to safely export goods by the Black Sea, which will be led by the UN.
On June 1, a public survey about the preferred option for possession of weapons has finished in Diia (Ukrainian e-governance app). 19.43% supported possession for special needs, 58.75% — for personal protection, and 21.82% of respondents were against the right to own weapons.
On May 31, Ukraine called the UN to strip Russia of its UNESCO membership as Russians are destroying Ukrainian cultural heritage. The corresponding resolution was supported by the Verkhovna Rada. However, UNESCO refused to exclude Russia from the organisation.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine, day 98. Online updates.
Russia is conducting military exercises with nuclear weapons: missile forces are conducting maneuvers using strategic complexes "Yars" in the Ivanovo region. This was reported by "Interfax" with reference to the Russian Defense Ministry.
From 60 to100 Ukrainian servicemen die and another 500 are wounded in battles at the front every day, President Zelensky said.
The Russian army is conducting offensive battles in the Donbas. "The enemy is firing along the front line using mortars, artillery and multiple rocket launchers," the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said in a statement.
Part of the Ukrainian troops withdrew from Severodonetsk to pre-prepared and more advantageous positions, the other part - remains in the city and continue fighting, said the head of the Luhansk regional administration Haidai. According to him, Russian militaries control 70% of the city.
On the night of June 1, Russian troops once again shelled the Zelenodolsk community in the Dnipropetrovsk region, people were not injured, said the head of the regional administration Reznichenko. There were attacks both in the Kharkiv region, and also in the Mykolaiv region some settlements are shelled by Russians from the occupied territories of the Kherson region.
Russia's concentration on the capture of Severodonetsk and the Donbas in general creates vulnerabilities for Russia in the important Kherson region, where a counteroffensive by Ukrainian forces continues, according to the American Institute for War Studies (ISW). The Kherson region is a critically important territory, as it is the only region of Ukraine where Russian forces hold positions on the west bank of the Dnieper.
More than 689 children got hurt in Ukraine as a result of full-scale armed aggression by the Russian Federation. As of the morning of June 1, the official number of killed children has not changed - 243.
The Russians began to deploy missile systems on the Zmiyiny island in the Odesa region. This may indicate that they want to protect their ships from the Ukrainian Armed Forces and plan to use weapons along the coast of Odesa. This was reported on June 1 in the operational command "South".
Utility service dismantled fortifications in the center of Odesa, said the mayor of Odesa Hennadii Trukhanov. "Dismantling of fortifications is not the abolition, but a change in the format of the defense of Odesa. As well as the restoration of the necessary activities," he explained. In the same way, the secretary of the Zaporizhzhia City Council Anatolii Kurtev denied rumors that the city was being prepared to be handed over to the Russian military. This information was spread because the street lighting in the dark is on and the number of Czech hedgehogs reduced on the roads.
The Russian occupation administration is preparing to demolish houses destroyed during the shelling of Mariupol and relocate people from the saved apartments. The adviser to the mayor of Mariupol Petro Andriushchenko reported about it.
Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said that Ukraine ia working to organize an international operation on the safe export of grain by the Black Sea, headed by the United Nations.
US President Joe Biden has approved the transfer of missile systems and ammunition to Ukraine, which will allow more accurately hit key targets on the battlefield in Ukraine. Biden wrote about this in an article for The New York Times. In his opinion, the Russian invasion of Ukraine will be stopped with the help of diplomacy, but until then the US task is to provide Ukraine with a significant amount of weapons and ammunition so that Ukraine has maximum influence at the negotiating table.
Compromise embargo, US missile systems, "special operation" in Belarus. War. The main news for May 31
The EU has agreed on a sixth package of sanctions, the United States plans to provide Ukraine with missile systems that fire more than 64 kilometers, General Mark Millie says, in the coming weeks will determine the outcome of the war, the Verkhovna Rada fired Lyudmyla Denisova. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 97th day of the full-scale war.
The EU has agreed on a sixth package of sanctions. It includes personal sanctions and a compromise embargo on Russian oil. The countries have agreed not to temporarily impose restrictions on oil coming into the EU from Russia via pipelines. The sanctions will apply only to Russian oil transported to the EU by sea. This is two thirds of all imports from Russia.
The administration of US President Joe Biden plans to provide Ukraine with missile systems that can hit targets at a distance of more than 64 kilometers, according to The Wall Street Journal. The decision is expected to be announced this week.
The Russian army is preparing to resume the offensive in the directions of Izyum and Slovyansk. In the Bakhmut direction, Russian troops attempted to storm Zolote, Komyshuvakha, Nyrkove, Berestove, Pokrovske, and Dolomitne. Also, the Russians are trying to take control of Severodonetsk — there are fierce fighting. The Russian military hit a tank with nitric acid in the city.
On the night of May 31, the Russian military launched an air strike on Slovyansk, killing three people and injuring six.
The Russian military commits 200-300 war crimes in Ukraine every day, so their actions should be investigated by the International Criminal Court in The Hague, says Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova.
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and military adviser to the President of the United States, General Mark Millie, said that the course of hostilities in the Donbas in the coming weeks will determine the outcome of the whole war.
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi has said that the vast majority of major European Union member states do not support granting Ukraine candidate status.
In the Poltava region, Russian servicemen Oleksandr Bobykin and Oleksandr Ivanov were sentenced to 11.5 years in prison. They were found guilty of shelling the Kharkiv region.
The Cabinet of Ministers has appointed Kyrylo Budanov, Chief of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, as Head of the Coordination Staff for the Treatment of Prisoners of War. He will replace prisoners of war in place of Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk. Also, the Verkhovna Rada expressed distrust in the Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmila Denisova, dismissing her from office. Denisova said she would appeal the decision in court.
At a meeting of the European Council on May 30, European Union leaders agreed to provide $9 billion in post-war reconstruction assistance to Ukraine.
More than 689 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of armed aggression by the Russian Federation. The official number of dead children — 243. Wounded — 446. Data — the Prosecutor General's Office. And the UN reports that at least 4,074 civilians were killed and 4,826 wounded in Ukraine.
Unrecognized by a number of countries, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that the KGB of Belarus conducted a "special operation in Ukraine to release Belarusian citizens", it took place "without noise and gunfire", and for its implementation Lukashenko handed out awards.
Gazprom has cut off gas supplies to the Netherlands after failing to receive payments in rubles.
Inflation in the euro area in May reached its highest annual level since the creation of the euro in 1999. Consumer prices in the euro area jumped by 8.1% year on year.
At least 4,074 civilians were killed in Ukraine from February 24 to May 29. Among the dead - 262 children. Such data were published by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Most of the deaths were caused by explosives with a wide range of impact. The actual number of dead and wounded is higher, as data on casualties in areas of intense fighting are delayed.
Fighting for Severodonetsk in the Luhansk region continues. As of the morning of May 31, the Russian occupiers control part of the city, street fighting continues, Ukrainian defenders are trying to drive the occupiers to the suburbs, said the head of the regional administration Sergiy Gaidai. According to him, there is no threat for the city to be surrounded at the moment.
Fighting continues along the entire front line in Donetsk region. The greatest tension is in the Lyman and Avdiivka directions. There were missile strikes on Avdiivka, tank, artillery, mortar attacks in other settlements. At night, the Russians launched an air strike on Slovyansk, as a result of which at least 3 people were killed and 6 wounded.
Ammonia leaked in the Donetsk region due to the shelling of the Togliatti-Odesa ammonia pipeline. Most of the Bakhmut district is outside the affected area, said the head of the Donetsk regional military administration Pavlo Kyrylenko. As of the morning of May 31, information about the smell of ammonia comes only from Travneve, where active fighting is taking place. 35 people live in the village.
Around midnight, the Russian military fired two missiles from a plane that did not cross the border of Ukraine in the Sumy region. Then they fired from self-propelled artillery and other types of artillery, said the head of the regional administration Dmytro Zhyvytsky. According to preliminary data, no one was injured. The Russians also fired on Dnipropetrovsk and Mykolayiv regions.
The situation in the Kherson region remains tense. However, during a successful offensive by units of the Defense Forces in the South Bug area, the Russian army left the village of Mykolaivka in the north of the region.
The Russian troops for 4 days fire at residential quarters of Mykolaiv from self-propelled artillery installations “Pion”. To avoid victims among the civilian population, the military commandant's office of Mykolaiv recommends to leave temporarily - for several days - from several dangerous areas.
French journalist Frederic Leclerc Imhoff died in Luhansk region. He became the eighth media man killed in the war in Ukraine in the line of duty, according to the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine. French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna has called for a "transparent investigation" into the journalist's death.
Russia's political goal is to occupy the entire territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, according to the British Ministry of Defense, citing British intelligence. To achieve this, Russia will need to capture other targets outside of Severodonetsk.
The Russian occupiers have begun removing children from Mariupol who lost or couldn’t find their parents during the war, said Mariupol Mayor's Adviser Petro Andryushchenko. He pointed to one episode when 15 children were taken away in an unspecified direction. Also according to his information, the occupiers took another 320 people, including 32 children, from Mariupol to the filtration camp in Bezymenny. The occupiers deported another 345 Mariupol residents to Taganrog, including 37 children.
Russian special services are using the territory of the unrecognized Transnistrian Moldovan Republic for active subversive work against Ukraine. This was stated in an interview with RBC-Ukraine by First Deputy Interior Minister Yevhen Yenin.
Russia began harvesting the previous year harvest from the occupied Kherson region. This was stated by the so-called "Deputy Head of the Military-Civil Administration" of Kherson Kyrylo Stremousov. According to President Zelensky, the Russian occupiers have already stolen half a million tons of grain in Ukraine and are looking for a way to sell it.
Netflix has finally left the market of the Russian Federation, a representative of the platform stated in a comment to AFP. As of May 29, 1,037 companies have closed their operations in the Russian market, 438 have reduced their current operations and suspended new investments, and another 590 are continuing their operations in Russia. This is evidenced by a study by the KSE Institute within the project "Self-Sanctions" (SelfSanctions).
The European Union has finally agreed on the sixth package of sanctions against Russia: it includes restrictions on more than two-thirds of oil imports from Russia and the disconnection of Sberbank from SWIFT. The EU will also provide Ukraine with nine billion dollars for post-war reconstruction.
Biden against the shelling of Russia, the battles for Severodonetsk, the murder of a journalist in the Donbas. War. The main news for May 30
Joe Biden does not give Ukraine long-range missile systems, Russia draws troops to the border with Sumy region, the Russian military killed a French journalist, Putin simplified the adoption of orphans from Ukraine, the EU still can not accept the sixth package of sanctions, the first case of rape war, Petro Poroshenko finally left the country. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 96th day of the full-scale war.
The President of the United States Joseph Biden stated that the United States will not supply Ukraine with missile systems that will hit targets in Russia. However, he did not specify the names of the systems. At the same time, Slovakia will hand over to Ukraine eight Zuzana 2 self-propelled artillery units with a caliber of 155 mm and a range of up to 41 km. And the French government will continue to hand over 155-millimeter Caesar self-propelled artillery units.
Relatives of Azovstal fighters gave a briefing. They said they would set up a council of wives and mothers of servicemen and called on Ukrainian society to speak about the need to return as soon as possible the troops who defended Mariupol and are now in Russian-occupied territories.
In the Luhansk region, Russian troops are gaining ground on the northeastern and southeastern outskirts of Severodonetsk, the General Staff said, and are preparing to resume an offensive on Izyum-Barvinkove, Izyum-Slovyansk, and the Lyman direction. In the Donetsk region — fighting in the areas of Novolugansk and Berestovo, air strikes by Russians in the areas of Novoselivka and Lysychansk, as well as missiles — in the areas of Soledar and Siversk. In the Kherson region the Ukrainian military liberated Mykolaivka.
Russia is pulling troops and missiles to the border with Sumy region, said the governor of the Kursk region Roman Starovoit. According to him, a large number of personnel of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, additional weapons in the form of artillery and missile installations have already arrived and are in the region.
In Ukraine, Russia is likely to suffer devastating casualties among middle and junior officers, according to the British Defense Ministry, which reduces the effectiveness of Russian units and exacerbates the Russian military's problems with modernizing the approach to command and control.
The Russian military fired on a car that was going to pick up 10 people from Luhansk region: French journalist Frederic Leclerc Imhoff was killed. He was making material about the evacuation.
The Verkhovna Rada plans to dismiss the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmila Denisova on May 31. This was stated by the official herself.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone with Vladimir Putin and invited him to talks with Ukraine and the United Nations in Istanbul. Putin has not yet commented on this. The Office of the President of Ukraine announced that Volodymyr Zelensky will consider the proposal.
Putin has signed a decree facilitating the acquisition of Russian citizenship by orphans from Ukraine. The decree specifically mentions the self-proclaimed "L / DNR", which are part of Ukraine.
The EU has not yet agreed on a sixth package of sanctions against Russia, which includes an oil embargo. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says the result will be within 48 hours.
The first case of rape during the war was sent to court. Mikhail Romanov, a serviceman of the 239th Regiment of the 90th Guards Tank Vitebsk-Novgorod Division of the RF Armed Forces, will be tried for the murder of a civilian man and sexual violence against his wife.
On May 30, the fifth President of Ukraine, leader of European Solidarity Petro Poroshenko, finally crossed the state border of Ukraine and is heading to the European People's Party Summit in Rotterdam. Prior to that, he was not released from the country for two days.
NATO's Ramstein Legacy 2022 (RALY 22) military exercises are launched in the Baltic Sea airspace. They will be held from May 30 to June 12.
As of the morning of May 30, more than 687 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of armed aggression by the Russian Federation. 243 children were killed and at least 444 injured. Data — the Prosecutor General's Office.
Due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, about 17% of Ukrainian businesses have ceased to exist, and a third of the country's economy is currently out of order, said Prime Minister Denys Shmygal.
Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk has handed over the authority to exchange prisoners of war. In the future, according to her, GUR and SBU will deal with these issues.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine, day 96. Online updates.
As of the morning of May 30, more than 687 children got hurt in Ukraine as a result of the full-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation. According to official juvenile prosecutors, 243 children were killed and at least 444 injured. This was reported in the Office of the Prosecutor General.
There are battles for for Severodonetsk and Lysychansk in the Luhansk region, and the Russian militaries are using all possible weapons and aircrafts, said the head of the Luhansk regional administration Serhii Haidai. He noted that the Ukrainian army is holding its defense firmly to prevent the Russian army from entering the city. Russian troops are transferring large quantities of ammunition and equipment to the Severodonetsk area.
From night till morning the army of the Russian Federation shelled the borders of the Sumy region. The Russian militaries fired missiles, mortars, multiple rocket launchers and artillery. According to preliminary data, no one was injured. In the morning, Russian troops attacked the Kryvyi Rih district of the Dnipropetrovsk region with artillery. And at night and at dawn, the Russians fired 2 missile strikes on the Odesa region. And in the centre of the temporarily occupied Melitopol there was a powerful explosion, according to the local newspaper "Ria-Melitopol". According to preliminary information, two women and a man were injured.
On May 28, the Armed Forces conducted a successful limited counterattack near the border of the Kherson and Mykolaiv regions and forced the Russian military to defend, according to the Institute for the Study of War. The Ukrainian army continues this offensive and does not allow Russia to move reserves, although Russian troops are trying to set up tank positions in the Kherson region, according to the operational command "South".
The fifth president of Ukraine, the leader of "European Solidarity" Petro Poroshenko was passed through the Ukrainian border to the Netherlands for the summit of the European People's Party. This was announced by People's Deputy from the EU Volodymyr Aryev. Prior to that, Poroshenko twice tried to cross the state border of Ukraine with Poland, but border guards did not let him through.
In the Western Military District of Russia, the families of officers were forbidden to leave the country. If the occupiers refuse to perform combat missions, their wives and children are threatened with relocation to the depressed regions of the Far East of the Russian Federation. This was reported by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
Catherine Colonna, the new head of the French Foreign Ministry, arrived in Kyiv on Monday, May 30.
According to Oleksiy Kuleba, head of the Kyiv Regional Military Administration, she visited Bucha. "Bucha is a symbol of the Russian army's crimes against humanity. Tortured civilians, numerous cases of destruction of housing infrastructure and looting by Russians - something that the world should never forget," Kuleba wrote.
Battles for Severodonetsk, The "Mariupolis 2", self-propelled howitzers AHS Krab. The war. The main news of May 29
Russians are trying to capture Severodonetsk to the city day and steal Ukrainian rolled steel in Mariupol, Poland hands over AHS Krab self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine, a pro-Ukrainian rally took place in Melitopol, The "Mariupolis 2" documentary won a special jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 95th day of the full-scale war.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine liquidated the commander of the Russian assault battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Alexandr Dosyagaev, as well as the commander of the parachute company, Captain Alexandr Vygulyar, according to the StratCom Ukraine Centre of Strategic Communications.
A pro-Ukrainian rally took place in the temporarily occupied Melitopol, the Zaporizhzhia region.
In the morning Russian troops shelled Mykolaiv, residential quarters were hit. There is information about one dead person. In the evening of May 28, air defense in the Bucha district was launched in the Kyiv region. There are no victims. In Lysychansk, Russians shelled a high-rise building, killing one person on the spot. Also, Russian troops are preparing to force the Seversky Donets river once again. Also by the Day of Severodonetsk, Russians are trying to capture the city. The most intense fighting are near the hotel "Myr" on the outskirts. Ukrainian troops in the city are in a "tough defensive position", said Oleksandr Striuk, the head of the Severodonetsk civilian military administration.
When the Battle of Severodonetsk is over, no matter which side will hold the city, the Russian offensive will likely reach its climax at the operational and strategic levels, according to the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).
The Russian cargo ship "Matros Pozinich" with grain, which was probably stolen from Ukraine, arrived in the Syrian port of Latakia on May 27, CNN reports. This is at least the second time that this ship has been carrying grain to Syria. Russians continue stealing Ukrainian rolled steel from captured Mariupol, said the adviser to the mayor of Mariupol Petro Andriushchenko. For the second day, they have been loading it on a cargo ship under the Russian flag registered in Rostov-on-Don port.
Poland hands over 155-mm AHS Krab self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine. According to Polskie Radio, these are three batteries — 18 self-propelled 155 mm howitzers. The Polish army has already trained 100 Ukrainian servicemen to use these weapons.
The "Mariupolis 2" documentary by director Mantas Kvedaravičius, who died in Mariupol, won a special prize from the jury of the Cannes Film Festival "Golden Eye".
Contractors in the Russian army are waiting for the end of May to flee Ukraine as soon as possible, the SBU said, citing intercepted conversations between the Russian military. At the end of May, according to the Security Service, the 90-day deadline set by Russian law for a "special operation" expires. Therefore, those contractors who came to Ukraine in February seem to have grounds to "legally" leave the service.
In Crimea, the Russians are freeing beds in hospitals for the wounded, according to the General Staff. The occupation administration of the peninsula ordered to stop accepting civilians. Also, intensive collection of donated blood is carried out.
Two Turkish fishing boats with 12 fishermen on board were detained by the Russian fleet off the coast of the Russian-occupied Crimea, CNN Türk reports. The boats went fishing from Istanbul on May 15, and on May 18, approaching the shores of the Crimea, were stopped by a Russian warship. Russian authorities confiscated fish and boats and fined fishermen $30,000.
American writer Stephen King called on the world to continue economic pressure on Russia.
During the day, the SES pyrotechnics inspected 955 hectares of the country and neutralized 871 explosive devices. In total, pyrotechnic units were involved 155 times during the day.
Four NATO ships have arrived in the Finnish port of Helsinki to support Finland. Ships from the United States, Germany and France entered Helsinki after participating in large-scale exercises in the Baltic Sea.
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The ruins of an apartment building damaged by Russian bombardment in Bakhmut, Donetsk region. Photo: AP
Today is Severodonetsk day, Russians are still trying to capture the city and continue the assault - the battle is ongoing. The army of the Russian Federation is trying to gain a foothold in Lyman and improve the situation in the Bakhmut direction, the General Staff reported.
Over the past day, about 60 houses in Luhansk region were damaged due to shelling of the Russian militaries, two people were killed in Lysychansk and Severodonetsk, the head of the regional administration Serhii Haidai said.
In the Sumy region this morning, shelling took place from the territory of the Russian Federation. 20 explosions were recorded. According to the operational command "South", there are no losses among personnel and vehicles. In the morning, Russian troops shelled Mykolaiv, the blow came to residential quarters. Definetely, there are victims, but the number is specified.
In the evening of May 28, the air defense worked in the Bucha district. In addition, on the eve of the evening there were rocket strokes on Kryvyi Rih. An industrial enterprise was destroyed.
On May 28, the Zaporizhzhia region was also shelled. The consequences of artillery shelling in Huliaipole.
When the battles for Severodonetsk end, regardless of which party will keep the city, the offensive of the Russian military will probably reach the climax - this will give Ukraine a chance to restore the counter-offensive to reject the Russian forces, according to the report of the Institute of Studying War (ISW).
As of the morning of May 29, the total combat losses of Russia are about 30,150 servicemen since the beginning of a full-scale offensive on February 24. This is stated in the message of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. During the day, the Russians lost about 150 servicemen.
In the temporarily occupied Crimea, the army ordered to stop taking civilian populations in hospitals to release seats for the wounded Russian militaries, the General Staff reported.
Japan has announced an emergency grant of about $ 1.7 million for humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
The Russian Federation is ready to use global food safety for its own political purposes, British intelligence says. It showed this by the statement of Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Andriy Rudenko about the readiness of the Russian Federation to provide the humanitarian corridor for export of grain from Ukraine in exchange for cancelation of sanctions. Then the Russian Federation plans to introduce itself as a smart player and blame Western countries of any failure.
Counter-offensive in the Kherson region, "Harpoons" in Ukraine, EU naval mission. The war. The main news of May 28
A cameraman of the Mykolayiv branch of Suspilne is in captivity, Russian troops are retreating in the Kherson region, Lyman and Severodonetsk are being attacked in the Donbas, Harpoon missiles has been delivered to Ukraine, Putin is demanding lifting sanctions in exchange for blocked Ukrainian grain, and Petro Poroshenko has not been passed through the border. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 94th day of the full-scale war.
Suspilne calls to release a cameraman of the Mykolaiv branch of Suspilne Vasyl Filimon from the Russian captivity. On February 24, 2022, he was drafted into the Ukrainian Armed Forces. On May 15, Vasyl went missing while executing a combat mission in the Donetsk region. Suspilne got the information that he was taken prisoner by the military occupation forces of the Russian Federation.
Ukraine has already received one of the modifications of the M109 self-propelled artillery installation and the Harpoon missiles, which will strengthen Ukraine's coastal defense, said Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov. The New York Times, citing US officials, writes that the administration of US President Joseph Biden has approved the sending of long-range multiple rocket launchers to Ukraine. Their transfer will probably be announced next week.
The General Staff reports that due to the counteroffensive of the Ukrainian military in the Kherson region, Russian troops have retreated and are defending borders that are not unfavorable for them. In the Donbas, Russia is trying to surround the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Lysychansk and Severodonetsk districts. The Institute for the Study of War says the Russian military has launched direct attacks on Severodonetsk, although it has not completely surrounded the city and is unlikely to be able to advance quickly. And the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine refutes the statements of the Russians about the capturing of Lyman and says that the battles for the city continue.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron spoke by phone with Vladimir Putin. They called on the President of the Russian Federation for direct talks with Volodymyr Zelensky, an immediate truce and the withdrawal of troops from Ukraine. Putin replied that he would unblock Ukrainian grain ports in exchange for lifting sanctions and assured that Russia was ready for talks with Ukraine.
The EU is planning a naval mission to safely export grain from blocked Ukrainian ports. The plan will be discussed at the EU summit, which will begin on May 29 in Brussels, writes El Pais.
The fifth President of Ukraine, the leader of "European Solidarity", Petro Poroshenko, was not passed through the border of Ukraine again today. He is a member of the Permanent Delegation of the Verkhovna Rada to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and was due to travel to Vilnius for the spring session of the Assembly. The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk signed an order on Poroshenko's business trips abroad, but border guards do not seem to be able to read the qr code from them.
As of the morning of May 28, more than 682 children got hurt in Ukraine as a result of armed aggression by the Russian Federation. 242 children were killed and more than 440 injured. Data — Office of the Prosecutor General.
A Kyiv court has seized Rosneft's property worth almost UAH 23 million. The Office of the Prosecutor General explained that this is an enterprise that was established by the Russian PJSC Rosneft Oil Company and probably financed Russia's war against Ukraine.
650 cases of acute hepatitis of unknown origin have already been identified in 33 countries around the world. Most cases have been reported in Europe and the Americas, according to the World Health Organization. More than 75% of children were under the age of five.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine, day 94. Online updates.
Russian occupation forces are actively advancing in the Donetsk direction, according to the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. On May 27, Russian occupation forces shelled Severodonetsk, and street battles broke out in some places. The Ukrainian military pushed back the occupiers in the Toshkivka and Oskolonivka districts. The shelling of the occupiers in Severodonetsk damaged 14 high-rise buildings. The village of Synetsky came under heavy fire.
In the Bakhmut direction, the occupiers are trying to enter the rear of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and disrupt logistics. The enemy launched air strikes near the village of Dovhenke, as well as on civilian infrastructure in the areas of Yakovlivka, Avdiyivka, Vesele and Kamianka. The Russian army tried to gain a foothold in the area of the settlement of Lyman.
Analysts of the American Institute of Studying War (ISW) say that Russian troops are likely to continue to advance and may succeed in surrounding of Severodonetsk in the Luhansk region in the coming days, but Russian operations around Izium in the Kharkiv region remain deadlocked. they probably won't be able to increase their assault rate.
In Popasna, the Russians are advancing north to support the surrounding of Severodonetsk. There is no movement towards Bakhmut yet. Positions northeast of Kharkiv mostly remain immobile , with no major attacks by Russian or Ukrainian troops.
On the night of May 27-28, Russian troops shelled the Kryvyi Rih district of the Dnipropetrovsk region. This was announced by the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration Valentyn Reznichenko. In one of the villages the territory of the church came under fire. The Russian Federation also inflicted missile and artillery strikes on the territory of Sumy region. At night there were attacks on the Kharkiv region.
In the Kherson region, shelling and explosions were heard throughout the territory. Residents of the communities of Velykooleksandrivsk and Kalynivske reported numerous aircraft and machine gun fire in the occupied villages.
In the temporarily occupied territories of Luhansk region, the occupiers are gradually withdrawing hryvnia in cash. Since May 23, the illegal "State Bank of the Luhansk People's Republic" has established an exchange of currencies: 2 rubles for one hryvnia. Due to the change in the exchange rate, prices rose in stores. In addition, residents write in telegram channels, the currency will be exchanged 1:1 soon.
As of the morning of May 28, the total combat losses of Russia since the beginning of a full-scale offensive against Ukraine on February 24 are about 30,000 servicemen. This is stated in the message of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. During the day, the Russians lost about 250 servicemen.
The administration of US President Joseph Biden has approved the deployment of longer-range multiple rocket launchers to Ukraine than the launchers currently used by Ukraine. This was reported by The New York Times with reference to US officials. According to the Wall Street Journal, this weapon has a range of 70 km. It has been a major demand from Ukraine in recent weeks.
The US Senate presented a resolution condemning the use of famine as a weapon of war in Ukraine and other countries. This was reported by the Voice of America.
The US Department of Defense has signed a $624 million contract with defense contractor Raytheon to purchase Stinger anti-aircraft missiles and related equipment, CNN reports. The United States has already sent more than 1,400 Stinger systems to Ukraine.
Former President Viktor Yanukovych published a six-page article outlining his vision of the situation in Ukraine. In particular, he warned of the "threat of merger" with Poland and called for a negotiating table with Russia. Yanukovych's letter was published by his lawyer Yuri Kirasyr.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has spoken out in defense of his government's policy of providing weapons to Ukraine directly into the war zone. This was reported by the German newspaper Der Spiegel. According to him, Russian President Vladimir Putin "should not get away from this cynical and inhuman war" against Ukraine.
The state-owned Antonov enterprise has denied reports that the remnants of the world's largest plane Mriya, which was destroyed by Russian troops in late February, were allegedly disposed of.
Missile strikes in Dnipropetrovsk region, battles for the Lyman, independence of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC). War. The main news for May 27
The UOC has declared independence from the Moscow Patriarchate, Boris Johnson said that Ukraine needs more rocket-propelled grenades, and the United States plans to transfer them, in the Donbas fighting for the Lyman and Severodonetsk. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 93rd day of the full-scale war.
The Council of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate declared "full independence and independence" from the Russian Orthodox Church, condemned the position of Moscow Patriarch Kirill and the war, and called on Russia and Ukraine to continue negotiations. This is stated in the resolution of the Council of May 27.
Mykhailo Podoliak, an adviser to the head of the president's office, released a video of Russia using the Solntsepek heavy flamethrower system against Ukrainians and once again called on the allies to hand over multiple rocket launchers to Kyiv. And Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said in a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken that Ukraine should soon receive heavy weapons from Western countries, including the United States. CNN also reported about it.
In the Donbas — fighting along the front line. In the Donetsk region, the Russians are trying to oust Ukrainian units from the Lyman, shelling Ozerne and Dibrova, and plan to launch an offensive on Slovyansk. Also — air strikes in the Seversk area, and fighting around Bakhmut. In the Avdiivka direction, artillery strikes on civilian infrastructure in the Novobakhmutivka, Kamyanka, Avdiivka and Marinka districts. Luhansk region, Severodonetsk — assault attempts in the areas of Shchedryshchevo, Borivskyi and Toshkivka. In the Zaporizhia region — airstrikes in the areas of Mala Tokmachka and Orikhov. In the Kherson region, a Ukrainian fighter shot down a Russian Su-35.
In the Dnipropetrovsk region in the morning — three missile strikes on the Dnipro area. The launch was made from the Rostov region. Hit the range of the National Guard. 10 people were killed and about 30 were injured. Also in the morning, Russian troops fired on the Bilopil, Novoslobod and Seredino-Bud communities of the Sumy region.
The White House expects minimal impact of Russia's possible default on the American and world economies, says White House spokeswoman Karin Jean-Pierre. At the same time, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said that Russia had allocated 8 trillion rubles (about 128 billion US dollars) to support the national economy in 2022.
Finland opposes the special conditions of Ukraine's accession to the European Union, but believes that the West should continue to support the country. This was stated by Prime Minister Sanna Marin following a visit to Ukraine and a meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Large-scale food crisis over Russia's blockade of Ukrainian ports could threaten the world in July, Volodymyr Zelensky said, adding that more than 22 million tons of grain are currently stored in Russian-blocked storage facilities. should help Ukraine build new export routes.
Iran and Russia can enter into large barter agreements to facilitate trade between the countries. The deals will help Iran obtain Russian steel in exchange for car parts and gas turbines, according to Trade and Industry Minister Reza Fatemi Amin.
As of the morning of May 27, more than 679 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of armed aggression by the Russian Federation. 241 children were killed and at least 438 injured. Data — Office of the General Prosecutor.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has backed Turkey's position on Sweden's and Finland's accession to NATO. According to him, when an ally has concerns, the issue should be discussed and resolved. It will be recalled that Turkey demanded that Finland and Sweden stop political support and funding for the Kurdistan Workers' Party and the Hizmet movement and lift the embargo and sanctions against themselves.
Former Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Oleksandr Tupytskyi has been declared internationally wanted. He is accused of committing a number of criminal offenses against justice.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine, day 93. Online updates.
In the afternoon of May 26, the Russian army attacked the sleeping area of Kharkiv: 17 wounded and 8 killed. Among them - a five-month-old child and her father, mother - in serious condition.
"When the shelling began, a young family was walking in the street. The man died immediately, the woman was hospitalized in critical condition. The baby was thrown from the father's hands by an explosive wave up to the roof of the entrance," said National Police Chief Ihor Klymenko.
It is previously known that the occupiers fired howitzers deep into Kharkiv.
In the evening of May 26, a Russian missile was shot down over Bukovyna for the first time. Another missile was shot down by a Ukrainian fighter over Chernivtsi region. In the Dnipropetrovsk region there were three missile strikes in the morning, there is destruction, people are being searched under the barricades. Mortar shots were fired in the Sumy region every half an hour from 4:30 a.m. - the Russian army fired from its territory. Private houses were damaged, said the head of the regional administration Dmytro Zhyvytskyi. Shelling also proceeds in the Mykolaiv area. And in the Kherson region, Russian troops continue to fire on the occupied settlements of the region and tell locals that the Armed Forces are doing this. In addition, the occupiers continue to export agricultural products to Crimea and Russia from almost the entire region.
Round-the-clock shelling continues in Donbas. In total, the Russian army fired on 11 settlements in Donetsk region. Six people were killed, one was injured and 94 civilian objects were destroyed. In the Luhansk region, police stations were fired upon in Lysychansk, and about 50 houses in the region were damaged. In Severodonetsk, 11 apartment buildings and one private house were destroyed in a day. A total of seven people were killed and one was injured.
In Mariupol, the bodies of 70 people were found under the rubble on the territory of the former Oktyabr plant. According to the mayor's adviser Petro Andryushchenko, the bodies were taken to the mass grave for burial, and no identification was carried out.
From the occupied Crimean peninsula, the Russian Federation is transferring its forces - not only ground troops, but also air and naval components. This was reported in the Zaporizhia regional administration. It is also known that a convoy of military equipment passed towards Melitopol from the Crimea - about two dozen tilt trucks and the same number of "Hail" volley fire installations.
Russian troops in the occupied areas of the south are preparing a "third line of defense" to consolidate long-term control over the region and prepare to repel possible future Ukrainian counterattacks. This is stated in the analytical report of the American Institute for War Studies (ISW).
In recent days, Russia has probably moved 50-year-old T-62 tanks from storage to an area of its Southern Group. According to the British Ministry of Defense, citing British intelligence, their presence on the battlefield underscores the shortage of modern combat-ready equipment in Russia, the intelligence said. T-62s will almost certainly be particularly vulnerable to anti-tank weapons. The spies also said that the Russian troops probably have the task of occupying the Ukrainian south.
88 countries at the 75th session of the World Health Assembly supported the resolution prepared by Ukraine "Emergency situation in the field of health care of Ukraine, countries that receive and accommodate refugees, caused by the aggression of the Russian Federation. "This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Health. The resolution blames Russia for the destruction of Ukraine's health care system as a result of the war of aggression, the Ministry of Health said. The document also strongly condemns Russia's aggression, which has led to a health emergency and a de facto humanitarian crisis.
The photo exhibition "WAR: photo documentation from the northern suburbs of Kyiv in the period from 5 to 16 April 2022" was opened in Stockholm"
500 cases of wartime collaboration, Su-25 for Ukraine, battles in the Donbas. The war. Top news of May 26
The details of Ukrainian missions at Azovstal, Soviet planes for Ukraine, Belarus strengthen its borders, a unique operation by Ukrainian surgeons, Israel against the supply of Spike anti-tank missiles to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, police are investigating about 500 cases of wartime collaboration. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 92nd day of the full-scale war.
Kyrylo Budanov, head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, told how they helped the Ukrainian servicemen at Azovstal. There were seven missions in total. 16 Mi-8 helicopters were involved and Russian troops managed to shoot down 2 of them. The helicopters transported weapons, ammunition, medicines, food and 72 soldiers of the Azov Regiment to the plant.
In the Donetsk region, Russians are advancing south of the Lyman and in the Ozerne district, according to the General Staff. In the Bakhmut direction, the Russian Federation suffered losses after an unsuccessful offensive in the directions of Komyshuvakha, Nyrkove, Berestove and Bilohorivka, but Midna Ruda was captured instead. In the Luhansk region, Russians attempted to advance in the direction of Severodonetsk and Borivske, and they had partial success in the direction of Ustynivka. In the occupied south of Ukraine, Russian militaries are building a third line of defense, according to Ukrainian intelligence. These are the temporarily occupied territories of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions.
Western allies handed over Soviet Su-25 aircrafts to Ukraine. The number is not disclosed, according to Foreign Policy.
Unrecognized by a number of countries, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has stated that the Armed Forces of Belarus plan to establish a Southern Operational Command near the border with Ukraine because "God forbid, but if the war starts, how will we act?".
Last week, Ukrainian military surgeons performed an operation that has no analogues in the world in a mobile hospital in one of the frontline cities for the first time in Ukraine. A kidney with a gunshot wound and organ destruction was removed.
About 400 Russian servicemen were killed on May 8 while trying to cross the Siversky Donets river near the village of Bilohorivka in the Luhansk region. They tried to surround the Ukrainian fighters in the area of Severodonetsk, writes The New York Times. The publisher calls the event near Bilohorivka one of the deadliest battles of this war.
Israel has rejected the US request and did not allow Germany to supply Ukraine with Spike anti-tank missiles, manufactured under Israeli technology and license, Axios reports, citing US and Israeli officials.
Turkey is holding private negotiation with Russia and Ukraine to unblock Ukrainian grain exports through the Bosphorus Strait in the Black Sea, Reuters reports.
The Security Service of Ukraine has announced the detention of the son of the former People's Deputy for supporting Russia and promoting the war. The department does not name the detainee, but according to Ukrayinska Pravda, it is the son of the former deputy of the Yuliia Tymoshenko Bloc Dmytro Vitvytsky.
The Orthodox Church of Ukraine asks the Ecumenical Patriarch and the heads of local autocephalous churches to dethrone the head of the Russian Orthodox Church Kirill (Vladimir Gundyaev).
As of the morning of May 26, more than 676 children got hurt in Ukraine as a result of armed aggression by the Russian Federation. 240 children were killed and at least 436 injured. The data was provided by the Prosecutor General's Office.
Police are already investigating nearly 500 cases of wartime collaboration, First Deputy Interior Minister Yevhenii Yenin said.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has stated that sanctions against Russia cannot be imposed. At the same time, the EU froze the assets of Russia's Central Bank with 23 billion euros.
Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili has said the country will not use the war in Ukraine to reclaim its territory by military means.
In Moldova, a court sentenced former President Igor Dodon to 30 days of house arrest. He is accused, in particular, of passive corruption and high treason. Dodon said that the case was a "political order" from incumbent President Maia Sandu.
Lithuanian TV presenter Andrius Tapin is raising funds for Bayraktar for Ukraine. 5 million euros needed, and there are already 1.7 million euros collected.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine, day 92. Online updates.
As of the morning of May 26, 240 children had been killed and at least 436 wounded in Ukraine as a result of full-scale armed aggression by the Russian Federation, the Office of the General Prosecutor said. These figures are not conclusive, as they continue to determine the number of child casualties in areas of active hostilities, temporarily occupied and liberated territories.
Russia does not stop shelling Ukraine. Last night, a missile hit the Khmelnytsky region, but air defense forces shot down the missile. At midnight, Dnipropetrovsk region was shelled with artillery. In the Kharkiv region, 8 people were injured in the shelling of the Russian Federation, including one child, and 2 people died.
Donbas - fights continue. In the Luhansk region, the Russian army again tried to storm Severodonetsk and Lysychansk.
Consequences of artillery shelling in Lysychansk.
In the Donetsk region, she fired on the entire front line. 4 people died and 12 were injured. In Marinka, the occupiers used incendiary shells, the scale of the fires is being clarified. The evacuation of the population from the frontline zone continues.
The third line of defense is being built in the occupied south of the Russian Federation, said Vadym Skibitsky, a representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, on the air of the Radio Liberty project "Crimea. Realities". This says that Russia plans to keep these territories as long as possible.
The most elite units of the Russian army, namely airborne troops, have suffered significant losses in Ukraine due to improper use of capacity, command complacency and inability to anticipate Ukrainian resistance, according to a daily report by the British Defense Ministry's military intelligence.
In Mariupol, the occupiers prolong the school year until September 1, said Mariupol Mayor's Adviser Petro Andryushchenko. He added that the main goal of the occupiers is de-Ukrainization and preparation for the school year under the Russian program. In total, the occupiers plan to open 9 schools with 53 teachers.
One of the small armored artillery boats of the Ukrainian Navy, which was captured by the Russian army in Berdyansk at the beginning of the invasion, was found near Zmiiny (Snake) Island, the South Operational Command reported. "Probably the enemy will try to use such a boat, even under the Ukrainian flag, in their provocations with the shelling of foreign civilian ships," the command said.
The United States will not lift sanctions on Russia in exchange for unblocking grain exports from Ukraine. This was stated by US State Department spokesman Ned Price. According to Price, Russian officials are spreading lies and misinformation about food security and global food supplies. He explained that US sanctions were specifically designed to allow the export of agricultural products and fertilizers from Russia.
Google is disabling some servers in Russia. These are Google Global Cache servers that are used to speed up the loading of Google services, including YouTube content. Relevant messages were received by several operators.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to withdraw troops from Ukraine and begin direct talks with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelenskiy. He said this during a speech by the German president in Stuttgart on the occasion of the Day of German Catholics, writes Deutsche Welle.
Israel rejected the US request and did not allow Germany to supply Ukraine with anti-tank missiles made in Germany with Israeli technology and an Israeli license. This was reported by Axios, citing US and Israeli officials. The issue of arms supplies to Ukraine is one of the political differences between the United States and Israel.
The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has published an issue with works by Ukrainian cartoonists.
The Lysychansk-Bakhmut highway, Akhmetov vs. Russia, nuclear conflict. War. The main news for May 25
Russia attacks Bakhmut and Lyman, Rinat Akhmetov files lawsuit against Russia, Russia unblocks Ukrainian ports if sanctions are lifted, SBU summons Avakov, Turchynov and Yatsenyuk for questioning, 76% of Ukrainians believe in Ukraine's better future, Azovstal defenders support "satisfactory" conditions, nuclear conflict is possible. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 91st day of the full-scale war.
The commander of the Azov Battalion, Denys Prokopenko, was able to make a short call to his wife, Kateryna. She said that the Ukrainian warriors were supported in "satisfactory" conditions. Most of the wounded Azov fighters are in prison in the Russian-occupied village of Olenivka. A smaller group of seriously wounded soldiers is in the hospital of Novoazovsk, as well as in the occupied territories.
Russia is attacking Bakhmut and Lyman and is preparing for the next one in Zaporizhia, the General Staff reports. Fighting along the entire front line. In the Luhansk region, an attempt to storm Severodonetsk and block the Lysychansk-Bakhmut route was unsuccessful. In the Donetsk region - artillery and aircraft shelling in the Marinka, Mykilsky, Poltavka and Orikhov districts. In the Dnipropetrovsk region, the Russians fired three missiles at Kryvyi Rih, hit the company, and in the morning the Russian army launched four cruise missiles at Zaporizhia.
Ramesh Rajasingam, head of the Directorate for the Coordination of Emergency Humanitarian Aid at the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, believes that the prospect of a nuclear conflict over the war in Ukraine has become possible again.
Ukrainian businessman Rinat Akhmetov said that he will fill a lawsuit against Russia demanding compensation for all losses resulting from the full-scale appeal, and the destruction of its enterprises, including the Azovstal plant in Mariupol.
Russia called the conditions for unblocking grain exports from Ukraine — to lift sanctions and demine all Ukrainian ports where ships are located. Russia will then provide a humanitarian corridor for the ships. The United Kingdom has rejected a proposal to ease sanctions in exchange for grain exports, and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has called the demands blackmail.
Russia has depleted 60 percent of its stockpile of high-precision weapons, according to Ukraine's Central Intelligence Agency. In addition, due to lack of production capacity in Russia can not quickly replenish stocks. Ukrainian intelligence also says that Russia took the bodies of the dead sailors, equipment and secret documents from the sunken flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet "Moscow".
SBU interrogates as witnesses former Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov. This is a so-called coal case — the purchase of coal in the "L/DNR", with which, according to investigators, Viktor Medvedchuk was involved. Turchynov called it inadequate PR.
Vladimir Putin signed a decree on a simplified procedure for granting Russian citizenship to residents of Kherson and Zaporizhia regions. The Ministry of Ukraine stated that this was a gross violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and the norms and principles of international humanitarian law. Adviser to the mayor of Mariupol Petro Andryushchenko to the city that the enthusiastic Russians began to issue Russian passports.
The Prosecutor General's Office named the Russian serviceman responsible for the Chernobyl occupation. This is Oleg Yakushev, who served as a senior member of the Federal Service of the National Guard of the Russian Federation. Under his leadership, according to the Prosecutor General's Office, the Russians stole more than 26 million hryvnias from property stations.
Unknown people set the flag of Ukraine on Putin's mountain peak. The peak is located in the Tien Shan mountain system in the Chui region of Kyrgyzstan.
Ukraine has 20 M113 vehicles from Lithuania, 10 military trucks and 10 off-road vehicles for demining, said Defense Minister Arvidas Anushauskas. According to him, the cost of prepared cargo in Ukraine is about 15.5 million euros.
76% of Ukrainians believe in a better future for Ukraine. This attitude prevails in all regions - a survey of the sociological group "Rating".
As of the morning of May 25, more than 671 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of armed aggression by the Russian Federation. 238 children were killed and at least 433 injured. Data is from the Prosecutor General's Office.
The Prime Minister of Slovakia, Eduard Geger, believes that in the event of Ukraine’s defeat in the war, his country will be the next victim of Russian aggression.
Russia will pay for the national debt in rubles. The United States has blocked her ability to pay in dollars. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine, day 91. Online updates.
ight, Russian troops shelled Kryvyi Rih and the Dnipropetrovsk region, destroying an industrial plant there. In the morning, the Russian army launched four cruise missiles in Zaporizhzhia - destroyed civilian facilities, a shopping center, one person was killed and three others were injured.
In addition, the Sumy region of the Russian Federation came under fire from a plane that did not cross the border line.
Zaporizhzhia, May 25, 2022. Photo: spokesman for the Zaporizhzhia Regional Administration Ivan Arefiev
Fierce battles for Severodonetsk in Luhansk region continue. In the morning, with the support of artillery, the Russian occupiers are attacking the city. In the last 24 hours in the area - 6 civilians died, 8 are wounded.
In the Donetsk region, the situation is acute, but controlled by the Armed Forces. The worst situation is in the estuary in Lyman, in Avdiivka and nearby, where there are constant shootings. Despite extremely heavy shelling and attacks, Vugledar, Maryinka and Krasnohorivka are holding on. During the day in the region - 12 dead, 10 wounded civilians.
On May 24, the occupiers took 346 Mariupol residents from Mariupol to the filtration point in Bezymenne village. There are 24 children among the people. The adviser to the mayor Petro Andriushchenko reported about it. According to him, the Russian military deported 230 Mariupol residents, including 15 children, from this village to Taganrog.
Ukrainian soldiers captured by Russian troops after a three-month siege of the Azovstal metallurgical plant are being held in "satisfactory" conditions. The wife of the commander of the Azov Regiment Kateryna Prokopenko told about it, writes The Guardian. Battalion Commander Denis Prokopenko was able to briefly call his wife Catherine. Whether Prokopenko was able to speak freely during the conversation was not clear. According to her, the situation is currently controlled by the UN and the Red Cross. Ukrainian defenders are being held in a prison in the Russian-occupied Olenivka village. A small group of seriously wounded soldiers is in the hospital in Novoazovsk.
Meanwhile, Moscow has said it is ready to exchange the POWs after a court decision. This was reported by TASS with reference to the deputy head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Andrey Rudenko, .
Self-propelled artillery units "Caesar", provided to Ukraine by France, are already used on the front line, said the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhny.
Climbers in Kyrgyzstan set Ukrainian flag on so-called "Putin's peak"
Putin's Peak is a mountain peak in Kyrgyzstan, located in the Tien Shan mountain range. It was named after Vladimir Putin in 2011.
President Volodymyr Zelensky has no doubts about the end of the war and peace talks. "After the military unit there will be a peace process. Which Russian president will Ukraine deal with? And this question is already up to the current president of the Russian Federation.", - said Zelensky during the" Ukrainian Breakfast "at the World Forum in Davos.
Russia will provide a humanitarian corridor for ships to export grain from Ukraine, if the Ukrainian side demine all ports, said Deputy Foreign Minister Andrii Rudenko, according to RBC. Due to the war in Ukraine, grain prices in the world increased. Ukraine supplied 10% of world exports of wheat, more than 15-20% of barley, more than 50% of sunflower oil. Russia has already illegally exported about 400,000 tons of grain from the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.
State of emergency in Hungary, negotiations with Russia after deoccupation, losses caused by the war. The main news of May 24
Volodymyr Zelenskyy called the condition for a return to talks with Russia, the President's Office counted the losses from the war, the Russian army is advancing at the Donbas, Victor Orban declared a state of emergency in Hungary, the search of Moldovan President Igor Dondon. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 90th day of the full-scale war.
Ukraine will return to the negotiation process with Russia after the deoccupation of the territories seized after February 24, said President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Secretary of the National Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev said that Russia does not limit itself to the terms of the war, and also has the right to demand reparations "from the countries that sponsored the Nazis in Ukraine and the criminal Kyiv regime."
According to the General Staff, the Russian army does not stop the offensive at the Donbas in three directions: Lyman, Severodonetsk and Bakhmut. The most active combats in the Luhansk region are near Lysychansk, Severodonetsk and Bilohorivka. In the Donetsk region — Russian air strikes on Kramatorsk, Lyman and Sloviansk and the areas of Avdiyivka, Pisky and Marinka. The Ukrainian army withdrew from Svitlodarsk to more convenient positions for defense, the city was occupied by Russian troops.
The Mariupol City Council showed photos from the bombed Azovstal.
Ukrainian Forbes estimated loss of Russian military equipment in the war against Ukraine at $13 billion. The losses of Ukraine due to the full-scale war started by Russia amount to about $1 trillion, said the president's economic adviser Oleh Ustenko.
The Council of the European Union has approved the fourth tranche of security assistance to Ukraine. It is about €500 million. Germany will provide a €150 million loan for education and health, and the EU has finally abolished tariffs on Ukrainian goods for one year.
The Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán, has declared a state of emergency due to the war in Ukraine and the economic crisis it has caused.
42% of Ukrainians surveyed say they can refuse to join NATO in exchange for "security guarantees", while 39% insist that this cannot be done. And another 82% of respondents believe that territorial concessions are unacceptable. Survey data from the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology.
Turkey has announced official demands to Sweden, without which it will block its accession to NATO: the cessation of political support and funding for the Kurdistan Workers' Party and the Hizmet movement, and the lifting of the Swedish embargo and sanctions against itself.
Former Moldovan President Igor Dodon is being searched for passive corruption, illicit enrichment, betrayal of the homeland and the financing of a political party by a criminal organization, according to the country's Prosecutor General's Office.
As of the morning of May 24, more than 667 children got hurt in Ukraine as a result of armed aggression by the Russian Federation. 234 children were killed and at least 433 injured. Data — the Prosecutor General's Office. According to the UN, 3,942 civilians have been killed and 4,591 wounded in the war in Ukraine.
The Prosecutor General's Office has announced the suspicion of five Russian servicemen and three members of the private military company Wagner, involved in the murder and torture of Motyzhyn residents in the Kyiv region. In particular, the head of the village Olha Sukhenko and her husband and son.
The service for the sale of content OnlyFans paid $305 thousand to the Ukrainian budget within the so-called tax on Google, said the chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Tax Policy Danylo Hetmantsev.
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Russian troops are increasing their air presence around Ukraine's borders, but are not actually part of the country's airspace, according to the Armed Forces Command.
President Zelensky said that Russian troops in Donbas have 20 times more equipment than the Armed Forces, and called on Western partners to hand over modern weapons to Ukraine.
The threat of missile and air strikes on Ukrainian facilities from the territory of the Republic of Belarus is growing. The Russian army moved Iskander-M to the Brest region, did not stop the offensive in the east, the most active fighting is ongoing near Lysychansk and Severodonetsk - the General Staff.
Russia is trying to surround Severodonetsk, Lysychansk and Rubizhne. The northern and southern axes of this operation are separated by about 25 km of territory controlled by Ukraine. Ukrainian forces are resisting strongly from their positions. In the event that the Russian army captures this region, the entire Luhansk region may be under Russian occupation, according to British intelligence.
In the Luhansk region from attacks of the Russian Federation for days four people have died (all in one house), 4 wounded. In Donetsk region - three dead, 6 wounded. Despite the shelling, evacuation from the front zone continues.
Consequences of the shelling of Severodonetsk.
Several times the Russian army fired on the Dnipropetrovsk region. From “Uragan” attacked the Zelenodolsk community, and also struck four rocket blows on a railway infrastructure of two areas of area, the head of regional administration Reznichenko reported. There is destruction of tracks, power grids, houses, people were not injured.
Photo: Telegram channel of Valentin Reznichenko.
The shelling continued throughout the day in the Kharkiv region, with a total of five wounded per day. Explosions were heard in the Mykolaiv area.
In the Mykolaiv area the Ukrainian military found cars with dead civilians, among whom were two children. "When the locals tried to evacuate, the Russian military first indicated to them as a permitted route through the mined area, and then shot the survivors of the explosion," - said the operational command "South".
The Russian military began demining Avzostal. According to the adviser to the mayor of Mariupol Petro Andryushchenko, four sappers of the occupiers exploded on a mine and were injured.
The Russian military shot dead Sergiy Shvets, an employee of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, in his own apartment, Energodar Mayor Dmytro Orlov said. The man is in critical condition in hospital with multiple bullet wounds.
Melitopol guerrillas together with the special services of Ukraine blew up the rails to prevent the movement of Russian armored trains, said the mayor of Melitopol Ivan Fedoriv. According to him, peaceful people cannot leave the city. For the third day in a row, a convoy of cars from Melitopol and Energodar was not allowed to pass at the checkpoint in Vasylivka - more than a thousand cars gathered. People are used as a human shield.
The United States is ready to continue accepting Ukrainian citizens for treatment. They also assured of the continuation of projects that have been operating in Ukraine so far with the support of the Government.
Microsoft will cooperate with the Ukrainian government in documenting war crimes committed by Russian invaders, said Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov. The decision was agreed in Davos at a meeting with Microsoft President Brad Smith.
President Volodymyr Zelensky believes that attempts to liberate Crimea from Russian occupation will lead to hundreds of thousands of casualties among the Ukrainian military. Speaking about the possibility of a meeting with Russian President Putin, the Ukrainian leader said he was ready to discuss only one issue with him - ending the war. "After what they have done (Russian war crimes in Bucha, Irpen and other cities - ed.), You understand that there is no great desire for these meetings," the president said.
Rammstein-2, testimony of Medvedchuk, Zaluzhny and Zelensky in the Time list. The war. The main news of May 23.
For the second time, the Pentagon convened a meeting of the Contact Group of Defense Ministers of 47 countries, all combat-ready units of the Russian army are at war in Ukraine, Russian diplomat Boris Bondaryev spoke out against his country's aggression, Medvedchuk told about Poroshenko's schemes, Suspilne gathered the main news of the 89th day of the full-scale war.
Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin convened the second international meeting of the Contact Group on Ukraine since a month ago in Rammstein, Germany. This time the heads of defense ministries of 47 countries met in a virtual format. Results: new military aid packages from 20 countries, in particular, Denmark will hand over anti-ship missiles to Ukraine, and the Czech Republic — helicopters, tanks and missile systems.
In the Kharkiv region, Russian militaries assaulted Dovhenke and Ternova without success and gathered forces to resume the offensive in the direction of Sloviansk. In the Donbas — fighting along the front line. Russia is trying to reach the administrative borders of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, in particular in the direction of Bakhmut. In the Donetsk region — shelling of Lyman, but without an offensive. In the Luhansk region — attacks on Severodonetsk and battles near Popasna.
All combat-ready units of the Russian Army, all Airborne Forces, special forces of the General Staff of the Russian Defense Ministry, aviation, marines of all four fleets and even peacekeepers are fighting in Ukraine. This is the data of the team of Russian investigators "Proekt".
The General Staff reports that in order to compensate for the loss of armored vehicles, Russia is withdrawing from storage T-62 tanks, which were produced in the USSR from 1962 to 1975.
During the week, the Ukrainian IT army attacked more than 400 Russian resources, including the media, banks and online real estate services.
Time magazine has published a list of the 100 most influential people on the planet in 2022. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny and Russian leader Vladimir Putin fell into the "Leaders" category.
Russian diplomat Boris Bondaryev, who worked for the Russian Permanent Mission to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva since 2019, has resigned and spoke out against Russian aggression in Ukraine.
The detained by SBU Putin's crony and the leader of the "Opposition Platform — For Life" political force Viktor Medvedchuk told details about the withdrawal of part of the Samara-Western direction oil pipeline and the purchase of coal from the "L / DPR". According to him, Petro Poroshenko took part in the implementation of both schemes. The lawyer of the fifth president of Ukraine stated that Medvedchuk's words were not true.
The trial of a Russian serviceman, 21-year-old Vadim Shishimarin, who was accused of killing an unarmed civilian Ukrainian, has ended. The Russian was sentenced to life imprisonment.
Unrecognized by a number of countries, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres declaring that his country is not an aggressor against Ukraine and proposing to agree on a new world order.
As a result of Russia's military invasion of Ukraine, 431 children have already been injured, and another 232 children have died. Data — Office of the Prosecutor General.
On May 23, the Pechersky District Court of Kyiv allowed the detention of former President Viktor Yanukovych in the case of signing the so-called Kharkiv Agreements of 2010, a document that extended the stay of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol from 2017 to 2042. Viktor Yanukovych has been hiding in Russia since the end of February 2014.
US President Joe Biden said that Washington would provide military assistance to Taiwan in the event of an attack by China.
Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Slovenia have called for the confiscation of Russian assets frozen by the EU in favor of Ukraine. Earlier, this idea was supported by Ireland. Lithuania has also called for a "naval coalition" to lift Russia's blockade of the Black Sea, after which Ukraine will be able to export its grain.
The Polish government has prematurely terminated the contract for the purchase of gas from Russia, which had to be valid until the end of 2022. However, back in April, Gazprom cut off supplies to Poland because it refused to pay for gas in rubles.
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson wrote an open letter to Ukrainian children, emphasizing that he believes in Ukraine's victory in the Russian-Ukrainian war.
There are 522 cases of hepatitis of unknown origin in the world, according to the Ministry of Health. It is noted that the causes of the disease have not been fully studied.
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The newest Russian frigate "Admiral Makarov" left the Sevastopol Bay in the Black Sea. The probability of missile strikes on Ukraine is increasing, according to the operational command "South". In addition, due to the loss of armored vehicles in the war against Ukraine, Russia is "deconserving" T-62 tanks, which were produced in the USSR from 1962 to 1975.
In the Dnipropetrovsk region: the night was a continuous air alarm. The occupiers twice fired hurricanes at the Apostolove community. There was a hit between settlements.
In the Zhytomyr region, a Russian missile hit an industrial facility and houses. The Sumy, Kharkiv and Mykolayiv regions were also shelled.
The situation in the Donbas. The Donetsk region: shelling along the entire line. Significant damage due to shelling in Avdiivka: at least 20 houses and a school were damaged. In the Luhansk region, the Russians again tried to assault Severodonetsk, but retreated. A total of 19 settlements were shelled during the day.
In the Kherson region, the occupiers continue shelling the occupied settlements and destroy social facilities and homes of civilians. In the villages of Oleksandrivka and Osokorivka, almost every yard was damaged. There are dead and injured. In Bilozerka, 10 houses were partially destroyed by cluster shelling, and three people died. The number of injured is unknown.
The number of dead Russian militaries during Russia's three-month invasion of Ukraine is equal to the Soviet Union's losses in nine years of war in Afghanistan, according to the British Defense Ministry, citing intelligence. The reason is a combination of poor tactics at a low level, limited air cover and lack of flexibility and command approach.
During the war, Ukrainians began to marry more often. According to the analysis of data from the Ministry of Justice, from February 24 to May 1 39,484 new families appeared in Ukraine. For comparison: over the previous 6 months, more than 86,000 families were registered. 235 marriages were concluded under the laws of war - not in civilian registry offices, but by military commanders.
Today Ukraposhta started selling a new brand "Russian warship ... DONE!". In the morning in the capital on Independence Square near the building of the Main Post Office there were queues of people wanting to buy a new brand.
The start of sales of the stamp, May 23, was chosen not by chance - today is exactly 40 days since the sinking of the cruiser "Moscow".
It was the ship which was said "Russian warship go ... yourself" by Ukrainian serviceman in the first days of the Russian invasion.
Viktor Medvedchuk, one of the leaders of the OPZZH and Putin's crony, said that Poroshenko was involved in buying coal in the Russian-occupied Donbass since 2014 and removing the Samara-West pipeline from state ownership, the SBU said. Medvedchuk stated that the fifth President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko not only asked him to contact the leadership of the Russian Federation, but also ensured that the necessary decisions were made in all Ukrainian instances. This was done so that the pipeline became the property of Poroshenko.
Medvedchuk is currently detained on suspicion of treason and aiding terrorism.
Poroshenko's lawyer said that Medvedchuk's testimony about the involvement of the fifth president in the withdrawal of the pipeline from state ownership and the purchase of coal in temporarily occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions is not true.
Poland has decided to terminate the intergovernmental agreement with Russia on the Yamal gas pipeline, said Minister of Climate and Environment Anna Moskva.
"Russia's aggression against Ukraine has confirmed the correctness of the Polish government's determination to become completely independent of Russian gas," Moscow wrote.
Footballer Oleksandr Zinchenko emotionally celebrated the "gold" of the English Championship with the flag of Ukraine and fans. The Ukrainian hung the flag for the championship trophy, the fans applauded loudly, and the player himself could not hold back tears.
For him, this is the tenth trophy in the "Manchester City" and the fourth championship.
Video: Setanta Sports
The President of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Berge Brende, called for a "Marshall Plan" for the reconstruction of Ukraine, writes Spiegel. "Even without a peace agreement, which is unlikely at the moment, we have to start reconstruction work, at least in the areas controlled by Ukraine," Brende said.
The President of the European Parliament Josep Borrell said that the new security situation indicates the need to create a modern Joint Armed Forces in the EU. In recent decades, spending on defense in the EU has risen by only 20%, compared to 66% in the United States, 292% in Russia and 592% in China.
Continuation of martial law, "Terminators" in the Luhansk region, wounded collaborator in Enerhodar . The war. Top news of May 22
Martial law in Ukraine has been extended for another 90 days, the self-proclaimed head of the "people's administration" has been wounded in Enerhodar, Russians are trying to move to the borders of the Luhansk region and brought Terminators, Andrzej Duda made a speech in the Verkhovna Rada, and Anthony Blinken dedicated a song to Putin. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 88th day of the full-scale war.
The martial law in Ukraine and the terms of mobilization were extended for another 90 days — until August 23, 2022. On May 22, the parliament approved the relevant decrees of the President of Ukraine.
An explosion occurred in the morning of May 22 in Enerhodar, which was temporarily occupied by the Russians. The self-proclaimed head of the "people's administration" Andrii Shevchyk was wounded. This was announced by the mayor of Enerhodar Dmytro Orlov.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces repulsed 9 Russian attacks in the Donbas over the past 24 hours. Russian troops launched missile strikes on the Zaporizhzhia region, as well as shelling along the entire front line in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The intensity of shellings near Soledar, Sviatohirsk, Avdiyivka, Mykolaivka and Toretsk increased. In the Bakhmut direction, Russian troops fought in the Toshkivka, Komyshuvakha, Trypillya, and Vasylivka districts. Fighting continues in the area of the Lyman and Raihorodok. From four sides, the Russians are assaulting Severodonetsk and trying to reach the borders of the Luhansk region. For the second time in three days, explosions erupted in Malyn, Zhytomyr Region, killing at least one person.
Russia has transferred to the Donbas the only squadron of BMPT "Terminator", according to British intelligence. These are modern machines that cover tanks during combats. However, British intelligence is convinced that these vehicles will not be able to significantly affect the course of hostilities in the Donbas.
Polish President Andrzej Duda arrived in Kyiv and made a speech in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. In particular, he said that it was time to conclude a new agreement on good neighborliness between the countries, and also assured that Ukrainians in Poland "are not refugees but guests." Volodymyr Zelensky announced the special status of Polish citizens in Ukraine. The details of the special status are not reported yet.
Funerals of military forces of the Republic of Belarus, which signed contracts with Russian private military companies and took part in the war against Ukraine, took place in several settlements of Belarus.
Moldova needs to be equipped according to NATO standards so that the country can defend itself in the event of possible Russian aggression, said British Foreign Secretary Liz Trass. According to her, Moldova may become Putin's next goal, as he seeks territorial expansion.
The German Ministry of Defense has more than 60 Marder infantry fighting vehicles, which it does not plan to use and does not hand over to Ukraine. This was reported by the German tabloid Bild with reference to a secret document of the Ministry of Defense of Germany.
Finnish authorities have frozen the assets of Russian oligarchs and other individuals and companies subject to EU sanctions imposed after Russia's attack on Ukraine in the amount of 76 million euros.
More than a hundred cases of monkeypox have been confirmed worldwide. The Ministry of Health of Ukraine noted that no cases of monkeypox have been detected in Ukraine.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has dedicated to Putin the song "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" by American singer Taylor Swift.
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Russia has transferred to Donbas the only available operational squadron of tank support combat vehicles "Terminator", according to the British Ministry of Defense. Russia developed the Terminator after finding it necessary to provide special protection for the main battle tanks, which were used during the wars in Afghanistan and Chechnya. However, British intelligence is convinced that this technique will not be able to significantly affect the course of hostilities in the Donbas.
Russia has deployed launchers of the Iskander-M operational-tactical missile system in the Belgorod region, — the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reports.
During the day on May 21, the Ukrainian Armed Forces repulsed nine Russian attacks in the Donetsk and Luhansk directions.
In the Donetsk region on May 21, Russian armed groups shelled more than 10 settlements, killing seven people and injuring ten others, — the Donetsk regional police press service reported.
The situation in the Luhansk region remains tense. As a result of hostilities during the day, one person was killed and two were injured. Russian troops stormed Severodonetsk from four sides at once, but were repulsed and retreated to their previous positions. Round-the-clock artillery and mortar shelling of residential areas of the city continues.
There were single shellings in Kharkiv at night, no one was injured. At the same time, eight people were injured in the region during the day.
A Russian missile hit a civilian infrastructure facility in the Zaporizhzhia region. According to preliminary information, there are victims, the regional administration said.
On the night of May 21 in the temporarily occupied Melitopol of the Zaporizhzhia region, the Armed Forces of Ukraine together with guerrillas struck at the military infrastructure of the armed forces of the Russian Federation, said spokesman for the regional administration Ivan Arefiev. With the help of drones, radar stations of Russians who jammed communication signals and conducted reconnaissance were destroyed. Also, using multiple rocket launchers, the Ukrainian army hit 8 artillery units hidden in a field.
There are six Russian ships and two missile carriers in the Black Sea, — the press service of the South Operational Command said. According to the military, Russians are ready to use more than one and a half dozen shells. There are also two submarines in the berths of the Southern Bay of Sevastopol.
Russia is repeating its path in 2014 in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, preparing the so-called "referendums" in the temporarily occupied territories of southern Ukraine, despite the resistance of the local population, — the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
"Moscow has begun preparations for open falsification of the results of the 'referendum' on the creation of so-called 'people's republics' in the south of our state," — the statement said.
In addition, the occupation administrations of the Russian Federation in some cities of the Zaporizhzhia region force entrepreneurs to trade in rubles and arbitrarily set the "exchange rate", the Zaporizhzhia regional administration said.
Since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, health care facilities have received more than 260 ambulances from charities and partner governments, said Deputy Health Minister of Digital Development Maria Karchevych.
As of the morning of May 22, Russia has lost more than 29,000 troops in the fighting against the Ukrainian military, with approximately 200 Russians killed in the previous day.
The exchange of Medvedchuk, Russians do not have enough UAVs, Biden signed a bill on $40 billion aid. The war. The main news of May 21
Joe Biden has signed a $40 billion aid package, Russians are thinking over the possibility of exchanging Medvedchuk for Azovstal defenders, the Russian army has destroyed the bridge between Severodonetsk and Lysychansk, Ukraine has found alternative export routes, Mstyslav Chernov and Yevhen Maloletka are Heorhii Honhadze laureates. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 87th day of the full-scale war.
Biden has signed the bill providing $40 billion aid to Ukraine.
Ukraine needs M270 MLRS multiple rocket launchers to clear the territories, and there is a hope that a positive decision on their supply will be made during the next Rammstein meeting of defense ministers on May 23, said Volodymyr Zelensky.
The Russian army is trying to resume the offensive in the Sloviansk direction and is conducting active hostilities in the directions of Severodonetsk, Bakhmut, Avdiyivka and Kurakhove, according to the General Staff. Russians destroyed the bridge between Severodonetsk and Lysychansk for the second time. The first time was in 2014.
Several Russian missile strikes. In the Mykolaiv region the base of the construction company is destroyed. An object of military infrastructure was hit in the Rivne region. Six people were injured. Also, Russian troops shelled the Esman community in the Sumy region with artillery, and there was an air strike in the settlements north of Kharkiv.
In Ukraine, Russia tried to implement the concept of "reconnaissance strike", which was used in Syria. This involves the use of reconnaissance UAVs to determine targets that will be hit by combat aircraft or artillery. However, Russia is likely to be short of such equipment — this is exacerbated by restrictions on its domestic production capacity due to sanctions, according to the British Defense Ministry.
Leonid Slutsky, a chairman of the State Duma's committee on international affairs and a participant in negotiations with Ukraine, said Moscow would study the possibility of exchanging Putin's crony Viktor Medvedchuk for Ukrainian Azovstal defenders.
Ukraine has established two alternative land routes to deliver food exports and save Africa and other regions from starvation, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.
Ukraine is receiving US and Israeli protocols to combat the psychological consequences of the war, said First Lady Olena Zelenska.
As of the morning of May 21, more than 662 children got hurt in Ukraine as a result of Russian armed aggression. 232 children were killed and at least 430 injured. Data — Office of the Attorney General.
Portugal will join the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine, as well as provide up to 250 million euros in financial support. The memorandum was signed by the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal and the Prime Minister of Portugal Antonio Costa.
A laureate of Associated Press photojournalists Mstyslav Chernov and Yevhen Maloletka won the Heorhii Honhadze Prize. They covered the events in the blockade of Mariupol at the beginning of the war.
A flash mob of gratitude to the countries that sheltered Ukrainians who were forced to leave their homes as a result of the Russian invasion started in Kyiv on May 21, Europe Day.
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Starting May 22, there will be no Russian gas, oil and electricity in Lithuania. "This is an expression of our solidarity with the Ukraine at war, we cannot allow the Russian military machine to be financed with our money," said Energy Minister Dainius Cravis.
Canada will provide more than $200 million in credit to Ukraine through the International Monetary Fund. These funds come on the top of the already provided aid.
Russian army continues the offensive on the eastern front to establish full control over the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions and to maintain the land corridor with the temporarily occupied Crimea, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports on the morning of May 21. In the Donetsk region, Russians shelled the entire front line from the Mariinska to the Lymanska community. About 50 houses were destroyed in the Luhansk region during the day. A coal bunker in a mine caught fire in Lysychansk. Some people were killed and wounded.
Explosions and shelling were heard in the morning throughout the whole Kherson Oblast. The occupied villages in the region are on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe. The only way out is to the occupied Crimea.
In the morning, the Russian army shelled Sumy Oblast with artillery. Explosions were heard in Kherson, Kharkiv, and Kyiv around midday on May 21. Ukrainian air defence shot down a rocket over Vinnytsia. In addition, Russia attacked the Rivne region. The number of casualties and destruction is currently unknown.
Eight people, including a child, were injured during the yesterday's rocket attack on the Cultural Centre in Lozova, Kharkiv region, reported the head of the regional administration Syniehubov. Two out of three rockets were shot down by Ukrainian forces during the attack.
Firefighters put out fire after rocket attacks in Kharkiv.
232 children died and at least 430 were wounded as a result of the Russian full-scale invasion in Ukraine according to the official data of juvenile prosecutors.
President Zelensky revealed for the first time how evacuation of the military from Azovstal was being prepared in the temporarily occupied Mariupol. Ukraine was preparing the operation together with international mediators including France, Israel, Turkey, and Switzerland.
"Dozens, hundreds of times I talked to the leaders of other states to provide me with appropriate weapons, so our military can reach Mariupol and save them. Our people were ready to try even though they were 90% sure they won't survive. There are absolutely many heroes who wanted to help as much as possible," emphasised Zelensky. According to the president, many Ukrainian pilots died trying to deliver food, water and medicine to the plant, as well as to retrieve injured and killed. Ukrainian aviation was shot down by a powerful Russian air defence. Azovstal sheltered not only the National Guard, but also members of police and Security Service of Ukraine, military doctors, and about 400 border guards. Civilians also took refuge there. As of the evening of May 20, all civilians, doctors, and injured fighters have been moved out from Azovstal. "It seems to me that in the near future, less than in days, all will be moved out," added the president.
The evacuation of the Ukrainian military from Azovstal started on the night of May 16. The plan is to return all the servicemen to the territory controlled by Ukraine via the exchange procedure. The International Committee of the Red Cross registers hundreds of fighters of the Azov unit, who were taken by the Russians from the Azovstal plant in Mariupol.
Fights for Severodonetsk, Gepards from Germany, air defense Patriot, a new virus. War. The main things for May 20
New evidence of Russian civilian shootings in Kyiv region, missile systems deployed in Belarus, Putin will not stop the war even if the Russians want it, G7 allocates $20 billion in aid to Ukraine, Gerhard Schroeder left Rosneft, a new virus outbreak in the world. Suspilne the main news of the 86th day of the full-scale war.
The New York Times has gained access to videos of evidence that the Russian military shot dead eight men in Bucha. In a March 4 video, Russians lead a group of nine blindfolded men to a base they set up. The second video, from March 5, shows the corpses of the same people near the office building.
Relatives of the Ukrainian military, who defended the besieged Azovstal plant in Mariupol, appealed to Turkey to act as a guarantor to save lives and return the military home. Relatives are also asking to be able to pick up the bodies of the dead soldiers.
Two missile divisions of the Tochka-U tactical missile complex and the Tornado rocket launcher division have been deployed in Belarus, the General Staff reports. In the Donbas — intense shelling along the entire front line. In the Luhansk region, Russian troops are trying to storm Lysychansk and Severodonetsk, and fighting is under way near Popasna. In the Donetsk region, there were battles in the Lyman and Bakhmut areas and an offensive by the Russian army in the direction of Novomykhailivka (10 km south of Marinka), but without success. In the Kharkiv region, near the village of Yaremivka, the Russians are trying to build a pontoon crossing over the Seversky Donets River, and destroyed the Palace of Culture in Lozova with a missile strike. Eight residents were injured, including an 11-year-old girl.
US President Joe Biden will sign a law on a $40 billion aid package to Ukraine during his stay in South Korea, CNN reports. Biden began his trip to Seoul on Thursday, May 19. Meanwhile, The Washington Post reports that the United States will provide Ukraine with Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems and long-range artillery as part of a $40 billion aid package.
Germany will hand over 15 Gepard self-propelled artillery units to Ukraine in July 2022. According to Spiegel, this was stated in a telephone conversation between the Ministers of Defense of Ukraine and Germany Oleksiy Reznikov and Christine Lambrecht.
U.S. intelligence does not believe Putin will end the war, even if the Russians want it to, according to CNN. In addition, US intelligence doubts that the war will lead to a change of government in Russia, at least in the short term. According to them, this shows the centralization that Putin has achieved over 20 years in power.
The White House is working to hand over anti-ship missiles to Ukraine, including the Harpoon, to overcome the naval blockade by Russia. But the decision has a number of technical difficulties, and Ukraine's allies are hesitant to take the step, fearing a backlash from Russia, according to Reuters.
The G7 countries have raised $19.8 billion in financial assistance to Ukraine amid its opposition to Russian aggression and have pledged to increase support if needed. Also, Ukraine received the second tranche of macro-financial assistance from the European Union in the amount of 600 million euros. This was announced by the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. She also said that the EU was exploring possible ways to use the frozen assets of Russian oligarchs to finance Ukraine's post-war reconstruction.
Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and CEO of Nord Stream AG (Nord Stream-2 operator) Matthias Warnigh have left the board of directors of Russia's Rosneft. On 19 May, the European Parliament voted to impose sanctions on Schroeder.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is convening an emergency meeting of experts to discuss the outbreak of monkeypox in a number of countries. Cases of the virus have been reported in Australia, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Italy, the United Kingdom, Sweden and the United States.
As of the morning of May 20, more than 659 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of armed aggression by the Russian Federation. 232 children were killed and at least 427 injured. Data — the Prosecutor General's Office.
Russia has stated that it will stop exporting gas to Finland on May 21, 2022, because the Finnish side refused to switch to a new payment scheme — in rubles, not euros.
42 countries supported Ukraine's lawsuit against Russia in the UN Court, said Volodymyr Zelensky.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine, day 86. Online updates.
Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhnyi said that Ukrainian defenders managed to take away a strategic initiative from the Russian army and forced it to abandon the assault on Kyiv. At the meeting of the NATO Military Committee, he noted that today Ukrainian defenders managed to unblock Kharkiv and Mykolaiv, battles are ongoing in the Kherson direction. However, Russians maintain high-intensity missile attacks, firing 10-14 ballistic and cruise missiles per day.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky became the most influential person in 2022 according to the results of the Time readers' survey.
After capturing Mariupol, the Russian Federation will move forces to other parts of Donbas, reports the U.K. MoD military intelligence. However, the Russian forces that attacked Mariupol need to renew supplies, which may take a long time. The report also indicates that more than 1,700 Ukrainian servicemen left Azovstal. It is currently unknown how many people remain in the semi-destructed steel plant.
In the Luhansk region, the invaders are trying to storm Lysychansk and Severodonetsk. Civilian houses all over the region are destroyed and burned. 13 people were killed in the past 24 hours.
Intensive shelling continues along the entire front line in the Donetsk region. 13 settlements were shelled with tanks, artillery, MRLs, and aviation. The city of Bakhmut has suffered rocket attacks 4 times during the night. 10 people were killed in the region.
Mykolaiv and Kharkiv regions endured shelling in the morning, according to the military and civil administrations report at 8 a.m.
Not a single building in the city was left undamaged said the head of the Luhansk Military Administration Serhii Haidai. "Rubizhne experienced the same fate as Mariupol. The industrial city has been completely destroyed. There are cemeteries in people's courtyards", he said.
The New York Times released new evidence of Russian crimes during the occupation of Bucha in the Kyiv region. A CCTV recording showing Russian paratroopers executing 8 captive Ukrainian volunteer fighters in Bucha in March 2022 was published by Evan Hill, The New York Times.
The court hearing on the Russian serviceman Shishimarin's case, who is accused of killing a civilian in the Sumy region, continues in Kyiv. The 21-year-old commander of the Kantemir Division has already pleaded guilty: he says he was ordered to shoot. Shishimarin faces between 10 and 15 years in prison or a life sentence.
The Russian army still intends to attack Ukraine from the sea and has formed two marine detachments to consolidate the positions on Serpent Island, reports the Operational Command South. However, the stormy weather of the Black Sea forces them to take refuge closer to their bases in the temporarily occupied Crimea. Two ships equipped with cruise missile systems remain in the sea, hence the missile threat persists.
$40 billion for lend-lease, international tribunal, Tsarev's detention, Italy's peace plan. The war. The main news of May 19
The US Senate approved $40 billion aid for Ukraine, the European Parliament voted to establish an international tribunal for Russia and sanctions for Gerhard Schroeder, the SBU detained Oleg Tsarev's brother, the Russians shelled Bakhmut, the US appointed an ambassador to Ukraine, and Italy has a peace plan. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 85th day of the full-scale war.
On May 17, the International Committee of the Red Cross began registering servicemen leaving the Azovstal plant, including the wounded. Hundreds of POW are involved, the organization said, adding that this was at the request of the parties. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that since May 16, 1,730 Ukrainian servicemen have left Azovstal, 80 of them were wounded.
The US Senate has approved $40 billion aid for Ukraine. It must now be signed by President Joseph Biden.
The European Parliament supported a resolution calling on the EU to establish a special tribunal on the crime of aggression against Ukraine.
The Security Service of Ukraine has stated that it has detained the brother of former Ukrainian People's Deputy Oleh Tsarev, who fled Ukraine to Russia in 2014 after the Revolution of Dignity. According to the agency, the man was preparing a series of explosions at infrastructure. During the search, police found weapons and ammunition, TNT grenades, bank cards and Russian passports.
In the Donetsk region, Russian troops fired heavy artillery at Bakhmut, Soledar, Kramatorsk, Kostiantynivka, Lyman, Mykolayivka, Krasnohorivka, and New York, also there were combats near Avdiivka. In the Luhansk region — battles along the front line, assault attempts in the Severodonetsk region. Also — shelling of the Dnipropetrovsk region, border areas of Sumy region and Chornobayivka in the Kherson region.
The governor of the Kursk region of the Russian Federation Roman Starovoit told about shelling of the settlement of Tyotkino. According to Starovoit, the target was a distillery. It is said that several houses were damaged and some people were injured.
The United States has appointed a new ambassador to Ukraine. The Senate unanimously voted for diplomat Bridget Brink. She previously headed the US diplomatic mission in Slovakia.
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson has stated that Ukraine will receive an additional package of military aid of £1.3 billion. It will include long-range artillery, anti-ship missiles and drones. And Australia will hand over to Ukraine an additional batch of armored personnel carriers, radiation monitoring equipment and medical supplies. These include 20 Bushmaster armored personnel carriers and 14 American M113 tracked armored personnel carriers.
Poland will hand over 25,000 tons of gasoline to Ukraine. The fuel will start arriving on May 23, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Yuliia Svyrydenko said following talks with Polish Minister of Climate and Environment Anna Moskva.
The Italian Foreign Ministry has submitted a peace plan to the UN, which provides for a ceasefire and a gradual settlement of the situation in Ukraine. Main theses: demilitarization of the front under UN supervision, rapid accession of Ukraine to the EU, but not NATO, the agreement between Ukraine and Russia in Donbas and Crimea, a new treaty on peace and security in Europe.
The European Parliament has voted in favor of imposing sanctions on German Ex-Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder over his cooperation with Russian energy companies. The German Bundestag has also imposed sanctions against Schroeder. The European Parliament resolution states that Schroeder continues to act in the interests of Russian energy companies such as Rosneft.
British intelligence reports that Russia is looking for those responsible for the failures of the Russian army, the removal or dismissal of several senior commanders, this should create an additional burden on the centralized command model, and in such circumstances it will be difficult to return the initiative.
The European Parliament has voted to abolish EU import duties on all Ukrainian exports for one year.
Britain has imposed new sanctions against Russia in the aviation sector. These are several large Russian airlines. The restrictions will not allow them to earn up to £ 50 million on landings at major UK airports, the government said.
As of the morning of May 19, more than 658 children got hurt in Ukraine as a result of armed aggression by the Russian Federation. 231 children were killed and at least 427 injured. Data — the Prosecutor General's Office.
In the Kyiv region, as a result of Russian actions, more than 4,500 high-rise buildings and private houses were destroyed, the Kyiv RMA reported.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine, day 85. Online updates.
The Russian army does not stop the offensive in the Eastern Operational Zone. The main efforts of the Russian army are focused on the Donetsk direction. The Ukrainian Armed Forces repulsed 16 attacks of Russian troops on this front. The intensity of shelling of peaceful areas in the Donbas is not decreasing. At night, Russian troops shelled the Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Kherson, and Mykolayiv regions. Massive shelling of border areas was in the Sumy region. The Russian military fired artillery, mortars and small arms.
On May 19, Russian occupation forces launched an air strike on Bakhmut. Rescuers rescued six people from the rubbles. The day before, the body of a two-year-old child was retrieved from the rubbles of a house destroyed by Russian militaries in the city. In total, 10 civilians were killed and 7 others were wounded in the shelling of the Russian Federation on May 18 in the Donetsk region.
Two more children died in Lyman. Russian troops struck the town with cruise missiles and "Smerch" MLRS.
In the Kherson region, Russian troops shelled a column of civilian cars using GRAD MLRS. At least three people were killed and six others were seriously injured, said the head of the Kryvyi Rih military administration Oleksandr Vilkul.
According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, as of May 18, 3,778 civilians had been killed in Ukraine (26 more than the day before) and 4,186 had been injured (124 more than before).
The Russian occupation authorities have announced plans to destroy the Azovstal metallurgical plant and turn Mariupol into a resort city. Thus, Russia will not gain the economic benefits as it earlier hoped to by capturing the city. This information was stated in the analytical material of the Institute for War Studies (ISW) on May 18.
Over the past week, Ukraine's direct economic losses due to the destruction and damage of civilian and military infrastructure increased by $ 3.1 billion. As of May 19, the total amount of direct documented infrastructure losses is almost $97.4 billion or ₴2.9 trillion. This was stated in the analysis of the KSE Institute team.
The US Senate unanimously voted for diplomat Bridget Brink as US Ambassador to Ukraine. This was reported by Reuters on the morning of May 19. Brink headed the US diplomatic mission in Slovakia. The US Ambassador will arrive in Ukraine after three years of waiting.
Poland will transfer 25,000 tons of gasoline from its reserves to saturate the fuel market amid its shortage. Fuel will start arriving in Ukraine from Poland next week (May 23). This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Yuliia Svyrydenko following talks with the Minister of Climate and Environment Anna Moskva on May 18.
The Canadian Parliament unanimously passed a resolution recognizing the mass deportation of Crimean Tatars in 1944 as an act of genocide. Canada became the fourth country to recognize deportation as genocide, as Ukraine, Lithuania and Latvia had done.
The plan to rebuild Ukraine, guerrillas in Melitopol, Russia stole 400 thousand tons of grain.The war. The main news of May 18
Russian servicemen abduct Suspilne employee in Kherson, Ukrainian Armed Forces continue to liberate Kharkiv region, Ukrainian guerrillas in Melitopol, European Commission approves Ukraine's reconstruction plan, Finland and Sweden apply to NATO, Canada bans Putin. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 84th day of the full-scale war.
On May 16 from the apartment in temporarily occupied Kherson the militaries of the Russian Federation kidnapped an engineer of Suspilne Kherson Oleksii Vorontsov. This was reported by his wife. It is unknown where the Suspilne employee is now. Suspilne demands the release of an employee abducted by the Russian occupiers.
In the temporarily occupied Melitopol, guerrillas liquidated high-ranking Russian servicemen, Zaporizhzhia RMA reported. And later, near the city, a Russian military train derailed, detonating ammunition. The negligence of the Russian military led to the improper condition of the railway tracks, says Ivan Arefiev, a spokesman for the Zaporizhzhia Regional State Administration:
In the Kharkiv region, the Ukrainian military liberated Dementievka, and fighting continues in the area of Ternova and the village of Dovhenke. In the Donetsk region — battles and attempts to storm the Russians in the Bakhmut area, in the Avdiyivka and Kurakhove directions — in the Pobeda area, without success, and fighting near the Lyman. In the Luhansk region — battles along the front line, attempts of Russian troops to advance towards Severodonetsk. Russians shelled the Chernihiv and Sumy regions with artillery and mortars, and in the morning they attacked Dnipro with missiles, 3 people injured.
The bombing of the Azovstal plant in Mariupol could damage a technical facility containing tens of thousands of tons of concentrated hydrogen sulfide solution. This could threaten the complete extinction of the Sea of Azov, the Mariupol City Council said.
The European Commission has approved the Reconstruction Plan for Ukraine. RebuildUkraine program includes plans of rebuilding the infrastructure according to the latest standards in order to maximize Ukraine's integration with the EU, reform the rule of law and fight corruption. The European Commission is also offering another 9 billion euros in aid to Ukraine. This was stated by the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. And Britain wants to use Russia's frozen assets to rebuild Ukraine.
Ukrainian footballer, owner of the Ballon d'Or Andrii Shevchenko became the first ambassador of the national brand UNITED24 — an initiative that should unite the efforts of international partners, donors, philanthropists to support Ukraine.
Russia has stolen about 400,000 tons of grain from Ukraine, and the blockade of ports makes it impossible to export Ukrainian raw materials. This could lead to famine and the global food crisis. Data — Committee on Economic Development.
Finland and Sweden have formally applied to join NATO. The entry process is expected to take only a few weeks. However, the Financial Times quoted its own sources as saying that Turkey had blocked NATO's initial decision to process the applications because of demands from Bloomberg: Sweden and Finland should condemn the Kurdistan Workers' Party and its affiliates, and the EU should lift restrictions on arms exports. Turkey, which was introduced after the country's invasion of Syria in 2019. In addition, among the demands of the Turkish side is to return the supply program of F-35 fighters.
Foreign Minister Liz Trass has said Britain supports the establishment of an international criminal tribunal to try Russian President Vladimir Putin and other Russians for invading Ukraine.
Russian serviceman Vadym Shishimarin, who killed an unarmed civilian Ukrainian in the Sumy region, pleaded guilty during the first court hearing in the case.
More than 653 children suffered in Ukraine as a result of armed aggression of the Russian Federation. 229 children were killed and at least 424 injured. Data — Office of the Attorney General.
Canada has banned Putin and thousands of Russians from entering. According to the Minister of Public Security Marco Mendicino, these are those who have already come under Canadian sanctions for their role in Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and now they will be barred from entering the country.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine, day 84. Online updates.
"The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish…" — President Zelensky spoke at the opening of the 75th Cannes Festival, quoting words from the film The Great Dictator by Charlie Chaplin (1940). He received standing ovation.
Russia could agree to the evacuation of the military from Azovstal to declare control over Mariupol as soon as possible, suggests the Institute for the Study of War. The Kremlin could also agree to such a deal to divert the attention of critics from the overall slow pace of the invasion, military analysts said.
Last night, buses with Ukrainian military from Azovstal arrived at the temporarily occupied Olenivka in the Donetsk region, Reuters reported. In the photo, Ukrainian fighters from Azovstal evacuated to the temporarily occupied Olenivka.
53 seriously wounded soldiers were taken to the hospital of the occupied Novoazovsk, and another 211 to Olenivka, Donetsk region. The plan is to return them to the territory controlled by Ukraine under the exchange procedure.
The Russian Federation continues massive shelling of the entire territory of the Luhansk region. Russians once again shelled the Azot chemical plant. 15 artillery attacks were carried out in Severodonetsk, 12 apartment buildings were destroyed. On May 17, villages of Popasna community suffered missile and bomb strikes from Su-35 planes. There are killed and wounded.
Heavy battles continue in the Donetsk region for Drobysheve near Lyman, as Russian troops are trying to establish control it. The positions of the Armed Forces and civilian settlements are also being shelled. 7 people were killed and 6 injured in the past 24 hours.
Shelling continues in Mykolaiv and Kherson region: the invaders are attacking the positions of the Ukrainian Forces and destroying infrastructure in the occupied villages. Ukrainian troops carried out 110 strikes on the Russian troops' positions along the frontline in Mykolaiv and Kherson regions.
In Dnipro, debris of a missile shot by anti-air defence fell on a civilian house: a woman was wounded, two more people received injuries, and two houses were damaged, reported the head of the regional administration Reznichenko. Another missile hit a transport infrastructure facility and destroyed it.
Photo credit: Valentyn Reznichenko's Telegram channel
Also, Russia launched a missile attack on a settlement in the Odesa region, reported the operational command South.
In Mariupol, the Russian military destroyed a synagogue.
The U.S. announced the launch of a program to collect and analyze evidence of Russian war crimes in Ukraine.
French President Macron said that Ukraine's application to join the EU will be reviewed during the European Council summit in June.
Turkey named its conditions for supporting Finland and Sweden's applications to join NATO. In particular, the new candidates should recognize the concern about the Kurdish armed groups — Bloomberg.
Meanwhile, in Brussels, the Swedish and Finnish ambassadors to NATO have submitted application letters to join the alliance.
Evacuation from Azovstal, peace talks on pause, Senate pre-approved $40 billion. War. The main things for May 17
Ukrainian military continues to be evacuated from Azovstal, talks between Ukraine and Russia are suspended, Russians fire rockets at several regions again at night and in the morning, and try to break through the border in Sumy region. Court. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 83rd day of the full-scale war.
The evacuation of the Ukrainian military from Azovstal has been going on since last night. 264 of them were taken to the temporarily occupied Novoazovsk and Olenivka in the Donetsk region. They plan to return them to the territory controlled by Ukraine by the exchange procedure. It became known today that on May 18 the State Duma of Russia will consider a bill banning the exchange of "Nazi criminals", and on May 26 the Supreme Court of Russia will begin a case on the recognition of "Azov" as a terrorist organization. At around 6 pm, Reuters reported that at least seven more buses with Ukrainian servicemen had left Azovstal accompanied by Russians.
The General Staff stated that the Mariupol garrison had fulfilled its combat mission — in total, the defenders of Mariupol detained about 20,000 Russian servicemen. This did not allow the Russians to capture Zaporizhya, to surround the Ukrainian military in the Donbas.
Negotiations between Ukraine and Russia have been suspended, said Mikhail Podoliak, an adviser to the head of the President's Office: the Russian side is still talking about the "Nazis" and Ukraine is not going to give up anything to "save Putin's face". However, the talks will resume and the moderator, according to Podoliak, may be Volodymyr Zelensky. The head of the Ukrainian delegation to the talks with Russia, David Arahamiya, explained that Ukraine had suspended the talks and paused to finalize the documents.
At night, Russian troops fired on the Lviv region. One missile hit a military facility in Yavoriv district. There are no victims. At the same time, air defense forces shot down three cruise missiles. In the Chernihiv region, the Russians fired on the village of Desna in the morning, and in the Sumy region, they fired five missiles at Okhtyrka and tried to break through the border in the Seredyna-Buda area, but failed. In the Donetsk region — an offensive along the entire line of contact, missile strikes in the areas of Bakhmut, Klinov, Soledar and Vovchoyarivka, an unsuccessful assault on Marinka. In the Luhansk region — an attempt by the Russians to attack in the direction of Borovenki and Severodonetsk, and fighting on the entire front.
The United States has successfully tested a supersonic missile for the first time. It happened on May 14 over the Pacific Ocean in Southern California. The AGM-183A was dropped from a B-52H bomber and accelerated to a speed of more than Mach 5 (five times faster than the speed of sound).
The US Senate held a procedural vote for a $40 billion package of financial assistance to Ukraine. The senators overwhelmingly supported the aid, according to Bloomberg. The final approval of the package is scheduled for May 18. Meanwhile, the G7 finance ministers during a meeting on May 18-20 in Bonn, Germany, plan to agree on a package of aid to Ukraine in the amount of 15 billion euros, as well as discuss an alternative to the oil embargo on Russia, writes Reuters.
EU High Representative Josep Borrell said that the European Union had developed an action plan to open "corridors" for the export of Ukrainian grain blocked by Russia in Ukraine's seaports.
The government is suspending regulation of gasoline prices, said First Deputy Prime Minister Yulia Svyrydenko.
The Kremlin is punishing military commanders for defeats in Ukraine, according to Ukrainian intelligence. In particular, the arrest of Vice Admiral Igor Osipov, Commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, for the loss of the Moscow cruiser, the removal of Vladislav Yershov, who commanded the Sixth Army of the Russian Armed Forces, the commander of the First Tank Army of the Western Military District and Lieutenant General Sergei Kishel.
42 investigators, forensic experts and employees of the International Criminal Court arrived in Ukraine to investigate Russia's war crimes. This was stated by ISS Prosecutor Karim Khan. According to him, this is the largest group of court employees since the establishment of his office.
Finland and Sweden will apply for membership in the North Atlantic Alliance at the same time — it will happen on Wednesday, May 18. This was stated by the Prime Minister of Sweden Magdalena Andersson.
As of May 17, at least 299 children had been killed and another 423 wounded in Russian aggression. Data — the Prosecutor General's Office.
The SBU has already identified 1,140 Russian servicemen who mocked civilians in the Kyiv region.
A farewell ceremony for the first president of independent Ukraine, Leonid Kravchuk, took place on May 17 in Kyiv. He died on May 10 at the age of 88.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine, day 83. Online updates.
In his evening address on the day 82 of the war Volodymyr Zelensky informed that the operation was started to save the Mariupol defenders: “We hope that we will be able to save the lives of our guys. Some of them are seriously injured, and they receive medical care. Ukraine needs its heroes alive.”
On the evening of April 16, 53 critically wounded Ukrainian military personnel were evacuated from Azovstal to Novoazovsk Hospital on the territory of the illegitimate republic of DPR, Deputy Minister of Defense Maliar reported. Another 211 were evacuated through the humanitarian corridor to the occupied Olenivka. The plan is to return all the servicemen to the territory controlled by Ukraine via the exchange procedure. Some fighters remain on "Azovstal", and all necessary measures for their rescue are underway.
According to the General Staff, the higher military command gave an order to the commanders of the units in Azovstal to save the lives of the personnel. The Mariupol garrison performed a combat mission: the Ukrainian military in Mariupol contained about 20,000 Russian fighters. While main Russian forces were held around Mariupol, it was possible to prepare and build defence lines, which Ukrainian troops still hold today and repel Russian attacks.
A grave with civilians was discovered in the Kyiv region, a citizen of the Czech Republic among them. Three bodies were found in a pit near Makarov, Bucha district. Russian troops were located there during the hostilities. A grenade trap was found next to the grave, reported the chief of police of Kyiv region.
During the night, the Russian Federation carried out one of the most intense missile attacks on Lviv region. According to the mayor, no missiles reached Lviv thanks to the anti-air defence. However, the missile strike damaged a railway facility in the Yavorivsky district in Lviv region.
At dawn, a rocket attack was carried out on Okhtyrka in the Sumy region. Five Russian rockets hit a kindergarten, cafe, houses, and apartment buildings. A fire broke out, at least five people received injuries.
Photo credit: Suspilne Sumy, Dmytro Zhyvytsky's telegram channel.
Also, Russian forces shelled Ukrainian Border Guard Service units near Bilokopytove in the Sumy region. In the morning, the Russian military launched a rocket attack on the village of Desna in Chernihiv region. According to preliminary information, some people were killed and injured.
The Russian military once again shelled the single functioning hospital in Severodonetsk. Two more hospital buildings are now damaged. Popasna district suffered airstrikes as well. In total, ten people in Luhansk region were killed and three were injured in the past 24 hours. Photo credit: Serhii Haidai's Telegram channel
The entire front line in the Donetsk region is under constant massive shelling. During the day, 8 people were killed by shelling, and 6 were wounded. 32 residential buildings, a school, 9 industrial facilities were damaged. Krasnohorivka has lost its electricity supply.
Russia is increasingly using artillery against Ukrainian troops, as it does not want to risk its combat aviation, according to the U.K. intelligence. According to the Pentagon, Russia has concentrated more than 50 of the 106 battalion tactical groups operating in Ukraine in the southern regions.
Kosovo has announced sanctions against Russia and Belarus due to the war in Ukraine, in particular, against the private military company Wagner Group.
While still depending on Russian crude oil, Germany reduced its share of consumption from 35% to 12%. This is reported by Yermak-McFaul's international expert group.
The U.S. Army has signed two contracts to produce Javelin missiles and related equipment and services for a total of $309 million. Some of them are intended to help Ukraine.
The U.S. Senate has pre-approved $40 billion in aid to Ukraine and plans to make a final decision on May 18. The European Union has agreed to provide 500 million euros in aid to Ukraine, said the head of EU diplomacy Josep Borrell. The total, Ukraine will receive the international aid of 2 billion euros. The funds will be used for heavy weapons: armoured vehicles, tanks, heavy artillery, and ammunition.
At the same time, the Foreign Ministers of the EU countries did not agree on the sixth package of sanctions, which implies embargo on Russian energy resources.
CSTO summit, cyber war, battles for the Luhansk region. The war. Top news of May 16
A rally at UN headquarters, a summit of CSTO member states, Russians focus on seizing the Luhansk region, Hungary asking for money to support embargo, Russian hackers declaring cyber war, Ukraine has a chance to join NATO without a Plan of Action, McDonald’s is leaving Russia. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 82nd day of the full-scale war.
During a press conference in Istanbul, relatives of Ukrainian servicemen defending Azovstal called on Turkish and Chinese leaders Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Xi Jinping to help rescue wounded soldiers. Also, today more than 200 Ukrainians rallied in Vienna at the UN headquarters, where a conference is being held on May 16 and 17 to discuss the war in Ukraine. The Demands are to stop the war in Ukraine and save the military in "Azovstal".
Azov Commander Denys Prokopenko, who is on Azovstal, has written a new appeal. He stressed that the Ukrainian military had fulfilled its combat mission in Mariupol. Earlier, on May 16, the Russian Defense Ministry said that an agreement had been reached with representatives of the Ukrainian militaries blocked at Azovstal in Mariupol to take the wounded to Novoazovsk Hospital, a territory of the self-proclaimed "DPR".
Ukraine hit the positions of Russian troops in the Izium district of Kharkiv region, as well as in the area of Davydiv Brid in the Kherson region, destroying Russian ammunition depots, according to the General Staff. In the Donetsk region, the Russian Federation attempted to advance in the areas of Sukha Balka and Shandrygolovo again, but the offensive in the direction of the Lyman had no success. In the Luhansk region, Russia suffered losses in battles near Borivske. Russians also attacked Severodonetsk, Lysychansk, Pryvillia, Novodruzhesk, Rubizhne, Voyevodivka and Bilohorivka with artillery and multiple rocket launchers.
Russian troops are likely to abandon the encirclement of Ukrainian units from Donetsk to Izium and focus on capturing the Luhansk region, say analysts at the American Institute for War Studies. All because of bad actions, but now Russia is concentrating on the battle for Severodonetsk.
By mid-March, about a hundred Russian tankers surrendered. Total losses of the first tank army of the Russian armed forces: 409 military and 308 tanks — according to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
A summit of CSTO member states took place in Moscow. Unrecognized by a number of states, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that the CSTO member states are not as united as they would like, and Putin spoke again about biological weapons and said that he did not see any problems for Russia in Sweden's and Finland's accession to NATO, but "the expansion of military infrastructure in this area will certainly provoke our response."
Denmark, Iceland and Norway welcomed the decision of Finland and Sweden to join NATO and promised to ensure their security during the processing of their applications. This is stated in a joint statement of the governments of the three countries.
Viktor Orbán was elected Prime Minister of Hungary for the fifth time. He reiterated that Budapest should not "interfere" in the war in Ukraine. Meanwhile, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Siyarto claims that the country needs 15-18 billion euros to be able to do without Russian oil and support the embargo. In order for Hungary to do so, the EU is ready to finance the construction of additional oil pipelines to the country, writes the Spanish newspaper El Pais.
Germany plans to suspend imports of Russian oil by the end of the year, even if the European Union does not agree on an EU-wide embargo on the next package of sanctions. This was reported by Bloomberg with reference to the German government. According to a poll by the sociological company SW Research, almost three quarters of Poles support the introduction of a full embargo on energy from Russia.
Ukraine has a chance to become a member of NATO without a phase of the Action Plan, said Christina Quinn, US Chargé d'Affaires in Ukraine. She added that she spoke only about the position of the United States on this issue, and not the rest of the Alliance. Quinn also explained that Ukraine can receive Soviet-style aircraft from US allies in NATO. Washington does not block such supplies.
The European Union received all Ukraine's answers in a questionnaire, which is a necessary step to obtain EU candidate status.
A Ukrainian court has seized more than $ 12.4 billion in assets from Alfa-Bank linked to Russian oligarch Mikhail Friedman. These are securities of companies registered in Cyprus that have been affiliated with Friedman. He allegedly planned to take them abroad, says Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova.
As of the morning of May 16, more than 650 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of armed aggression by the Russian Federation. 229 children were killed and at least 421 injured. Data — the Prosecutor General's Office.
Since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion on May 12, Ukraine has received more than $125 million in cryptocurrency donations. Ethereum (almost $ 53 million) and Bitcoin (over $ 32.4 million) paid the most. More than half of the donations will be spent on the army, the rest — on humanitarian purposes.
On May 16, the Russian hacker group Killnet declared "cyber war" on the governments of ten countries, which they said supported "Nazis and Russophobia."
McDonald’s is leaving Russia and selling its business there. The company said that continuing to work in Russia does not meet its values.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine, day 82. Online updates.
The Ukrainian military went to the state border in the Kharkiv region - this was reported last night in the 227th battalion of the Territorial Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Also in the morning, Russian troops tried to break through the state border in Sumy region, according to the head of the regional administration Zhyvytskyi. Fire was opened from mortars, grenade launchers, machine guns and submachine guns. Under cover of fire, Russian DRGs tried to enter the region, and border guards pushed them beyond the border.
The Russian army has focused its main efforts on the Donetsk direction, and is also trying to deter the counteroffensive of the Ukrainian Defense Forces north of Kharkiv, according to the General Staff.
Russian troops launched an air strike on the Odesa region: damaged tourist infrastructure, destroyed buildings, a fire broke out, according to the Operational Command "Pivden". According to preliminary data, two adults were injured, a child was seriously injured.
In the morning on May 16 the Ingulsky area of Mykolaiv fired at troops of Russia. There was a fire in the store. Remains of a rocket-propelled grenade launcher were found near the place of impact.
Photo: SES in the Mykolaiv area
The Russian occupiers have been shelling Donetsk region with air bombs, air-to-ground missiles and opening fire from Hail and Tornado jet systems all day. Six people were killed and 12 others were injured.
In Mariupol, the occupiers are trying to find and block exits from Azovstal bunkers. The Russians are conducting all ground operations only on the perimeter of the plant, said Mariupol Mayor's Adviser Petro Andryushchenko. He refuted the fake Russian propaganda that a group of Ukrainian servicemen came out with a white flag.
Since the beginning of the full-scale war in Ukraine, 229 children have died and more than 421 have been injured, the Prosecutor General's Office said.
Volodymyr Zelenskyi replaced the commander of the Territorial Defense Forces. The president fired Yuri Galushkin and appointed Igor Tantsyura. Prior to Tantsyur's appointment, he was Chief of Staff - Deputy Commander of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
In Luhansk region, mobile communication has been partially restored, in Lysychansk there is electricity in some places, there is no centralized water supply in the whole region. There will be enough natural gas reserves in Luhansk region for two months. However, the region is constantly under fire. The Russian Federation is conducting a massive attack in Severodonetsk. There, as a result of the shelling of the hospital, 2 people were killed and 9 - including one child - were injured. In order to deter the Russian offensive in this direction, the Ukrainian military blew up the railway bridges between Rubizhne and Severodonetsk.
The Russians are trying to hide the results of the shelling of the building of the Zaporizhzhya NPP training center. Trenches, sandbags, concrete blocks and other engineering barriers have been dug along the entire perimeter of the NPP, Energoatom's press service reports. And the occupiers forbade the NPP employees to come to work with telephones.
The deployment of Belarusian troops along the border with Ukraine is likely to consolidate existing Ukrainian troops there and could prevent them from reinforcing units in the Donbas, according to British intelligence.
Germany plans to stop importing Russian oil by the end of the year, even if the EU does not agree on an EU-wide embargo on the next package of sanctions, according to Bloomberg, citing sources in the German government.
A large-scale NATO exercise, one of the largest military exercises in the country since 1991, will start in Estonia on 16 May. They were planned a few months before the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The training will last until June 3. According to The Guardian, the exercise, codenamed "Siil 2022", will involve 15,000 troops from 14 countries. 7,000 reservists from the Estonian Defense Forces will take part in the exercises.
Kalush Orchestra and Azovstal, Sweden and Finland in NATO, the offensive of the Russian Federation slowed down. The war. Top news of May 15
The 81st day of the full-scale war. Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision and urged to save the servicemen at Azovstal, Sweden and Finland are officially joining NATO, the Alliance itself plans to recognize Russia as "direct threat", there is a "smack" in the Belgorod region again, the offensive of Russians slowed down. Suspilne collected the main news of the day.
Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision and called to save Mariupol and the servicemen at Azovstal on the stage of the competition. The fighters thanked the band, and the victory of the Ukrainians was greeted by European leaders and even the Deputy Secretary General of NATO Mircha Joan. Kalush Orchestra posted a video on the song they performed at the competition.
The wives of Azovstal defenders gave a press conference. They reported that Russians did not let the UN and the Red Cross into the the plant, and therefore the Ukrainian militaries were engaged in evacuation of civilians. Meanwhile, in Amsterdam, Ukrainians organized an action demanding to evacuate the soldiers from the Azovstal plant and the residents of Mariupol.
Sweden and Finland have officially announced that they join NATO.
In the updated strategic concept of the North Atlantic Alliance, which should be approved at NATO summit in Madrid, Russia will be recognized as "direct threat". Bloomberg reports this with reference to the Alliance representative.
At night, the Russians shelled the Dnipropetrovsk region using GRADs, and in the morning rockets hit one of the objects of military infrastructure in the Lviv region. In the Luhansk region, Russian artillery attacks Severodonetsk, the "Azot" plant and Toshkivka were hit, the Popasna and Hirske communities were shelled. In the area of Borivska, Russians had losses and retreated. In the Donetsk region - battles along the front line and losses of Russian troops in the districts of Pisky and Novokalyniv. In the Kharkiv region the counter-offensive of the Armed Forces continues. The General Staff reports that in the landfills of the Voronezh, Belgorod and Rostov regions of Russia, two and a half thousand reservists are being prepared to participate in the war.
The offensive of Russians in the Donbas slowed down and failed their plans, says British intelligence. According to the department, Russia has already lost a third of the forces that focused around Ukraine on February 24.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg urged the Alliance to increase military assistance to Ukraine, and stated that Ukraine could win a war against Russia, because it was not a few battle on the battlefield. And the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom Liz Truss said that NATO should make efforts to defeat the Russian Federation and accelerate Ukraine's transition to modern weapons.
The governor of Belgorod region of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Gladkov reported about the shelling of the village of Sereda, as if from the part of Ukraine and allegedly wounded a civilian. The Belgorod region is one of the regions, where Russia concentrated its troops before invasion of Ukraine and where it sent to the Kharkiv region.
US intelligence conducts a large-scale internal check on methods of assessing the power of foreign armed forces because of mistakes in the forecast of the Russian Federation against Ukraine. It is said that America's intelligence agencies have generally underestimated how long the Ukrainian military would be able to reflect on Russian troops, and overestimated how long last summer, after withdrawing US troops from the country, Afghan militants will resist the Taliban.
The Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev stated that Russia would spit that the countries of the G7 would not recognize the borders of the Russian Federation if they include occupied Ukrainian territories.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine, day 81. Online updates.
Ukraine won the Eurovision-2022! Kalush Orchestra scored 631 points with the song "Stefania". Spectators from Poland, Moldova, Latvia and Lithuania gave the most points to Ukrainians.
A video for the song "Stefania", which was shot in Bucha, Irpin, Hostomel and Borodianka, suburbs of Kyiv, which lived through the destruction and Russian occupation.
"Save Mariupol, save Azovstal now!" - Oleh Psiuk addressed from the stage of Eurovision in Turin after the performance.
Political remarks on the Eurovision stage are banned, but Eurovision organizers said Kalush Orchestra's calls from the stage to help Mariupol and other participants' statements in support of Ukraine were "humanitarian, not political."
"Next year Ukraine will host Eurovision! For the third time in its history. And I believe it will not be for the last time. We will do everything to one day host the participants and guests of Eurovision in Ukrainian Mariupol. Free, peaceful and rebuilt!" Said President Zelensky.
President of the European Council Charles Michel, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Parliament Roberta Mezzola, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson, NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Joane, Presidents of Estonia and Lithuania, EU High Representative Josep Borel and others congratulated Ukraine on its victory.
At dawn, the Russian Federation attacked the Lviv region with missiles with a range of 1,500 kilometers from the Black Sea. Four missiles hit a military facility 15 kilometers from the border with Poland, said the head of the regional administration Kozytsky. The object is completely destroyed, according to preliminary information, no one was injured. Two more cruise missiles were shot down by Ukrainian air defense. The missile attack was on the Kirovohrad region, the missile was shot down by air defense. In addition, at night the Russians shelled the Dnipropetrovsk and Sumy regions from "Uragan" multiple rocket launchers.
Luhansk region: 11 artillery attacks on Severodonetsk, "Azot" plant, technical school, high-rise buildings were hit, there are wounded. Russian occupation forces are trying to take the Luhansk region into the ring and surround the Ukrainian servicemen in the area of Rubizhne, Severodonetsk and Lysychansk.
Donetsk: the tension does not decrease. During the day, Russian troops used phosphorus shells in the village of Novokalynove. Also shelling of Azovstal continued, where the Ukrainian militaries are located, phosphorus bombs were also used against them.
In the Kharkiv region, hot battles are taking place in the northern and northeastern directions. The head of the regional military administration Oleh Sinehubov said that the Armed Forces in the Kharkiv region are pushing the Russian military to the border with Russia.
According to British intelligence, the Russian military offensive in the Donbass has slowed and is behind schedule. They also report that Russia lost a third of its forces, which were concentrated around Ukraine on February 24.
Prohibition of pro-Russian parties, the third phase of the war, Hungary supports Ukraine's accession to the EU. War. The main news for May 14
Volodymyr Zelensky signed a law banning pro-Russian parties, relatives of Azovstal fighters call on China to mediate, Russia begins another phase of the war, prepares to annex Ukrainian territories and threatens Finland, and the People’s Friendship Arch in Kyiv was renamed. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 80th day of the full-scale war.
Volodymyr Zelensky signed a law banning pro-Russian political parties in Ukraine.
Relatives of Azovstal's fighters have called on China to mediate in the extraction process and said the military could be deported to Turkey, and Turkish President Erdogan is ready to accept them. Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said that Ukraine was negotiating the evacuation of 60 people from the plant — the seriously injured and medics. Meanwhile, the Russians continue to storm Azovstal every day — with air bombs, heavy artillery, tanks and large numbers of infantry.
Since February 24, the Ukrainian military in Mariupol has destroyed about 6,000 Russian troops, including one general, about 78 tanks, more than 100 units of armored vehicles, said Deputy Commander of the Azov Regiment Svyatoslav Palamar.
Russia has launched the third phase of a full-scale war in Ukraine, says Viktor Andrusiv, an adviser to the Interior Minister. During the first phase, the Russians could not quickly capture the entire territory of Ukraine, during the second — did not surround the Armed Forces in the east of the country, and now plan to defend the borders on which they stopped.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine have launched a counteroffensive in the Kharkiv region in the Izyum direction, Russia is withdrawing units from Kharkiv, according to the General Staff, and the most active battles are being fought in the Slobozhansky and Donetsk directions. There, Russian troops plan to attack Soledar and Bakhmut, and storm Avdiivka. In the Luhansk region, the Russians are preparing to attack Severodonetsk. The number of Russian battalion tactical groups in the Donbas continues to grow, the Pentagon said. Now there are 105 of them in Ukraine, and four days ago there were 99.
The Institute for War Studies believes that Putin plans to annex occupied southern and eastern Ukraine to Russia in the coming months. These are parts of Kherson, Zaporizhia, Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Russia has not achieved any of the goals of the war with Ukraine, and Putin must understand that he has no choice but to negotiate with Kyiv. The agreement with Ukraine is the only possible chance for Russia for sanctions to be lifted, said German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. And Kyrylo Budanov, head of the Defense Ministry's intelligence department, believes that the war with Russia will reach a turning point by mid-August, end by the end of the year, and Ukraine will return the occupied territories, including Donbas and Crimea.
On May 13, Ukrainian military authorities loaded several hundred bodies of Russian soldiers collected in Kyiv, Chernihiv, and other regions into refrigerated cars and are ready to return them to Russia. This step is in line with international humanitarian law.
President of Finland Sauli Niinisto talked to Putin on 14 May today, telling him that Russia's invasion of Ukraine had changed the security environment, so Finland decided to join NATO. The President of the Russian Federation replied that this could have a negative impact on Russian-Finnish relations. And the head of "Roscosmos" Dmitry Rogozin "joked" about the strike of a strategic missile system in Finland and Sweden, if the countries join the Alliance.
During the inauguration ceremony, Hungarian President-elect Katalin Novak condemned Russia's invasion of Ukraine and supported Ukraine's accession to the European Union.
The People’s Friendship Arch in Kyiv was renamed the Arch of Freedom of the Ukrainian People — such a decision was made by the Kyiv City Council.
As a result of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, 227 children were killed and more than 420 were injured. Data — Office of the Attorney General.
The war caused $ 90 billion in damage to Ukraine's infrastructure, said Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov. According to him, this amount includes only documented losses.
The G7 foreign ministers have issued a joint statement: they will supply weapons to Ukraine "for as long as necessary", promise to strengthen Russia's economic and political isolation, and continue to work to reduce the global food shortages caused by the war.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine, day 80. Online updates.
Russia has started the" third phase " of the full-scale war in Ukraine and it is trying to turn it into a long-term one, Interior Minister adviser Andrusiv said.
In addition, the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate, Kyrylo Budanov, believes that the war with Russia will reach a turning point by mid-August and most of the combats will end by the end of the year. He said this in an interview with Sky News. "As a result, we will restore Ukrainian power in all our territories," he said.
Russian militaries are trying to keep its positions in the Zaporizhzhia and Kharkiv regions. The Russian Federation is withdrawing its forces from Kharkiv and focusing on full control in the Donbas and Kherson regions. Now Russia is trying to ensure a stable corridor with the temporarily occupied Ukrainian Crimea, said the speaker of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Oleksandr Shtupun.
Shelling of Ukrainian territories continues. In the Luhansk region, the Russian military carried out more than 30 attacks and destroyed fifty houses. In the Donetsk region, fighting is taking place along the entire front line. In Kharkiv, the night passed with isolated attacks, but attacks on villages and towns of the region continued, and fighting continued in the Izium direction.
In the Kherson region, Russians shelled a convoy of cars with people who were trying to evacuate. In the evening multiple launch rocket systems hit Mykolaiv – the forest caught fire. In the evening, unguided rockets were fired at the Sumy region, and in the morning they hit a community in the Dnipropetrovsk region.
In the Luhansk region, Russian troops are forcibly taking residents from the captured Popasna to the self-proclaimed "Luhansk People's Republic" and the communication is stopped, the head of the Luhansk regional administration Serhii Haidai said. Since May 8, Russian militaries have been controlling ruined Popasna. Haidai says: "The city is totally destroyed. More than one and a half thousand residents remained under occupation, who did not want to leave."
Ukraine is currently negotiating the evacuation of 60 people from Azovstal in Mariupol. These are seriously wounded people and doctors who need help first of all, Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said. She clarified that "several hundred wounded"remain on the territory of the plant.
The Ukrainian servicemen have been holding the defense for 2 months at Azovstal surrounded by Russian troops.
In accordance with the international humanitarian law code, Ukraine is ready to return home the bodies of Russian servicemen who died near Kyiv and Chernihiv. Several hundred bodies of Russian soldiers have already been loaded into refrigerated wagons, the head of Ukrainian military-civil cooperation Volodymyr Liamzin said.
According to the Pentagon, there are 105 Russian battalion tactical groups on the territory of Ukraine and their number in the Donbas continues to increase. This was stated at a briefing by US Department of Defense spokesman John Kirby. The number of Russian BTGs in the Donbas continues to grow.
Azovstal in Berlin, sanctions against Kabayeva, 30 billion euros from the G7. War. The main things for May 13
In Berlin, a demonstration in support of the military and civilians at Azovstal, Putin talks with Scholz, Zelensky for direct talks with the Russian president, Ukroboronprom restores the seized equipment, Erdogan opposes the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 79th day of the full-scale war.
A demonstration in support of the Ukrainian military and civilians took place in Berlin at the Azovstal plant. "Stop the genocide in Mariupol" — during the rally, four protesters chained themselves to the fence of the Bundestag.
Leonid Kuchma, Viktor Yushchenko and Petro Poroshenko appealed to the leaders of the world, the EU member states, the United States and Canada, China, Turkey and others, as well as the UN to use all diplomatic resources to help save the lives of civilian and military Ukrainians at Azovstal .
Over the past 24 hours, the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Donbas repulsed 18 attacks by Russian troops, destroyed 13 tanks, eight artillery systems and another 34 units of equipment. And the Institute for the Study of War says the Russians may stop trying to encircle Ukrainian troops along the Izyum-Slovyansk-Debaltseve line in favor of the deeper environs of Severodonetsk and Lysychansk.
The first trial against Russian sergeant Vadim Shishimarin has begun in Kyiv. He is accused of violating the laws and customs of war combined with premeditated murder. It is a question of murder of the civilian in the Sumy region. The Russian military admits guilt.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that the issues of negotiations with Russia are becoming more complicated every day, but he is ready for a direct dialogue with Putin — without intermediaries from the Russian side, and "not on the terms of ultimatums." According to Zelensky, the Russian president will no longer be able to save his face, but he can still save his country, which "by the way, was not built by him."
Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul has stalled a quick vote on a nearly $40 billion aid bill in Ukraine. He demanded that the text of the document include a provision on the appointment of an inspector to control the expenditure of funds. Leaders of both Senate factions tried to persuade the senator that the changes would take a long time, but Rand Paul did not back down. Therefore, the Senate will consider the bill next week according to the usual procedure.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz spoke by phone with Putin. Later, the Kremlin said that the Russian president had told Scholz about the Nazis, the protection of the "L/DNR", and that the Ukrainian side was "forcibly detaining civilians at Azovstal". Olaf Scholz wrote on Twitter that the war should end as soon as possible, Ukraine is not ruled by Nazis, and Russia is responsible for the global food situation. Also today, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke for the first time since February 18 with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu.
Britain has imposed sanctions on Putin's relatives, including his ex-wife and cousins, and Alina Kabayeva.
The European Union will allocate another 500 million euros to Ukraine for heavy weapons — EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Joseph Borrell.
The state concern Ukroboronprom has already restored the seized equipment of Russia for 1.5 billion hryvnias.
The G7 finance ministers will meet next week to initiate financial support for Ukraine worth almost 30 billion euros. This money will come in the form of loans and grants, that is, Kyiv will not have to return the entire amount. It also predicts that hostilities will end within a year.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Ankara cannot positively assess Sweden's and Finland's plans to join NATO. "Scandinavian countries are guest houses for terrorist organizations. In some countries, they are even members of parliament. We cannot be in favor, Erdogan said.
More than 646 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of armed aggression by the Russian Federation. As of the morning of May 13, 2022, the number of children killed has not changed — 226. The number of injured has increased — 420. Data — the Office of the Prosecutor General.
Nearly 457,000 people have applied for the status of internally displaced person — Mstyslav Banik, Head of Electronic Services Development at the Ministry of Digital Transformation.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine, day 79. Online updates.
Ukraine has spent 8.3 billion dollars since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation, reported Minister of Finance Marchenko. Part of that money came from the country development budget.
The Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN Kyslytsia urged UN Security Council and Secretary-General António Guterres to evacuate the wounded Ukrainian military from Mariupol's Azovstal.
According to the adviser to the Mariupol mayor, the invaders continue to try to break into Azovstal and launch massive attacks.
Russia deploys additional artillery units to the border areas near Bryansk to intensify shelling of Chernihiv region, reports the General Staff.
Russia continues to widely use supersonic anti-ship X-22 missiles. Russian military fires 10 to 14 cruise missiles at civilian infrastructure daily, said Gen. Valerii Zaluzhnyi, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Twelve such missiles were fired yesterday at the Kremenchuk oil refinery in Poltava region. According to Gen. Zaluzhnyi, the Russian Federation resorts to this tactic, because its aviation bears great losses.
Russian invaders destroyed a Cultural centre in Derhachi, Kharkiv region, where humanitarian aid was distributed to the residents.
Transport connection between Severodonetsk and Rubizhne ceased to exist. The bridge between two cities in Luhansk region, which was rebuilt after the Russian invaders were ousted in 2014, was destroyed, reported the head of the Regional Administration Serhii Haidai. The Russian military is trying to establish full control over Rubizhne.
During the day, Luhansk region suffered 31 shellings.
Communities across the entire front line in Donetsk region are under Russian fire. Four civilians were killed and five were wounded in the region during the day. The Russians are trying to break through the defence, but Ukrainian forces are repelling their attempts. According to the Head of Donetsk Regional Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko, the shelling is most intense in Avdiivka direction. For the second day in a row, the Russian military attacks the Avdiivka Coke and Chemicals Plant.
Russians continue using a Ukrainian airbase in occupied Melitopol – CNN. One helicopter was based there on May 7, and footage on May 12 shows at least seven of them.
Presidential Advisor Oleksiy Arestovych confirmed that Ukrainian forces hit Russian ship Vsevolod Bobrov while it was trying to deliver an air defence system to Snake Island. He noted that the ship did not sink but is seriously damaged.
U.S. senator blocked a quick passage of $40 billion aid to Ukraine. He demanded to appoint an inspector to oversee the spending of the money.
The G7 foreign ministers will discuss food security in connection with the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme David Beasley addressed Vladimir Putin about the food crisis threat. He urged the Russian President to open Ukrainian ports and prevent a global disaster.
Negotiations on Azovstal, shelling of the Kremenchuk oil refinery, Russia opposing Ukraine joining EU. The war. Key news of May 12
Day 78 of the full-scale war. Negotiations are ongoing on the release of 38 seriously wounded fighters from Azovstal. Footage of Russian military killing civilians in Kyiv region. Kremenchuk refinery under shelling. Russians retreating from Kharkiv region. The UK buys Soviet weapons for Ukraine. Russia threatens Finland. Poland issues postage stamps with Zelensky. Suspilne gathered the main news of the day.
Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk reported that negotiations are underway to release 38 seriously wounded fighters from Azovstal.
Dmytro Poliansky, First Deputy Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN, said that Russia's position on Ukraine joining EU has now changed and became similar to the same of joining NATO. According to him, this followed the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell's statements that the war should be resolved on a battlefield, as well as the fact that the EU is the leader in supplying weapons to Ukraine.
The American CNN channel published footage of Russian military killing two unarmed men in the outskirts of Kyiv. The video from the surveillance cameras is dated March 16. On the video, the Russians try to break into a car store, search the store owner and the guard, then shoot them in the backs.
In the past 24 hours, the Ukrainian military repelled nine Russian attacks in Donbas. Russians are trying to move to the right bank of the Siversky Donets River and consolidate in the Oleksandrivka district.
Multiple missile strikes took place today. Russian troops attacked the Kremenchuk refinery with seven rockets, one more rocket fell near railway tracks. Another rocket hit Khortytsia national park in Zaporizhzhia in the morning. Novhorod-Siversky in Chernihiv region was attacked from the air, three people were killed and 12 injured.
The UK intelligence believes that Russian units in the Kharkiv region are vulnerable to mobile and highly motivated Ukrainian counter-attack forces. So, Russia is withdrawing these units to replenish the large losses. After this, they likely will be deployed to the east bank of the Siversky Donets River to protect the western flank of the main Russian forces and the main supply routes for operations in the Izium area.
Due to the sanctions, Russia is forced to use computer chips from dishwashers and refrigerators in some military equipment, says the US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. Two Russian tank manufacturers have suspended production due to lack of components.
CNN journalists spotted the Russian ship Matros Pozynich, transporting stolen Ukrainian grain from Crimea to Syria, on satellite images. The bulker was previously refused entrance to at least one Mediterranean port. Now it's located in the Syrian port of Latakia.
The UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said that the UK buys Russian and Soviet-made weapons for Ukraine. According to Wallace, 23 countries have stocks of Russian arms, and at times Britain “comes across Russians who are also looking for additional supplies.” Also, the Czech Republic is negotiating with Germany to obtain new Leopard tanks to replace the ones they plan to transfer to Ukraine.
Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and Prime Minister Sanna Marin made a joint statement that they back NATO membership for Finland. The Alliance's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated it would happen quickly. Moscow responded with a threat of 'military-technical moves' and stated that if NATO deploys forces in Finland and Sweden, “these territories could become a target — or possible target — for a strike.”
Poland issued postage stamps with Volodymyr Zelensky. All the profits will be used to purchase humanitarian aid for Ukraine.
The European Council will decide whether to grant Ukraine the status of a candidate for EU membership in June 2022, said the French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian.
The European Union will allocate the second tranche of macro-financial aid to Ukraine totalling to 600 million euros, confirmed the European Commission representative Dana Spinant.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine, day 78. Online updates.
Almost all critical infrastructure in the Luhansk region is destroyed as a result of the fighting, reported the head of the Luhansk administration Serhii Haidai. As of May 12, there is no electricity or water supply in the region.
The fires on Kinburn Spit on the border between Mykolaiv and Kherson regions have been going on for more than a week.
During the whole night, Russians attacked the Luhansk region with artillery. The Russian army is trying to take control of the city of Rubizhne, block the Lysychansk-Bakhmut highway, and take Severodonetsk.
Active hostilities also continue along the entire front line in the Donetsk region. The Ukrainian army blocked a breakthrough attempt near Toretsk. Yesterday, Russian troops shelled a phenolic plant in the village of New York in the Toretsk community with cluster munitions. In total, the Ukrainian military repulsed 9 attacks in Donbas in the past day.
During the night Russians carried out missile attacks on Novhorod-Siversky in the Chernihiv region. According to the preliminary information, some people were killed. Active hostilities continue in Donbas.
Forest fires spread in the Kherson region as a result of shelling and explosions, as Suspilne learned from the military administrations’ report.
The Russian army shelled Kharkiv, Poltava, and Dnipropetrovsk regions. Mykolaiv area was attacked as well. For the third time in recent days, Russian forces shelled the city of Orikhiv in the Zaporizhzhia region with artillery fire.
The commander of the unit of the 36th Marine Brigade of Ukraine Serhii Volyna created a Twitter account to ask the American billionaire Elon Musk for help.
Deputy Commander of the Azov Regiment Sviatoslav Palamar confirmed that civilians had left the territory of the Azovstal plant in Mariupol.
On May 11, Russian occupation forces continued to storm Azovstal. They are trying to block the exits from the underground passages, said the adviser to the mayor of Mariupol Petro Andriushchenko.
Football fans hold a Save Mariupol banner during a friendly match between Borussia and the national team of Ukraine, Germany, May 11, 2022. Photo credit: Getty Images
Belarus Armed Forces continue to strengthen the Ukrainian-Belarusian border in Brest and Gomel regions in the Volyn, Polissia and Siversk directions. The threat of missile and bomb strikes on Ukraine from the territory of Belarus remains. This was reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Russia's priority in the Donbas has made Russian units deployed in the Kharkiv region vulnerable to mobile and highly motivated Ukrainian counter-offensive forces. This was reported by the UK Ministry of Defence with reference to British intelligence. Ukrainian troops continue to counterattack north of Kharkiv, regaining control of several towns and villages toward the Russian border.
Russian troops used at least six types of cluster munitions during attacks on Ukraine, killing hundreds of civilians and destroying hundreds of buildings. At the same time, Ukrainian Armed Forces used cluster munitions only once. This is stated in the report of Human Rights Watch.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz predicts that Ukraine will feel the fallout of Russia’s war for the next 100 years due to the explosive objects, as he stated at a press conference with Argentine President Alberto Fernandez, reports Die Welt. In his turn, the President of Argentina noted that his country is also feeling the effects of the war in Ukraine.
Russia has stepped up attacks on satellites in Earth orbit, which interferes with GPS signals used by planes, ships, cars, and people, announced the commander of the US Space Command, Gen. James Dickinson, reports The Times. Significant failures in GPS signals were recorded by US intelligence when the Russians used electronic warfare near Chernihiv.
Wives of "Azov" in the Vatican, the National Guard calls the loss, the first trial of the Russian military. War. The main thing for May 11
The Pope met with the wives of Azov fighters, the Armed Forces liberated another village in the Kharkiv region, Ukrainian artillerymen began to study in Germany, Starlink was attacked by Russian hackers, and the first Russian serviceman was tried for killing a civilian. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 77th day of the full-scale war.
The National Guard called the losses during Russia's war against Ukraine — 501 servicemen killed and 1,697 wounded.
Pope Francis met in the Vatican with the wives of Azov Regiment fighters Kateryna Prokopenko and Yulia Fedosiuk. They handed over two letters and several photographs to Pope Francis. In one of the letters, the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Onufriy, asked Putin to release the Azov fighters. The second letter was written by the wives themselves.
Ukraine has offered Russia to exchange wounded Azovstal fighters for Russian prisoners of war. Moscow has not yet responded to the proposal, said Deputy Prime Minister Vereshchuk. During the past, Russian troops carried out 38 air raids on Mariupol's Azovstal.
The Ukrainian military continues to counterattack in the Kharkiv region and liberates another village, Pytomnyk, in the Derhachiv district. In the Donetsk region, the Russians are trying to hold positions on the right bank of the Seversky Donets River, advance in the direction of the Lyman and in the direction of Kurakhovo and Novopavlivka, and continue fighting for Rubizhne. In the Luhansk region — battles for Orikhovo, near Popasna, and Toshkivka.
The lower house of the US Congress has supported the allocation of an additional $ 40 billion to Ukraine. The bulk of the approved aid should be directed to the purchase of weapons. The US Senate is expected to approve the document by the end of the week.
The German Bundeswehr has started training Ukrainian servicemen to operate the Panzerhaubitze 2000 self-propelled artillery units. These are some of the most modern artillery systems. Germany plans to hand over 12 such installations to Ukraine.
The Czech Senate has adopted a resolution recognizing the crimes of the Russian army in Ukraine as genocide of the Ukrainian people. And the country's president, Milos Zeman, approved the accession of 103 Czechs to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Ukraine has regained control of the 1,200-kilometer border, two-thirds of which is the border with the Russian Federation. This was announced by the director of the State Border Guard Department of the SBGS Leonid Baran.
The Russian military invasion of Ukraine has killed at least 226 children and injured 417 others. Data — Office of the Attorney General.
The first Russian military will stand trial for killing a civilian in the Sumy region. The Office of the Prosecutor General sent to court an indictment against the commander of the unit of unit 32010 "4th Panzer Kantemirov Division of the Moscow region" Vadim Shishimarin. On February 28, 2022, he killed an unarmed resident of Chupakhivka who was riding a bicycle on the sidewalk.
The International Labor Organization has said that one in three jobs in Ukraine has disappeared due to the war. It is about 4.8 million jobs. And the National Bank estimated that Ukraine has already lost more than $ 92 billion due to the Russian invasion.
Hungary does not agree to support a full oil embargo on Russia, which should be part of the EU's sixth sanctions package. Instead, the country would support a ban on oil supplies only by sea, said Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Siyarto. At the same time, the European Union is considering compensating Hungary in support of the sixth package of sanctions.
Poland will lobby for EU candidate status for Ukraine. This was stated by President Andrzej Duda.
Elon Musk has said that Starlink, which provides satellite Internet communications, is constantly being attacked by Russian hackers. At the same time, Russia blocked Facebook and Instagram in the occupied territories of Donbas. And the international group of hackers Anonymous said that they broke the Russian video platform Rutube, which has not been working for three days.
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The German Embassy in Kyiv has resumed its work. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany Annalena Baerbock raised the flag near the German Embassy in Kyiv.
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill to allocate an additional 40 billion dollars in aid to Ukraine. The money will be used to purchase weapons. The next step is voting in the Senate.
On the night of May 11, the Russian military shelled Dnipropetrovsk region, Kherson region, Mykolaiv region and Luhansk region, and tried to break through the Ukrainian defence in Donetsk region. This is reported by the regional military administrations.
The army of the Russian Federation keeps attempting to completely capture Rubizhne, Lyman, and Severodonetsk.
In the Donetsk region, the invaders used phosphorus munitions in the Svitlodarsk district during the night. Civilian evacuation from the frontline zone continues.
In Mariupol, the Ukrainian military continues to hold Azovstal despite constant shelling, bombing, and assaults.
In Luhansk region, Russians shelled the Lysychansk-Bakhmut highway. A truck carrying humanitarian aid came under fire, reported the head of the regional administration Serhii Haidai. In general, all cities in the region have been attacked. A boarding school for children with special needs was damaged. There are no casualties: children and staff were evacuated before.
Russians shelled Kharkiv and Sumy regions.
This morning Chernihiv region was attacked with mortar fire. Zaporizhzhia outskirts were attacked as well but Ukrainian air defence worked.
The Russian military is trying to strengthen its position on Zmiiny Island, according to British intelligence. If they succeed, Russia will be able to dominate the northwestern part of the Black Sea.
According to US intelligence chief Avril Haines, Putin is preparing for a protracted war, and it will become “more unpredictable and intense” in the coming months, CNN reports.
The proportion of Russians who consider television to be the most reliable source of information has dropped. At the same time, trust in Telegram channels and social networks has increased. This is evidenced by the research of the international advertising group GroupM. While on March 17, 33% of respondents called the television a source of information that they trust more than others, on April 27, only 23% of respondents considered it.
WHO will consider relocating the regional office from Russia. The decision was taken at a special session of the WHO European Regional Committee. Only three countries opposed it.
Leonid Kravchuk died, counter-offensive in Kharkiv region, Belarus draws troops to the border. The war. Top news of May 10
The Ukrainian Armed Forces continue liberating the Kharkiv region, British intelligence says Putin is preparing for a protracted war, Azov demands the evacuation of hundreds of wounded from Azovstal, Lithuania recognizes Russia as a terrorist state, Russian troops shelled the bridge across the Dniester estuary again, the first Ukrainian president Leonid Kravchuk died. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 76th day of the full-scale war.
The first President of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk has died.
The Azov Regiment showed photos of the wounded soldiers at the Azovstal plant and demanded an immediate evacuation of hundreds wounded servicemen to the territory controlled by Ukraine. Meanwhile, the Petition of Kateryna Prokopenko, the wife of the regiment commander, to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, calling for an extraction procedure for the Ukrainian military at Azovstal, has already been signed by more than 1 million people. During the day, the Russians made 34 air raids on the plant.
In the Donbass, the Ukrainian Armed Forces repulsed 15 attacks by the Russian military over the past 24 hours. In the Luhansk region there were battles for Rubizhne and attempts by the Russians to storm Nyzhne, Toshkivka and Orikhove, shelling of Severodonetsk and Lysychansk. In the Donetsk region — heavy fighting near Lyman, Russian attacks on Shandryholove, Marinka, Kamyanka and Novomykhaylivka, where Russians had no success. In the Kharkiv region, the Ukrainian Armed Forces continue the counteroffensive and liberated four more villages — Cherkaski Tyshky, Ruski Tyshky, Rubizhne and Bayrak. In the Odesa region, Russian troops launched a rocket into the bridge across the Dniester estuary for the fourth time.
Belarus has spoken out about the "threat" from Ukrainian and NATO troops, announced a second phase of combat capability testing, and is deploying additional forces on the border with Ukraine.
The Lithuanian Seimas unanimously recognized Russia as a terrorist state.
The Great Britain, the EU and the United States have accused Russia of hacking satellites ahead of the invasion of Ukraine. This is a satellite network KA-SAT, owned by Viasat. In late February, Russia shut down thousands of modems and facilitated Putin's invasion of Ukraine.
Several statements from the United States. Two from American intelligence. The first is that the Ukrainian Armed Forces have already killed "eight to ten" Russian generals. The second is that Putin, in addition to Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, wants to keep Kherson, a land corridor to Transnistria, also he is preparing for a protracted war and plans to impose martial law in Russia because he needs more soldiers and a war-oriented industry. At the same time, Paul Massaro, a senior adviser to the US Congress, said that Putin was trying to freeze the war and that Joe Biden was worried that the Russian president would not be able to withdraw from the war with Ukraine.
Much of the grain stolen from Ukraine is on cargo ships under the Russian flag in the Mediterranean. The most probable country of destination is Syria, according to the Central Intelligence Agency of Ukraine.
The working group on sanctions against Russia, headed by the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriш Yermak and the director of the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies Michael McFaul, presented the Roadmap for energy sanctions. The EU pays about $ 800 million a day for Russian oil and gas imports. The document contains recommendations for political action that will help deprive Russia of this income and minimize disruptions in world markets.
German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbok said that her country is ready to provide Ukraine with tanks, howitzers, means to combat drones and ground troops. Among other things, armored vehicles "Cheetahs" were meant. There are no shells for them in Germany, so they are looking for them in other countries. Prior to that, Germany had already provided Ukraine with 16 million shells, thousands of Faust cartridges, Stingers and thousands of other weapons.
More than 642 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of full-scale Russian aggression. As of the morning of May 10, the number of dead children has not changed — 226. The number of injured has increased — 416. Data — Office of the Prosecutor General.
Due to the full-scale Russian invasion, more than 8 million Ukrainians have been forced to flee their homes within Ukraine, the International Organization for Migration.
Hungary will not block Ukraine's accession to NATO and will support Kyiv's move to the European Union, said Hungarian Ambassador to Ukraine Istvan Iidarto.
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Consequences of the missile strike in Odesa, which occurred last night. One person was killed and five others were injured, OC South reported. Russian militaries hit a mall and a warehouse. In total, 7 Soviet-style missiles struck the city on the evening of May 9.
Photo: OC "South"
During the day on May 9, the Armed Forces of Ukraine successfully repulsed 15 attacks of Russian troops in Donbas, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported on May 10 in the morning. Heavy fighting is taking place in the Donetsk region, shelling of settlements continues. During the past 24hrs, 12 civilians were killed and 7 wounded in the region.
In Mariupol, the Russian army continues to destroy the Azovstal plant with artillery and air strikes. More than 100 civilians remain in Azovstal, said the head of the Donetsk regional administration Pavlo Kyrylenko. The Ukrainian servicemen are holding on.
In the Luhansk region, the epicentre of combats moved to the Bilohorivka district. The town is being cleared of Russian troops who broke through the river. In addition, Russians hit the refinery in Lysychansk. There is a fire in an area of 360 square metres.
The shelling took place in the Kharkiv region. 4 civilians were injured during the night. Fighting for Izium continues. Explosions were heard in the Kherson region during the night. The same in the Mykolaiv region. Last night, Russian troops shelled the Sumy region, said the head of the regional administration. According to preliminary data, no one was killed or injured.
This morning, on May 10, Russian troops shelled the Dnipropetrovsk region. The shelling damaged several houses. No one was killed or injured.
In Occupied Izium of the Kharkiv region, 44 civilians were found under the rubble of a house, said the head of the regional administration Synehubov. The five-story building was demolished in March. The city is under occupation. The information about the dead was reported by local residents who remain in Izium.
The Pulitzer Prize awarded Ukrainian journalists a special prize.
Poland will help Ukraine with fuel supply through its own ports. The decision was made at the forum on energy security of Ukraine, which took place in Warsaw.
The European Commission will issue new EU debentures to support Ukraine worth 15 billion euros, according to Politico, citing European diplomats.
The national football team of Ukraine presented a special uniform "United For Ukraine". In this form, Ukraine will play only friendly matches in preparation for the playoffs for the 2022 World Cup. The form has two unique elements. The first is a map of Ukraine with borders in the form of flags of countries that support Ukraine. The second element is the numbers of players are made in the form of names of Ukrainian settlements.
Russia's ambassador doused in paint, Putin at the parade, 44 million hryvnias on Russian prisoners. War. The main news for May 9
Putin says he started the war because he had no choice, the Russian ambassador to Poland was doused in red paint, the Russians are running out of high-precision ammunition, Britain is imposing new sanctions on Russia and Belarus, and the EU cannot agree on an oil embargo. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 75th day of the full-scale war.
US President Joe Biden has signed the lend-lease bill for Ukraine on May 9.
At a parade in Moscow on May 9, Vladimir Putin did not announce a general mobilization. Later, during a meeting with the father of one of the dead Russian servicemen, the Russian president said he had no choice but to start a war and that "the result will be achieved." British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace saw in Putin's speech "flashes of despair" and believes that the Russian president believes in what he wants to believe.
In Warsaw, activists did not allow Russian Ambassador Sergei Andreev to lay a wreath at the memorial cemetery of Soviet soldiers. One of the participants of the action, Ukrainian journalist Iryna Zemlyana, doused Andreev with red paint. She was detained by police. Moscow demands that Warsaw reorganize the wreath-laying ceremony at the monument to Soviet soldiers.
Ukrainian military repulsed six Russian attacks in Donbas over the past 24 hours, destroyed 20 tanks, one artillery system and 34 units of other Russian equipment. In the Donetsk region, the Russian army continues to storm Azovstal in Mariupol and is trying to advance towards the Lyman in the Oleksandrivka and Shandryholov districts. In the Luhansk region — the battles for Rubizhne, the Russian offensive on Severodonetsk and their failed attempt to capture the Voivode. In the Kharkiv region, Russian troops are trying to hold back the Ukrainian Armed Forces' counteroffensive in the north of the region and are preparing for an attack from Izyum on Barvinkove and Slovyansk.
In the morning, Russian troops fired on the Odesa region from the temporarily occupied Crimea. The President of the European Council Charles Michel and the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal were in the city at that time. In the evening, the Russians fired three Kinzhal missiles from a Tu-22 strategic aircraft. There are hits in the objects of tourist infrastructure. Five buildings were destroyed.
Russia's stockpiles of high-precision ammunition are likely to be significantly depleted. This forced Russia to use readily available but obsolete ammunition. They are less reliable, less accurate and easier to intercept, according to British intelligence.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has allocated 43.7 million hryvnias for the maintenance of the Russian military in camps and stations for prisoners of war.
The IT army attacked more than 200 Russian resources in a week, according to the Ministry of Digital Transformation. These are sites and services of factories, online stores, electronic systems for public procurement, propaganda media and more.
Canada will provide almost $39 million in military aid to Ukraine. These include drone cameras, M777 Howitzer shells and small arms.
Britain is imposing new sanctions on Russia and Belarus. They relate to trade of £ 1.7 billion — duties on imports of platinum and palladium, one of the leading producers of which is Russia, export control in the sectors of chemical raw materials, plastics, rubber and machinery components.
The European Union plans to ease restrictions on Russian oil in the sixth sanctions package. It is about lifting the ban on the transportation of oil from Russia to third countries on ships belonging to EU members, according to Bloomberg. This is because there is no unity on this issue. At the same time, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that unanimous voting in some key areas would simply no longer make sense and that the EU could move away from the consensus principle in the future.
As of the morning of May 9, more than 641 children suffered injuries in Ukraine as a result of Russian aggression. 226 children died and more than 415 were injured. Data — the Prosecutor General's Office.
Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Russia has deported more than 1.185 million Ukrainians, including 200,000 children, according to Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmila Denisova.
Ukraine has completed the second part of the European Commission's questionnaire, which is required to obtain candidate status for membership in the European Union. The European Commission is due to decide in June whether to grant Ukraine the candidate status.
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In Mariupol, the occupiers started assault on Azovstal after the UN column left the Donetsk region, reported the adviser to the Mariupol mayor Petro Andriushchenko. 173 people were rescued from Mariupol and its suburbs yesterday.
A parade is being held in Moscow to celebrate May 9. Military returned from Donbas are taking part in it according to the Russian President Vladimir Putin. During his speech at the parade, Putin did not declare either a ‘war’ on Ukraine or a general mobilisation. The air part of the parade was canceled due to the weather.
In Donbas, the Russian military shelled settlements of the Donetsk region during the night. The night in Mykolaiv region was disturbing: shelling was heard. The Russian army also shelled Kharkiv, Odesa, Dnipropetrovsk, and Chernihiv regions.
In Kherson region, the occupiers were preparing the celebration on May 9, according to the military and civil administrations.
The Russian military is trying to 'cut off' Luhansk region from Ukraine, taking control of the Lysychansk-Bakhmut highway, reported the head of the regional administration Serhii Haidai. Ukrainian side imports humanitarian aid and evacuates people through this highway.
11 people who were hiding in a basement from shelling and were trapped when the house collapsed yesterday morning stopped responding to the calls. It is not yet possible to dismantle the rubble due to shelling.
226 children have died, and more than 415 have been injured since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, reported the Prosecutor General's Office.
In Sumy region, a Jewish cemetery was damaged during Russian shelling. Photo from Dmytro Zhyvytsky's Telegram channel
The Russian military hit Sviatohirsk Lavra once again. A skete was destroyed as a result of the shelling. This was reported by an officer of the 95th Separate Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Yurii Kochevenko.
Canada will provide Ukraine with almost $39 million in military assistance, including drone cameras and shells for M777 howitzers.
Russian stock of high-precision ammunition is likely to be significantly depleted. This has forced the Russian Federation to use readily available but obsolete ammunition. They are less reliable, less accurate and more easily intercepted. This is reported by the UK Department of Defence with reference to British intelligence. According to the intelligence, Russia will most likely try to replace the high-precision weapons it has already spent.
The Russian fleet has at least 6 ships and 2 submarines ready for missile strikes and equipped with more than fifty cruise missiles, stated the operational command "South" in the night report.
The press conference of Azov, Zelensky at the G7, US and Canadian diplomats are back in Kyiv. The War. Top news of May 8
Volodymyr Zelensky took part in a meeting with the leaders of G7, “Azov” from Mariupol gave a press conference, the United States and Canada returned diplomats to Kyiv, Jill Biden met with with Olena Zelenska in Uzhhorod , Russians lowered the offensive in Kharkiv region, the U2 group performed in the Kiev Metro. Suspilne collected the main news of the day.
The Azov fighters, who are in Mariupol, gave an online press conference. The main theses: the shelling of Azovstal does not stop, during the defense of the city, the regiment's soldiers destroyed 2.5 thousand Russian soldiers, there are still many wounded at the plant who need to be evacuated, 25 thousand people were killed in Mariupol, the authorities hadn't manage to prepare the defense of the city.
Volodymyr Zelensky took part in a virtual meeting with the leaders of the G7 countries. They talked about increasing support for Ukraine, Russia's economic isolation, and a campaign against Russian elites who support Putin.
In the north of the occupied Crimea, near the Kherson region, to the village of Filativka, Russians are gathering anti-aircraft missile systems — this is evidenced by satellite images that were at the disposal of journalists of the schemes project.
Over the past day, the Ukrainian army shot down 14 Russian air targets, including a Mi-28N helicopter and 2 cruise missiles. In the Kharkiv region, Russia is moving troops to the Izium direction, but the Ukrainian General Staff reports that the Russians have reduced their offensive in the Kharkiv region, but activated it in the Donbas — in the direction of Severodonetsk and Lysychansk. The Ukrainian military moved from the destroyed Popasna to stronger positions.
In the Zaporizhzhia region, the Russian Federation has stepped up aerial reconnaissance in the areas of Orikhiv, Huliaipole, Kamyshuvakha and Yasna Poliana. In the afternoon, Russian military aircraft shelled the coast of Odesa. Three missiles from the Black Sea. One was shot down by air defense, the other two hit a residential area and destroyed a recreation area. In Mykolaiv, the Russian military fired at residential areas and civilian infrastructure facilities, and in the Sumy region they hit the territory of the Shostka district with a missile.
The British Ministry of Defense reports that due to military failures, Russia is forced to send senior commanders to the battlefield, which is why Russian forces suffer disproportionately high losses among officers.
The United States and Canada returned diplomats to Kyiv. On behalf of America, this was announced by Charge d'affaires a.i. of the United States in Ukraine Christina Queen, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau personally raised the country's flag near the embassy building. Also, the head of the Bundestag Berbel Bas arrived in Kyiv. She will take part in commemorative events dedicated to the end of World War II. Jill Biden, the wife of the US president, met with the first lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska in Uzhhorod, and members of the rock band U2 Bono and Edge today gave a concert at one of the metro stations of the Ukrainian capital.
The United States announced new sanctions against Russia. They will affect three propaganda TV channels, the heads of Gazprombank, the heads of the Russian Sberbank and another 2.6 thousand Russians and Belarusians. Plus — a ban on the export of nuclear materials and bulldozers to the Russian Federation and restrictions on the issuance of visas to the Russian military. And this is not a complete list.
The EU again failed to agree on the sixth package of sanctions against Russia. All because of the position of Hungary, which opposes restrictions on oil exports from Russia, reports Bloomberg. It is expected that the permanent representatives of the EU countries will meet again in the coming days.
The United Kingdom will provide Ukraine with additional military assistance — $1.6 billion. This is almost twice as much as the kingdom's previous commitments to support the war against Russia.
The Russian military invasion of Ukraine has already killed at least 225 children and injured 413 others. Data from the attorney general's office.
More than 300 million hryvnias have already been raised for the army through the Diya app, and more than 280 thousand people have joined the fundraising process — the Ministry of Digital Development.
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Ukraine celebrates Remembrance and Reconciliation Day on May 8. President Zelensky addressed the people with Borodyanka, who was destroyed by the Russian army. "Ukraine has staged a bloody reconstruction of Nazism.” Maniacal reproduction of his atrocities and "alibis "that seem to give an evil sacred purpose, the repetition of his crimes and even attempts to surpass the" teacher", to set a new world record for xenophobia, hatred, racism and casualties."
The Foreign Ministry said that after Ukraine's victory, the world must update its security system, which will ensure that war, occupation and aggression never happen again.
"Russia's war has already killed thousands of civilian and Ukrainian defenders. Today, we honor their memory, including 225 children whose lives were taken by Russian invaders,” the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said in a statement commemorating Remembrance and Reconciliation Day.
At night, the Russian army continued to attack Ukraine. In the Luhansk region there were missiles and air strikes on Severodonetsk, Lysychansk, Popasna and nearby settlements. Ukrainian troops withdrew from Popasna to more fortified positions, which they prepared in advance. The Russian occupiers shelled the city for more than two months.
In the Luhansk region yesterday, the Russians launched an air strike on a school in Belogorovka. 90 people were hiding from the shelling there. Most of them collapsed. According to preliminary data, 62 people died. It is known about 7 wounded, the chairman of the Luhansk regional administration Gaidai reported.
Two boys died in another settlement. Their sisters and grandmother were seriously injured. As it turned out, the grandmother and her grandchildren came out of the shelter for a few minutes, and it was at this time that the Russian army struck.
In addition, a two-story house was destroyed in the Luhansk region, where 11 civilians were trapped.
There were also air strikes and rocket-propelled grenades in the Donetsk region. For a day - 4 dead and 9 wounded.
The operation to evacuate the civilian population continues in Mariupol.
There were also attacks in Kharkiv region - there were no victims and Mykolayiv region - 5 people were wounded, one was killed.
Russia intends to sell grain stolen in the temporarily occupied Ukrainian territories, said President Zelensky. According to him, Ukraine is aware of some countries that have already shown interest in such proposals of the Russian Federation, and will respond appropriately if they conclude such agreements.
Departure from Zaporizhia was temporarily restricted. On May 8, safe corridors will be open only at the entrance to the city to allow cars waiting for several days, the regional administration said.
In Bucha, a local resident found a flask from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. It was probably brought there by Russian troops, the national company Energoatom reported. the radiation background of the flask, which contained mercury, significantly exceeds the norm. The substance was removed and disposed of.
On May 7, the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that the Russian military had captured a citizen who had fought on the side of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Mariupol. The Croatian Foreign Ministry said it was working with Ukrainian authorities to resolve the situation and would refrain from further comments due to the "delicate nature of the situation."
Russian hackers have carried out a series of DDoS attacks on a number of German government sites, including Chancellor Olaf Scholz, according to Der Spiegel. According to the publication, the actions of hackers were due to the supply of weapons by Germany to Ukraine.
Britain will provide Ukraine with additional military aid of 1.3 billion pounds ($ 1. 6 billion), which is almost twice the previous commitment of the Kingdom to help in the war against Russia, according to Reuters
Evacuation from Azovstal, 6 Russian missiles hit Odesa, the Ukrainian Armed Forces fire with Brimstone. The War. Top news of May 7
The 73rd day of the full-scale war. Putin is sending troops from Syria to Ukraine, the Ukrainian army has begun using new Western weapons and continues destroying Russian ships, Russia is shelling Odesa again, and women, children and the elderly have been evacuated from Azovstal. Suspilne gathered the main news of the day.
On May 7, Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk announced the completion of the evacuation of all women, children and the elderly from the Azovstal plant in Mariupol.
The Moscow Times, citing sources, writes that Russia has begun transferring troops from Syria to Ukraine. Moscow leaves Russian air bases to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah. In 2015-2018, there were 63,000 Russian servicemen in Syria, half of whom were officers. The exact number of the Russian contingent is unknown.
In the Kharkiv region, in the area of the Cirkuny and Ruski Tyshky, which were liberated by the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the Russian army blew up three road bridges to deter a counteroffensive of the Ukrainian army. Also, Russians destroyed the Hryhoriy Skovoroda Museum in the village of Skovorodynivka, and the Ukrainian army began using British Brimstone missiles in the Izium direction.
In the Donetsk region — airstrikes on Malotaranovka, Druzhkivka, Kostiantynivka and Bakhmut, and an attempt of Russian troops to attack Lyman. In the Luhansk region — the battles for Rubizhne and the Russian offensive in the direction of Severodonetsk. Russians shelled a residential sector in Privillia using Grad multiple rocket launchers. Two children died.
During the day, Russian troops fired six rockets at Odesa. A furniture company and a runway were hit. Also, Russian militaries fired rockets at Karlivka in the Poltava region.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed a Russian landing ship of the Serna project, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reported. And their colleagues from the British Ministry of Defense say that the Ukrainian military destroyed at least one of the most modern Russian T-90M tank. There are about 100 such tanks in Russia, equipped with improved armor and satellite navigation systems and an upgraded gun.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that Russia's main offensive in the Donbas had not yet begun and that we must prepare for "even greater brutality, even greater difficulties and even greater destruction of critical infrastructure and housing."
The US Department of Defense is in talks with US arms manufacturers about possible ways to purchase new weapons systems for Ukraine. To that end, the Pentagon issued inquiries a few weeks ago with response times ranging from 30 to 90 days.
Due to the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, 223 children have already died and 410 have been injured. Data — Office of the Attorney General.
The inauguration of Emmanuel Macron, re-elected for a second presidential term, took place in Paris. During his speech, the French president promised to work to end Russia's war against Ukraine.
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During the day on May 6, the Ukrainian military in Donbas repulsed eight Russian attacks in Donbas and destroyed a Russian warehouse in Mykolayiv region and 20 units of equipment, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The shelling did not stop in Luhansk and Donetsk regions, explosions were heard in the Kherson region, and Poltava was shelled. In the Mykolaiv area of the Russian Federation struck five missile strikes, also applied systems of volley fire "Tornado".
In the Kharkiv region, Russian militias blew up three road bridges in order to deter a Ukrainian military counterattack. At night, Russia shelled several districts of Kharkiv region.
At night, a Russian missile hit the building of the Grigory Skovoroda National Museum. The fire engulfed all the museum premises. Now it has been extinguished. The son of the director of the museum was injured and remained to guard him at night. The museum was an estate of the XVIII century, where Skovoroda worked in the last years of his life and near which the philosopher is buried.
Due to the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, 223 children have already died, 410 more are injured, according to the Office of the Prosecutor General.
Russian military and collaborators are trying to organize a mass celebration on May 9 in the cities of the temporarily occupied Kherson region, set up in the central squares of cities and bring spectators so that Russian media can film the mass celebration of Russian Victory Day. The production concert was controlled by the Russian Armed Forces. The mayor of Skadovsk told about it. Also, according to Ukrainian intelligence, officers of the Russian occupation army are being removed from combat positions to guard the so-called "parade" on May 9 in Mariupol.
President Zelensky urged Ukrainians not to ignore air raids due to the possible intensification of Russian shelling on the eve of May 9.
US President Biden has announced an additional $ 150 million military aid package to Ukraine.
The UN World Food Program calls for the opening of Ukraine's Black Sea ports blocked by the Russian navy to prevent the threat of global hunger.
President Zelensky's fleece jacket was sold for 90,000 pounds at a charity auction in support of Ukraine in London. The auction was personally led by Prime Minister Johnson. Among the lots were also a tour of Kyiv with the participation of Mayor Klitschko and a ceramic rooster donated to Johnson in Ukraine.
The $700 million Shaherezada yacht was arrested in Italy over sanctions. The yacht is linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Exchange of prisoners, the Ukrainian Armed Forces liberate the Kharkiv region, Lend-Lease on May 9. War. Top news of May 6
Another exchange of prisoners, almost 500 civilians evacuated from Azovstal, Russia continues send conscripts to war, Germany will hand over seven self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine, Zelensky signed a law on de-Sovietization and calls Scholz to Kyiv on May 9, and Joe Biden will sign a law on Lend-Lease on that day. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 72nd day of the full-scale war.
On May 6, Ukraine and Russia held another exchange of prisoners. 41 Ukrainians returned home — 28 servicemen and 13 civilians. There are 11 women among them.
In the Kharkiv region, the Ukrainian military liberated Oleksandrivka, Fedorivka, Ukrainka, Shestakovo and Peremoha villages, also the control over a part of the village of Cherkaski Tyshky was regained. In the Donetsk region, fighting along the entire line of contact, Russians tried to attack in the direction of Shandryholove, which is in the north of Lyman. In the Luhansk region, there are battles for Popasna, Rubizhne and Voyevodivka. Severodonetsk is almost surrounded by Russian troops, and the Russian Army is trying to force the Siversky Donets river near Kreminna.
Almost 500 civilians were evacuated from Azovstal. However, during the ceasefire, the Russian army damaged an evacuation car. There are dead and wounded. At the same time, Kateryna Prokopenko, the Azov Battalion commander's wife, has drafted a petition addressed to the United Nations. There, she asks to help take civilians and soldiers out from the Azovstal plant. In half a day, the petition received 37,000 signatures.
On May 8 and 9, the Berlin authorities banned walking around the city with "St. George's ribbons", the letters Z and V and the flags of Ukraine and Russia. President Volodymyr Zelensky invited German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to visit Ukraine on May 9. And Joseph Biden said that on this day he will sign a bill on land lease for Ukraine.
Volodymyr Zelensky signed the bill "On de-Sovietization of the legislation of Ukraine". It will repeal more than a thousand acts of the legislative bodies of the USSR and the Ukrainian SSR, as well as determine more than 5 thousand acts of the USSR and the Ukrainian SSR as not applicable in Ukraine.
Russia continues sending conscripts to Ukraine despite statements of the Russian leadership that conscripts do not take part in hostilities in Ukraine — the main intelligence department of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. Moreover, some conscripts are sent to the front after a four-day training course.
The United States has provided Ukraine with intelligence on the location of the cruiser "Moscow", which allowed the Ukrainian Armed Forces to successfully attack the ship, CNN reported. The Pentagon denied this fact.
Germany will hand over seven Panzerhaubitze 2000 self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine. This artillery system resembles a tank and has a range of up to 40 kilometers.
Russia's war against Ukraine has killed 223 children and injured another 408. The data is provided by Office of the Prosecutor General.
EU Economic Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni has said the European Union intends to impose a full embargo on Russian oil within nine months. The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba called this idea erroneous: "You do not know where Europe will be by the end of 2023." And Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Hungary would not support the sanctions package, which includes an embargo on Russian oil imports, because the ban is tantamount to an "atomic bomb" dropped on Hungary's economy.
Ukraine cannot resume peace negotiations with Russia until Russian troops are withdrawn by February 24, but the possibility of concluding a peace agreement to end the war remains, Volodymyr Zelensky said.
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Almost 500 civilians were evacuated from Mariupol and Azovstal in particular, said the head of the President's Office Ermak. The next stage of the evacuation continued this morning. At the same time, according to British intelligence, the Russian army continues to storm the Azovstal plant for the second day, despite claims that they are only trying to block it.
Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, 223 children have died and more than 408 have been injured, the Prosecutor General's Office said.
Russia is preparing a major offensive in the Luhansk region, said the head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration Sergii Gaidai.
The Russian military has been shelling Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Kherson and Mykolayiv regions for the past 24 hours. At the same time, fighting continued in the Donetsk region, and in the Luhansk region, Russian troops tried to storm Ukrainian positions. In the evening of May 5, Russian shells hit one of the last gas stations in the Luhansk region and the railway of Severodonetsk “Azot”.
The Russians have set up their hospital with up to 300 wounded at a hospital in Kup’yans’k, Kharkiv Oblast, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said.
The Pentagon has denied reports that the United States provided Ukraine with "specific information about targets" for the sinking of Russia's flagship Black Sea Fleet, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said.
"We did not provide Ukraine with specific information about the goals for “Moskva.” We were not involved in the decision of the Ukrainians to strike at the ship," he said.
In addition, the Pentagon sees no signs that Belarus is ready to openly join Russia's war against Ukraine. This was stated during a briefing by US Secretary of Defense Kirby in response to reporters' questions about whether the new Belarusian military exercises mean plans to take part in Russia's armed aggression.
The United States and Germany do not recognize changes in Ukraine's borders. This was stated by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and US President Joseph Biden during a telephone conversation.
The Chancellor and the President of the United States stressed that they do not recognize any steps that contradict the territorial sovereignty and integrity of Ukraine, and that they have no legitimacy.
An art work in memory of the victims was unveiled under the destroyed bridge in Irpin. The city was under occupation for a month. According to Irpin Mayor Oleksandr Markushin, at least 200 civilians were killed during the Russian occupation of the city. Due to the impossibility of a safe evacuation, people were forced to remain in basements. Later, the evacuation was organized from this bridge, but the Russians fired on the path where people went to the evacuation buses.
Detention of Sharii, counterattack, battles at Azovstal. War. Top news of May 5
The 71st day of the full-scale war. Russian troops continue storming Azovstal, Anatolii Sharii is detained in Spain, 89% of Ukrainians consider Russian actions genocide, the Ukrainian Armed Forces are counterattacking, Reuters called Russian units involved in war crimes in Bucha. Suspilne gathered the main news of the day.
In Donbas over the past day, the Ukrainian military repulsed 11 attacks of the Russian army. There are battles for Popasna and Rubizhne in the Luhansk region. There are assaults in the directions of Lyman and Severodonetsk in the Donetsk region. In the Kharkiv region, Russians are trying to advance in the area of Stary Saltiv, Kharkiv, and near Izium. The Ukrainian Armed Forces recaptured several settlements on the border of Mykolayiv and Kherson regions. Also the Ukrainian Armed Forces have started the counterattack in the directions of Kharkiv and Izium, said the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhny.
Fighting continues around Azovstal on the perimeter of the plant, there was no ceasefire to release civilians. The Russians use aircraft, artillery and infantry. Captain Sviatoslav Palamar, Deputy Commander of the Azov Regiment, called on Volodymyr Zelensky to evacuate wounded servicemen and civilians.
Reuters named units of the Russian army involved in war crimes in Bucha during the occupation of the city. These are the unit of the Rosguard "Knight", the 76th Assault Airborne Division from Pskov and at least three Chechen units. They are probably involved in the war crimes in Bucha.
Pro-Russian blogger Anatolii Sharii, whom the SBU suspects of treason, has been detained in Spain. According to his lawyer Gonzalo Boye, the issue of extradition of the blogger was considered in court today. The National Supreme Court of Spain has chosen a precautionary measure against Sharia - a written undertaking not to leave. The extradition case will be considered below.
89% of Ukrainians consider the actions of the Russian Federation genocide — a poll by the sociological group "Rating". In addition, 92% of respondents consider themselves Ukrainians by nationality, and 76% of respondents support a ban on the use of symbols Z and V, which mark Russian military vehicles.
The court seized the accounts of the enterprises of relatives of Viktor Medvedchuk and MP Taras Kozak. Their relatives are involved in a case of illegal sand mining in two quarries in the Lviv region. There were over UAH 40 million in the seized accounts.
The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, has stated that he will put the issue of Ukraine's membership in the EU on the agenda of the European Council when the "best moment" comes. According to him, he is not ready to say exactly when this will happen. Volodymyr Zelensky called on the European Union to grant Ukraine membership under an abbreviated special procedure and reminded that membership should be a reality, not just a promise.
As of the morning of May 4, more than 629 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of Russian aggression. 221 children were killed and more than 408 were injured. According to the Prosecutor General's Office.
Italian firefighters handed over 45 fire trucks to Ukrainian rescuers. They are already in Slovakia and are waiting to be sent to Ukraine.
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Russia's missile strikes in western Ukraine have focused on important infrastructure to undermine support for Ukraine, but military aid continues to flow, Pentagon spokesman Kirby said.
Russia's missile strikes on the Dnipro River hit the railway tracks, the State Emergency Service said. No one was killed or injured in the rocket attacks. But railway traffic is suspended.
The Ukrainian military liberated several settlements on the border of the Mykolaiv and Kherson areas, declared in the General Staff of ZSU.
Oleksandr Makhov, a journalist and military correspondent, was killed in battles with Russia. From the beginning of the war he went to the front, fought in the Izium direction.
In the evening of May 4, Sumy region was fired at with mortars from the Russian border 40 times, no one was injured, said the head of the regional administration Zhyvytskyi.
As a result of the night missile strike on Kramatorsk, at least 25 people were injured, six of them need help in the hospital - the head of the regional administration. The rockets damaged nine houses, a school and a kindergarten.
Photo and video: Telegram-channel of Pavel Kyrylenko
The bodies of two civilians were found in the Kyiv region. They were shot during the occupation and moved by a tank. According to police, on February 25, the Russian military shot dead a car with two civilians in the cabin, then - moved the car with people inside with heavy equipment.
Pro-Russian blogger Anatoly Shariy, suspected of treason, has been detained in Spain. According to SBU investigators, he harmed Ukraine's national security in the information space. The SBU also has reason to believe that Shariy acted on behalf of "foreign structures."
The UN Security Council plans to discuss the protection of civilians and infrastructure in Ukraine during the war on May 5.
Towards the night of May 5, a convoy of buses and private cars arrived in Zaporizhia with 344 residents of Mariupol and the Zaporizhia region, who managed to evacuate from the Russian-occupied territories. Approximately 30-35 people arrived directly from Mariupol. Other people are from settlements near the city and from Berdyansk.
On the territory of the Kharkiv region, the shelling of the Russian Federation damaged the earthen fortifications of the Alexeyev Fortress - a monument of the XVIII century. This is one of the 18 fortifications of the Ukrainian defense line, created to protect against Tatar invasions. The shafts were over 5 meters high and had wooden defensive walls.
The shelling of Dnipro, Belarus is sending troops to the border, the announcement of the sixth package of sanctions. War. The main things for May 4
79th day of full-scale war. The Russians are shelling Ukrainian cities again, part of the Russian troops broke into the territory of Azovstal, a sudden inspection of the armed forces in Belarus, Britain transfers Malloy T150 drones to Ukraine, Ursula von der Leyen announced the sixth package of sanctions. The public gathered the main news of the day.
In Dnipro, the Russians fired missiles into the city center. Damaged railway infrastructure.
Russian troops continue to storm Azovstal. Some of them broke into the plant, said the head of the "Servants of the People" faction David Arachmiya.
The General Staff reports: last night the Armed Forces repulsed 12 attacks in Donbass. Russians 40 attack and transport helicopters in the Belgorod region, near the border of Ukraine. In the Kharkiv region, they continue to advance in the direction of Izium — Barvinkove. Also, in the Donbas and Zaporizhia regions, Russian troops are trying to attack the Lyman, Orikhovo, Popasna, Velyka Novosilka, Huliaipole, Komyshuvakha and Orikhiv.
Russia has deployed 22 battalion tactical groups near Izium, trying to advance along the northern axis of Donbas to capture Kramatorsk and Severodonetsk, which should be a springboard for cutting off Ukrainian forces in the region, according to the British Defense Ministry.
The death toll from an air strike by the Russian army on the Mariupol Drama Theater on March 16 is twice that of the Ukrainian authorities: instead of 300 people, at least 600 people have been killed, according to the Associated Press.
The Kremlin says it is not going to announce a general mobilization on May 9. This was announced by spokesman for Russian President Dmitry Peskov. He added that Russia also has no plans to officially declare war to Ukraine on this day.
German fighters intercepted a Russian IL-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Baltic Sea. They forced the crew to change course and escorted the Russians from Germany's air borders.
A sudden inspection of the Armed Forces has begun in Belarus. The columns are moving towards the borders of Lithuania and Ukraine. Troops must operate in unfamiliar areas in rapidly changing conditions. The composition of the forces involved in the inspection will be gradually increased.
Germany plans to supply high-tech military radar and reconnaissance systems to Ukraine, including the COBRA counter-artillery radar system. Britain will transfer Malloy T150 drones, which are capable of delivering heavy equipment to troops on the front line. The Bulgarian parliament also voted to provide military assistance to Ukraine. The country will not supply weapons, however, Bulgaria is ready to repair Ukrainian equipment.
More than 627 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of Russian aggression. As of the morning of May 4, the number of dead children has not changed — 220. The number of injured has increased — more than 407. Data — the Prosecutor General's Office.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has announced the sixth package of EU sanctions against Russia. It bans the import of Russian oil. However, Reuters reports that EU ambassadors have not approved an oil embargo on Russia — several eastern EU countries are concerned that the shutdown will not give them enough time to adapt. The publication writes that it is about Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine, day 70. Online updates.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine, day 70. Online updates.
At least 627 children got hurt in Ukraine as a result of armed aggression by the Russian Federation. According to the Office of the Prosecutor General, as of the morning of May 4, the number of dead children has not changed - 220. The number of injured has increased - more than 407.
On the evening of May 3, Russian militaries fired about 18 missiles from the Caspian region.
Air defense worked in Vinnytsia, Odessa and Kyiv regions. The missiles hit Lviv, the Kirovohrad region, and for the first time since the beginning of the war, Russian troops fired on the Zakarpattia region. Due to the shelling, Ukrzaliznytsia warned of train delays - Russian troops struck at six stations in central and western Ukraine.
Consequences of the missile strike in Lviv. The air defense forces shot down two of the six cruise missiles over the Lviv region.
On the morning of May 4, a new stage of evacuation of people from Mariupol to Zaporizhzhia began. As of 09:30, evacuation buses left Mariupol.
Yesterday 156 people arrived in Zaporizhzhia and were evacuated from Azovstal.
The humanitarian corridor for departure is promised to be opened today from the occupied Energodar to Zaporizhzhia, the head of Energodar Orlov said.
During the day on Dobas 12 attacks of Russian troops were repulsed. Six tanks, five artillery systems and 15 armored vehicles were destroyed, the General Staff said.
In one day, 21 civilians were killed in shelling in the Donetsk region. This is the largest number of casualties in one day since the Russians shelled the Kramatorsk railway station. Twice a day the Russians fired on the Avdiivka Coke Plant. There are dead and wounded.
On May 3, the Russian occupiers shelled residential areas of Luhansk region for 34 times.
At night, Russians shelled the Sumy region with GRADs and helicopters. In Kharkiv at night there were non-intensive shelling of the outskirts of the city, no one was injured.
In Kherson, Novotroitsk and Skadovsk in the Kherson region, the Internet has started working, Suspilne correspondents report.
In the Zaporizhzhia region, Russians are sewing a lot of uniforms of the Armed Forces - they are probably preparing provocations to discredit the Ukrainian military, according to the South Operational Command.
About 24,000 tons of humanitarian aid arrived in Ukraine last week. In total, from the first days of March to May, Ukraine received more than 304 thousand tons of aid. This was announced by the adviser to the head of the President's Office Daria Zarivna.
The Russians exported about 400,000 tons of grains from the four temporarily occupied regions of Ukraine, a third of all reserves in the regions, said First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy Taras Vysotsky. According to him, about 1.3 million tons of grain were left in the temporarily occupied territories.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has announced a sixth package of sanctions against Russia. The EU is proposing a phasing out of all Russian oil imports, disconnecting Sberbank from SWIFT and imposing sanctions on Russians accused of war crimes in Bucha.
A sudden inspection of the rapid reaction forces has begun in the Armed Forces of Belarus. Military units must be brought into combat readiness, they will perform training and combat tasks to "assess the readiness to respond to crisis situations."
Rocket attacks on cities, Tsarev's sentence, ban on pro-Russian parties. War. Top news of May 3
The 69th day of the full-scale war. Russians assault Azovstal and shell the Avdiivka Coke Plant, Lviv, Kyiv and Odessa, the Ukrainian Armed Forces destroy Russian headquarters in the Kherson region, CNN reports that Putin will declare war on Ukraine on May 9, the Verkhovna Rada bans pro-Russian parties, and a court sentences Oleg Tsarev. Suspilne gathered the main news of the day.
In the evening — shelling of Ukrainian cities. Ukrainian air defense shot down Russian missiles near Kyiv, Odesa and Vinnytsia. However, several missiles hit targets in Lviv. Three power substations were damaged. There is no light in a part of the city. Also missile strikes on the territory of the Kirovograd region.
An evacuation convoy arrived in Zaporizhzhia with people from Azovstal, who had been staying with the Ukrainian military for two months in the plant's underground storage facilities. According to Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk, 156 people were evacuated. At the same time, Russian troops stormed Azovstal in Mariupol, where civilian and Ukrainian troops, including the Azov Regiment, are still stationed. This was announced by the head of the patrol police department in Mariupol Mykhailo Vershynin.
In the Donetsk region, Russian militaries shelled workers at the Avdeevka Coke Plant. At least 10 dead and 15 wounded. According to the head of the Donetsk RMA Pavlo Kyrylenko, Russian militaries knew where they were aiming and chose the time when the workers completed their shift and waited for the bus at the stop. In the Luhansk region, the Russian military destroyed the agricultural complex by aircraft. The company stored 17,000 tons of wheat and 8,500 tons of sunflower, said the head of the Luhansk Regional State Administration Serhii Haidai. On the border of Mykolayiv and Kherson oblasts, the Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed a Russian headquarter, three ammunition depots, one with fuel and lubricants, and several Russian manpower and equipment concentration points.
Putin may officially declare war on Ukraine on May 9. This will make it possible to mobilize Russian reserve forces during Russia's attempt to conquer eastern and southern Ukraine. This was reported by CNN with reference to US officials. At the same time, Pope Francis said that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán had told him that the war in Ukraine was supposed to end by May 9.
In mid-May, Russia will try to annex the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. It will try to implement a similar plan in the Kherson region, said US Ambassador to the OSCE Michael Carpenter.
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson addressed the Verkhovna Rada. He promised to continue to support Ukraine in the war against Russia, announced a new bailout package worth £ 300 million, Brimstone anti-ship missile systems, and said that Western countries were late in imposing sanctions on Russia.
The Shevchenkivsky District Court of Kyiv sentenced in absentia the former People's Deputy from the Party of Regions and Ukrainian presidential candidate Oleh Tsaryov to 12 years in prison for calling for "changing the borders of Ukraine's territory and state border" and overthrowing the constitutional order. The case against Tsarev has been pending since 2016. In 2014, he left for Russia.
Verkhovna Rada deputies voted to ban pro-Russian parties. The Verkhovna Rada also supported in general the draft amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On the Fundamentals of National Resistance" and allowed the Territorial Defense to perform tasks in the combat zone, including in the occupied territories.
More than 626 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of armed aggression by the Russian Federation. 220 children were killed and more than 406 were injured. Data — Office of the Attorney General.
On World Press Freedom Day, the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine announced the launch of the Foundation in Memory of the Fallen Journalists. Since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion, 22 journalists have died in Ukraine.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine, day 69. Online updates.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine, day 69. Online updates.
Pope Francis is ready to come to Moscow, but Putin has not yet agreed to meet the pontiff. This was reported by the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. Francis also called the events in Ukraine similar to the genocide in Rwanda and called for an end to the bloodshed.
Twelve attacks by Russian troops have been repulsed in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions over the past 24 hours, the General Staff reports. The occupiers fired heavily at Rubizhne, Novodruzhesk, and Vugledar. Luhansk region survived 25 shellings. In the Donetsk region, 10 settlements were shelled, and three civilians are known to have died. The evacuation of the population from the front zone continues. The evacuation of people from Mariupol is also underway. On May 1, more than 100 people were evacuated from the Azovstal plant, but they have not yet reached Zaporizhia.
In Kharkiv, a fire broke out at an enterprise due to shelling, killing one person.
The night passed peacefully in Odesa. On the eve of the Russian Federation struck a missile: damaged one of the religious buildings and a house. A 15-year-old boy was killed and a girl was injured in the shelling.
Kherson region: the situation in the region remains difficult, explosions and shelling in the region. The occupiers continue fighting and looting in the region. In Skadovsk, mobile communications were restored, which disappeared two days ago throughout the occupied territory of the region.
The Russians fired at Mykolayiv region, struck at Mykolayiv and the water area in the city of Ochakiv.
More than 626 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation. According to official figures, 220 children were killed and more than 406 were injured. This was reported in the Office of the Prosecutor General on the morning of May 3.
A fund in memory of the fallen journalists has been set up in Ukraine. The National Union of Journalists announced this on World Press Freedom Day, which is celebrated on May 3,
The fund will help the families of journalists who died during the large-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin may officially declare war to Ukraine on May 9. This will make it possible to fully mobilize Russian reserve forces during Russia's attempt to conquer eastern and southern Ukraine. This was reported by CNN, citing US and Western officials. To date, Russia insists that the price is war - and it is a "special military operation to denationalize." In Russia, May 9 is a holiday in honor of the victory in World War II.
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation stated that 1,092,137 people had been evacuated from Ukraine to Russia since February 24. Among them - 196,356 children from the territory of Ukraine, in particular, from the occupied territories of Donbass - unrecognized people's Luhansk and Donetsk republics. This is the data of the head of the National Center for Defense Management of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mizintsev.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is outraged by Kyiv's refusal to receive German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and has stated that he will not go to Kyiv. This was stated by the Chancellor of Germany in an interview with German broadcaster ZDF.
Russia's preparation for mobilisation, the shelling of Odessa, Lavrov's anti-Semitism. War. Top news of May 2
The 68th day of full-scale war. Ukrainian intelligence says Russia will announce mobilization on May 9, Russian troops shelled bridges across the Dniester estuary again and fired rockets across Odessa and the Dnieper, Russian doctors are preparing for cholera tests, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov believes Hitler had Jewish blood. Suspilne collected the main news of the day.
Russia is preparing to announce the mobilization on May 9, said the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Kyrylo Budanov. According to him, now the Russians are counting on the fact that they can issue mobilization orders, and this is a step before the start of real mobilization.
In Perm city of Russia the plant which produces shells for "Grad" and "Tornado" burned. Two factory workers were died. The causes of the fire are being investigated.
The General Staff reports that in the Kherson region, Russia is trying to advance in the directions of Izium-Barvinkovo and Izium-Slovyansk, has built a ferry across the Siversky Donets river, and continues shelling Kharkiv. In the Donetsk region, the main battles are for the control of Rubizhne and Popasna, as well as in the directions of the Lyman and Siversk.
Today, for the third time, Russians launched a missile strike on the bridge across the Dniester estuary and fired missiles at Odessa, hitting an infrastructure object and damaging a religious building. There are dead and wounded, including a 13-year-old child. At dawn on May 2, the Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed two Russian Raptor boats near Zmiiny Island. Also, the Russian Federation has released two more missiles in the Sinelnikivsky area of the Dnepropetrovsk region. One of them hit the pig farm, and one more hit the landing.
On April 28, Russia's chief sanitary doctor Anna Popova signed a resolution "On Additional Measures to Prevent Cholera," which focused on the regions bordering Ukraine. By May 15, the regions have to prepare laboratories for cholera tests, and ensure the readiness of hospitals by June 1. The Central Intelligence Agency of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine believes that Russia is preparing provocations with the use of biological weapons, which Moscow will accuse Ukraine.
Since the start of the full-scale Russian invasion, the United States have delivered more than 5,000 Javelin anti-tank missiles and more than 70 M777 howitzers to Kyiv. In the last 24 hours, 13 planes with US military assistance have arrived in Europe. Another 11 planes are due to arrive within the next 24 hours.
In an interview with Italy's Mediaset, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov mentioned Vladimir Zelensky's Jewish roots and said that "Hitler also had Jewish blood" and "the Jewish people say that the most ardent anti-Semites are usually Jews." Israel is waiting for an apology from Lavrov and summons the Russian ambassador to the Foreign Ministry. Oleh Nikolenko, a spokesman for Ukraine's foreign ministry, said it was an "anti-Semitic attack" and Ukraine was urging other governments to "further isolate Russia."
The war in Ukraine is in a decisive phase, and everything that will happen in the next 2-3 weeks will be decisive for the next 2-3 years — said the former commander of the US Army in Europe, General Ben Hodges. "Will we be able to provide the soldiers with the technical capabilities they need to prevent an attack? I think we will feel the difference in the next 2-3 weeks, "he said, adding that the United States does not doubt that Ukraine will win, and that what Russia is doing in Transnistria is a sign of despair.
The Russians illegally deported 181,000 Ukrainian children to Russia or transported them to the temporarily occupied territories. 2,000 children are orphans or deprived of parental care — the President’s Commissioner for Children’s Rights and Children’s Rehabilitation Daria Herasymchuk. At the same time, the UN refugee agency estimates that more than 5.5 million people left Ukraine during the full-scale war.
More than 624 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation. As of the morning of May 2, 2022, the official number of child victims has not changed — 219. The number of injured has increased — more than 405. Data — the Prosecutor General's Office.
Almost 4.5 million tons of grain are blocked in Ukrainian ports due to the war, says Martin Frick, a spokesman for the UN World Food Program.
Ukraine received a 495 million euro grant from the World Bank. This is money from the United States, Norway and Austria.
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The evacuation of people from Mariupol is to continue today. On May 2, the gathering spots for people to join the evacuation column that will leave the city have been agreed upon, the Mariupol City Council said. On May 1, with the support of the United Nations and the Red Cross, the first 100 civilians were evacuated from the Azovstal plant territory.
According to the General Staff, on May 1, the Ukrainian military repulsed ten attacks by the Russian occupiers in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.
Luhansk region: 18 enemy shellings for the last day. Destruction of 28 houses. Three dead, three wounded. Among the victims is a minor child. A gymnasium burned down in Lysychansk.
Photo: Telegram channel of Serhii Haidai
Donetsk: the region remains in critical condition due to ongoing hostilities. As a result of the last night's shelling, four people are known to be injured. In total, the occupiers fired on 11 settlements. Residential buildings, farm, granary, and communal infrastructure are damaged.
The Russian occupiers have intensified radio-electronic warfare in Izyum, Kharkiv region, and there has been no connection with the city for about a week. It was announced by the head of the Izyum City Council Maksym Strelnyk.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, General Valerii Zaluzhnyi, announced the destruction of two Russian boats near Zmiinyi (Snake) Island.
Video: Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
In the Dnipropetrovsk region, a missile hit an elevator and destroyed a warehouse with grain. No one was injured, said the head of the Regional Administration, Reznichenko.
The petition to create a visa regime for Russian citizens to enter Ukraine received more than 25,000 votes needed for its consideration.
4,5 million tons of grain have been blocked in Ukrainian ports due to the Russian war, the UN said.
At the beginning of the invasion, Russia deployed more than 120 battalion tactical groups, representing about 65% of its total ground combat force. It is likely that more than a quarter of these units have so far proved ineffective in combat. Some of Russia's most elite units have suffered the most significant losses, including the Airborne Forces. The British Ministry of Defense reported this with reference to British intelligence.
The war in Ukraine is now in a decisive phase. The following 2-3 weeks will determine next 2-3 years. This opinion was expressed by the former commander of the US Army in Europe, General Ben Hodges. He added that the United States does not doubt that Ukraine will win.
Adam Kinzinger, a member of the US House of Representatives, has introduced a draft resolution that would allow the use of US forces in Ukraine if Russia uses chemical, biological or nuclear weapons. It was reported on the congressman's website. The draft document proposes authorizing the President of the United States to use US troops to respond to a scenario in which Russia will use any of these weapons.
US First Lady Jill Biden will visit Romania and Slovakia to meet with Ukrainians who left the country due to the war.
Evacuation from Azovstal, NATO exercise, Germany not against oil embargo. War. The main thing for May 1
67 days of full-scale war. Azovstal evacuated 100 civilians, fought in the Donbas and the Russians prepared to attack Kryvyi Rih, NATO exercises began in Europe, a military facility burned in the Belgorod region, Germany no longer opposes the oil embargo against Russia, and Denmark will hand over armored personnel carriers to Ukraine. Suspilne gathered the main news of the day.
The evacuation of civilians began from the territory of the Azovstal plant in Mariupol. The first hundred people have already been evacuated. The evacuees are to arrive in Zaporizhia on May 2.
NATO's Defender Europe 22 and Swift Response 2022 military exercises have begun in Europe. They will take place from 1 to 26 May, with the participation of eight countries, and the idea of the exercise is to increase the security of NATO's eastern flank and work out deterrence of a potential aggressor.
The General Staff reports that in the Donbas, Russian attacks on Rubizhne, Popasna, Marinka, near the villages of Vremivka, Zelene Pole and Ozerne, and fighting along the entire front line. In the Kharkiv region, shelling in the areas of the settlements of Uda and Prudyanka, fighting near Stary Saltov and the continuation of the offensive in the Izium direction. In the south, Russian troops are trying to reach the borders of the Kherson region, planning an attack on Kryvyi Rih and Mykolayiv.
In the Kursk region of Russia, which borders Ukraine, the railway bridge Sudzha — Sosnovy Bor was partially destroyed, the movement of the branch is limited. Governor Roman Starovoit said the incident was caused by sabotage. The railway branch was used to move warehouses. Also, in the Belgorod region of the Russian Federation, on the border with the Kharkiv region, there is a fire on the territory of one of the facilities of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
The so-called "Transnistrian region" published a large circulation of the newspaper "Transnistria", dated May 2, 2022. The central material is the "Official appeal of the residents of Transnistria to the President of the Russian Federation Putin" to involve the armed forces of Transnistria "in the actions of the Russian army", according to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
Denmark will hand over to Ukraine 25 Piranha III wheeled armored personnel carriers, M10 heavy mortars and thousands of shells, as well as 50 M113 tracked armored personnel carriers.
Germany has changed its position and now for the introduction of an oil embargo against Russia — the German news agency dpa, citing sources among EU diplomats. The reason for this could be that the country's dependence on Russian oil fell from 35% before the start of the war in Ukraine to 12% within eight weeks. This was announced by German Economy Minister Robert Habeck.
As of the morning of May 1, the official number of children killed in the war has not changed — 219. The number of wounded has increased — more than 404. Data — the Prosecutor General's Office.
To date, more than 9,000 cases have been filed for Russian war crimes in Ukraine. The prosecutor's office has already started prosecuting some war criminals in Ukraine, while others will be prosecuted in absentia, Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktov said.
The Russians are destroying medical infrastructure in the occupied territories of Ukraine, taking out medical equipment and forcing hospitals to work for them, according to the Central Intelligence Agency. For example, in the regional anti-tuberculosis dispensary in Vovchansk, Kharkiv region, the Russians placed their wounded soldiers, and in the Pologi Central District Hospital in Zaporizhia, they set up an ammunition depot.
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Russia's invasion of Ukraine, day 67. Online updates.
The US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has arrived in Kyiv with an announced visit.
In the Mykolaiv region, the Russian military hit the fertilizers warehouse, the head of the Regional Administration reported. As reported by Operational Command South, artillery and mortar shelling caused a fire in a warehouse with saltpeter. It is being extinguished. According to preliminary information, no one was injured.
Maxar Technologies has published satellite images of the Azovstal plant in Mariupol. They show that the structures of the steel plant were practically destroyed as a result of the Russian army's bombing and artillery strikes.
Photo: Maxar Technologies
Denmark will hand over to Ukraine wheeled armored personnel carriers, heavy mortars, and rounds to them, according to the Danish newspaper Olfi. The Italian fund allocates the first half a million euros for the restoration of Bucha. In addition, the Italian city of Bergamo offered to establish a sister relationship with Bucha.
According to UN data, almost 5.5 million people have left Ukraine since the beginning of the war. Most of them are in Poland.
The Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine has estimated that the number of emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere during hostilities can already be equated to the emissions of one metallurgical enterprise for the entire year.
The Russian Federation continues shelling the Luhansk region: Russians opened fire on residential quarters of cities 19 times during the last day. There is a dead and wounded. The gas pipeline is damaged.
In the Donetsk region, the Armed Forces repulsed nine attacks by Russian troops in the last 24 hours. However, active hostilities are along the entire front line. Nine civilians were injured there, and 4 of them were children. Fighting continues in the Zaporizhzhia region and the Izyum area of the Kharkiv region.
Dire situation in the Kherson region: explosions and shelling continue.
Kherson is under complete blockade. As of yesterday, cell communication and the Internet do not work in the region. Only in some areas do people have the opportunity to "catch" the connection of the Ukrainian operator Kyivstar. The State Special Communications Service reported that the main lines were cut off, and the operators were disconnected from the power supply. The Russians are spreading fakes that the Ukrainian authorities have ordered the disconnection.
The British Ministry of Defense, citing British intelligence, notes Russian intention to exert substantial political and economic influence in Kherson in the long run. The intelligence reminded that the occupiers plan to use the Russian ruble in Kherson as of today. Control over Kherson will increase Russia's ability to support north and west offensives and improve the security of Russian control over Crimea.
As of the morning of May 1, the official number of children killed in the war has not changed, that is 219. The number of wounded has increased to more than 404. The Office of the Prosecutor General reported this.
Ukrainian intelligence reports that in unrecognized Transnistria, a large circulation of the newspaper was printed for May 2. There is an "official appeal" of locals to Putin with a request to "involve the armed forces of Transnistria in the actions of the Russian army."
Shelling of Odesa, an exchange of prisoners, the evacuation from Azovstal, Jolie in Lviv. War. Top news of April 30
The 66th day of the full-scale war. Another exchange of prisoners took place, Russia shelled the Odesa Airport and two evacuation buses near Popasna, the Pope asked Putin for a humanitarian corridor from Mariupol three times, Angelina Jolie drinking coffee in Lviv. Suspilne gathered the main news of the day.
Ukraine and Russia have carried out a new exchange of prisoners. 7 civilians and 7 soldiers return home, including a pregnant woman.
In the Kharkiv region, in the direction of Izium, Ukrainian military struck the troops of the Russian Federation and destroyed 30 pieces of vehicles, more than half of which were tanks. Also, the Ukrainian Armed Forces took control over the Verkhnia Rohanka, Ruska Lozova, Slobidske and Prylesne.
Russia struck rockets at the Odessa Airport. There are no injured and dead. The runway was damaged, the missiles were launched from the territory of the temporarily occupied Crimea. At noon, the border guards recorded shelling from the territory of Russia in the area of the Ukrainian Senkivka checkpoint, in Chernihiv. On April 28, the Russians fired three times. Also, Russian troops struck three missile strikes in the Sinelnikivsky district of the Dnipropetrovsk region.
Near the city of Popasna, in the Luhansk region, Russian troops shot two evacuation buses. One bus was found empty, there is no information where the other one is.
From 11:00 the Ukrainian and Russian sides are keeping ceasefire in Mariupol near Azovstal. 20 civilians — women and children have been taken out of the plant, they should leave to Zaporizhzhia. At the same time, it became known that Pope Francis asked Putin three times to provide a humanitarian corridor for evacuation of civilians from Mariupol, but he answered that he could not guarantee his safety — Il Messaggero newspaper with reference to sources.
On April 29, Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaschak at a meeting with Slovak Visa Yaroslav Nadem said that Warsaw was ready to defend the Slovak airspace if Bratislava decides to hand over to Ukraine Mi-29 aircraft.
there are problems with replenishing high-precision missiles in Russia, Financial Times reports. The deficit is caused by both the quality of the industrial base and sanctions. In total, during the war, according to Forbes, Russia released 1300 missiles across Ukraine, which cost it at least $ 7.5 billion.
Actress Angelina Jolie came to Ukraine. On April 30, she visited one of coffee shops Lviv . Ukrzaliznytsia reported that Jolie had arrived with a humanitarian mission. She visited the Lviv Railway Station, where she met the passengers of the evacuation train from Pokrovsk.
Russia has stolen "several hundred thousand tons" of grain from the occupied territories — the Ministry of Agrarian Policy.
Since the beginning of a full-scale invasion of Russia in Ukraine, about 7,000 applications for missing were received in the police. Half of them were found.
Estonian Interior Minister Christian Janan said that Estonian sappers will arrive in Ukraine. They will help in areas where there are no active fighting.
The Secretary of the National Security Council Nikolai Patrushev was informed of the suspicion of encroachment on territorial integrity and inviolability to Ukraine, for which a punishment in the form of 10 to 15 years is provided by the lattice — the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.
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A record number of missing people has been recorded in Ukraine for the modern history of mankind.
Since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, the police have received about 7,000 reports of missing persons, half of whom have been found, said Deputy Interior Minister Mary Hakobyan. Also, about 2,000 bodies of the dead were granted unidentified status, of which 1,282 were later identified. To date, 927 DNA examinations have been ordered as part of criminal proceedings.
As of the morning of April 30, the Russian Federation lost about 23,200 servicemen, 1,008 tanks, 2,445 armored combat vehicles, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces. At the same time, 200 Russians were killed in a day, 22 tanks and 27 units of other armored vehicles were destroyed.
The night of April 30 passed peacefully in most regions of Ukraine.
In the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, on April 29, the Ukrainian military repulsed 14 attacks by the Russian occupiers, destroyed 11 tanks, seven artillery systems, 28 armored vehicles and 14 vehicles. Air defense units shot down one plane and seven drones.
The situation in Mariupol remains unchanged. The city is under siege.
In the Donetsk region, the Russian Federation fired air and missile strikes, and artillery also worked along the entire front line. Near the settlements of Maryinka, Krasnohorivka, and Novomykhailivka, the Russians made unsuccessful attempts to break through.
The towns and villages of Luhansk region have withstood 16 massive artillery attacks over the past 24 hours. One person was killed and three were injured. As a result of the shelling, three schools and 20 residential buildings were destroyed. Also on April 29, near Popasna, the Russian occupiers fired on a car with volunteers. The head of the Luhansk regional administration Sergey Gaidai reported.
Fierce battles took place in Zaporizhia in the Guliaipil district. And this morning the Russian army fired on one of the villages in the Dnipropetrovsk region bordering the Zaporizhia and Donetsk regions, information on the destruction and injuries is being clarified, said the head of the regional council Mykola Lukashuk.
In the Kherson region, Russia continues hostilities, shelling neighboring areas. The explosions have destroyed many homes and injured people. Settlements are under occupation. In general, the situation in the region remains difficult.
In the Kharkiv region, shelling of the city and communities in the region continued. In the Izyum direction, the Ukrainian National Guards together with artillerymen struck at the location of Russian troops, destroying more than 30 units of equipment of the Russian army, the National Guard said.
During the two months of Russia's war against Ukraine, Pope Francis three times asked Putin to provide a humanitarian corridor for the evacuation of civilians from Mariupol, but he replied that he could not guarantee his safety. This was reported by the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero, citing sources. The Pope was ready to send his trusted cardinal for humanitarian affairs to Mariupol from Poland. He also offered to evacuate civilians from Azovstal on a ship flying the flag of the Holy See.
The Russian military, which occupied the city of Melitopol in the Zaporizhya region, told local accountants and entrepreneurs that from May 1, in circulation, along with the hryvnia, rubles, said Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov. He reminded that the Russians have repeatedly expressed such intentions, but have not yet been able to implement them due to strong opposition from local residents.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces liberated Ruska Lozova, the Russian Federation killed a journalist, the State Bureau of Investigation and Deripaska. The War. Top news of April 29.
Russian troops partly withdraw from Mariupol, the State Bureau of Investigation blocks illegal supply channel for Russian weapons, 200 tons of Spanish weapons unloaded for Ukraine in the city of Gdynia in Poland, Russians killed Radio Liberty journalist with rocket attack in Kyiv, Guterres says UN can do nothing with Putin. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 65th day of the full-scale war.
The Ukrainian military liberated Ruska Lozova in the Kharkiv region. This settlement has strategic importance, because it was the place from where Russians fired artillery at Kharkiv, the Land Forces explained.
In the east, Russians are trying to attack Lyman and Severodonetsk and continue trying to gain control of Rubizhne and Popasna. Air strikes on Mariupol do not stop, as well as the blockade of Azovstal. However, the Pentagon says that part of the Russian troops withdrew from the city and moved to the Zaporizhzhia region. It's is currently unknown how far they have moved to the northwest .
Radio Liberty journalist Vira Hyrych was killed in a rocket attack on Kyiv on April 28. 10 people were injured. And in Mariupol, 14-year-old weightlifter Alina Perehudova and her mother died from Russian shelling.
The State Bureau of Investigation has blocked an illegal supply channel for components that could be used in the manufacture of Russia's tactical missile system. The company from the sphere of influence of the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska was engaged in delivery. Since the beginning of the war, it has been under Western sanctions.
Weapons news. The Spanish ship Isabel unloaded 200 tons of cargo for Ukraine in the Polish port of Gdynia. There are weapons, trucks, SUVs and special vehicles. Poland has handed over more than 200 post-Soviet T-72 tanks to Ukraine. This amount of equipment is enough to equip two tank brigades. In addition to tanks, several dozen infantry fighting vehicles were also sent to Ukraine. And the Federal Government of Germany is considering the possibility of supplying Ukraine with self-propelled Panzerhaubitzen 2000 howitzers.
As of April 29, 1,187 bodies of dead civilians had been found and examined in the Kyiv region. As of April 28, 1,150 people were reported dead.
As a result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, at least 219 children were killed and another 398 were injured as of the morning of April 29. Data — Office of the Attorney General.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has acknowledged that the Security Council cannot stop Russia's war against Ukraine. "This has caused mass frustration and anger," he told a joint news conference with President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv. He added that any assistance the UN could provide would "fade against the background of current needs".
Ukraine will receive another 495 million euros from the World Bank Trust Fund, in addition to the grant of 88.5 million euros, which has already gone to the state budget. These additional funds will be provided by the United States, Norway and Austria.
Ukraine has a shortage of fuel due to the fact that Russia is destroying the country's fuel infrastructure with missile strikes. Minister of Economy Yuliia Svyrydenko assured that the deficit will be eliminated within a week, but fuel will be a bit more expensive.
Elon Musk, in addition to Starlink, handed over Tesla Powerwall stations to Ukraine. 2 outpatient clinics in Borodianka and Irpin have already received these solar panels and energy saving systems.
The Kremlin has not invited any foreign leaders to Russia's main holiday, the May 9 parade. The reason: "This is not an anniversary date," — said Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
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In the Kharkiv region, the Ukrainian Armed Forces liberated the village of Ruska Lozova, from where the occupiers carried out artillery shelling of residential areas in Kharkiv, said the head of the regional administration Oleh Synehubov.
Russian militaries have captured two British Presidium Network volunteers. According to preliminary data, they were abducted in the city of Dniprorudne (Zaporizhzhia region).
Before the war, more than 11,000 Russian citizens came to Ukraine and did not leave the country in time. Their locations are currently being verified by the State Bureau of Investigation along with other law enforcement agencies.
The Embassy of the Netherlands is returning to Kyiv, the government portal of the Netherlands reported. On April 29, Dutch Ambassador Ennes de Mol and a small group of embassy staff will return to Kyiv, although the consular section of the Dutch Embassy in Ukraine remains closed.
The South Korean Foreign Ministry also announced the return of its embassy to the Ukrainian capital in the nearest future. The exact time will be determined by the head of the embassy, taking into account the security of the embassy staff.
Border guards do not exclude the fact, that Russia can use Transnistria as Belarus. According to Andrii Demchenko, a spokesman of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, the situation on the border with Moldova remains tense.
Poland has supplied Ukraine with more than 200 T-72 tanks and several dozen infantry fighting vehicles. Among the weapons that Ukraine has already received from Poland are self-propelled howitzers 2C1 "Carnation" and multiple rocket launchers "Hail". Poland has also provided air-to-air missiles for MiG-29 and Su-27 aircrafts. - Polish Radio message.
The adviser to the mayor of Mariupol published a video of the latest street battles in the Azovstal area, noting that the video shows "the real consequences of attempts by Russian Marines to attack Azov and Ukrainian Marines."
According to the Azov Regiment, since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine in the defense of Mariupol, fighters have destroyed at least 1,157 Russian troops and 49 tanks. The assault and bombing of Azovstal, where Ukrainian military and civilian personnel are housed in underground storage facilities, have not stopped in recent days. As of April 28, the number of wounded at the Azovstal field hospital exceeds 600 people.
The Ukrainian military received an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system from partner countries. The complex is already performing combat missions, according to the "South" command.
The Russian military stole Scythian gold from the Melitopol Museum of Local Lore. The unique collection of the IV century. BC, which archaeologists discovered in the 50s of last century., helped find local collaborators. It is unknown at this time where he was taken. The most valuable collections were exported to other regions of Ukraine in March. And the city administration and museum staff hid a collection of Scythian gold back in February. Since then, Russian occupiers and local collaborators have been actively looking for him.
According to scientists, as a precious metal Scythian gold is not important, but as a historical artifact - invaluable. In particular, this is stated in the fourth part of the documentary "Night at the Museum".
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As a result of a missile strike by Russia on April 28 in Kyiv, Radio Liberty journalist Vira Hyrych was killed, the Institute of Mass Media reported. The journalist was found under the rubble on the morning of April 29.
Vira Hyrych started working in the Kyiv bureau of Radio Liberty on February 1, 2018. Previously she worked on leading Ukrainian TV channels. As a result of the shelling of a high-rise building, 10 people were injured, 4 of them in hospital.
As the Institute of Mass Media reported, only during the first month of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, five journalists were killed in Kyiv and the suburbs of the Ukrainian capital.
Yevhen Sakun, a LIVE TV channel cameraman (died on March 1 during the Russian rocket shelling of the TV tower in Kyiv);
Brent Reno, a former correspondent of The New York Times (shot dead by Russians on March 13 in Irpin at a checkpoint);
Pierre Zakzewski, a Fox News cameraman, is an Irish citizen (he died on March 14 during an artillery shelling by Russian troops in the village of Gorenka, Kyiv region).
Oleksandra Kuvshinova, Ukrainian filmmaker, journalist (died on March 14 together with Pierre Zakzewski during the artillery shelling by Russian troops in the village of Horenko, Kyiv region);
Oksana Baulina, a journalist of Russia's The Insider and Alexei Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation (died March 23 under Russian shelling in Kyiv while performing an editorial assignment).
In addition, photojournalist Max Levin, who worked with Reuters, BBC, TRT World, Associated Press and Ukrainian media, disappeared on March 13. He worked on a report from the occupied settlements near Kyiv. He was found dead on April 1 in a village near Kyiv. According to preliminary information from the prosecutor's office, the unarmed journalist was killed by servicemen of the Russian Armed Forces with two shots from small arms. Most of his works are related to the war in Ukraine.
On April 2, 45-year-old Lithuanian director Mantas Kvedaravičius died in besieged Mariupol. He filmed in hot spots. In 2016, the director made a documentary "Mariupolis" about life in the then frontline city and the war in Donbas.
According to the latest data of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Freedom of Speech, during the war from February 24 to April 16, 21 journalists of Ukrainian and foreign media were killed by shelling of Russian troops in Ukraine.
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Russian troops continue to fire on Mariupol, but some troops have begun to retreat from the blocked city and move to the Zaporizhia region. It is not yet possible to say how far northwest they are and to say that the city is under their control, a senior Pentagon official said.
As a result of the Russian shelling that took place in Kyiv on the evening of April 28, during which a rocket hit a residential building, one person was killed, 10 people were injured and 4 were hospitalized. The mayor Vitaliy Klitschko reported.
On April 28, the Russian Federation fired five missiles at Kyiv. The shelling took place during a visit to Kyiv by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
In Donbas, Ukrainian servicemen repulsed 9 attacks by the Russian army. The Ukrainian military destroyed 6 tanks, one artillery system, 12 units of armored vehicles, one car and one anti-aircraft gun. On April 28, Russian occupation forces fired on settlements in Donetsk 11 times. As a result of the shelling, three people were killed and six were injured. There were 10 shellings in Luhansk region. Fighting continues in Orikhovo. Authorities continue to evacuate civilians despite shelling.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has acknowledged that the Security Council is unable to prevent and stop Russia's war against Ukraine. He stated this at a joint press conference with President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv. He added that any assistance that the UN could provide would "fade against the background of current needs."
1,187 bodies of civilians killed by the Russian military have been found in the Kyiv region, said the Kyiv police chief. More than 200 people are missing. Irpin, Bucha, Gostomel and the entire Kyiv region were liberated from Russian troops in early April. Mass killings of Russian civilians by Russians have been recorded in liberated towns and villages.
As of the morning of April 29, at least 219 children were killed and another 398 were injured in Russia's invasion of Ukraine, according to the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office.
On the morning of April 29, the Russian military fired on the Dipropetrovsk region, the head of the regional administration said. At night, a missile strike from Russia was in the Khmelnytsky region.
OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Zbigniew Rau and Helga Secretary General Maria Schmid have announced the imposition of a Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine in the near future. It is noted that this decision was the result of a lack of consensus with Russia on extending the mission's mandate.
Shelling of Kyiv, another prisoners exchange, Bundestag voting in favor of weapons for Ukraine. War. The main events of April 28
Russia shells Odesa and Kyiv, explosions across the country, the Ukrainian military liberates Kutuzivka and blows up two Russian ammunition depots, German lawmakers vote to supply heavy weaponry to Ukraine, Russia deports more than a million Ukrainians, Joe Biden wants to allocate another 33 billion USD to Ukraine. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 64th day of full-scale war.
Another prisoner of war exchange took place between Ukraine and Russia. 45 Ukrainians are coming back home — 13 officers, 20 soldiers (5 wounded), and 12 civilians.
The US House of Representatives has voted to put a bill on a lease for Ukraine. If considered, the document must be signed by Joe Biden. This will make it possible to significantly speed up the supply of arms, transport, food and other assistance for rent or free of charge from the United States to Ukraine.
The General Staff reports that in the Kharkiv region, the Russian army tried to advance in the directions of Brazhkivka and Dovhenke, as well as Velyka Komyshuvakha. Without success. However, the Ukrainian military regained control of Kutuzivka. In the Donetsk region — almost the entire contact line was under shelling. The Russians advanced in the direction of Neskuchne and Vremivka, with no success either. In the South Bug direction, the Russian Federation failed to assault the areas of Oleksandrivka, Tavriya, Ivanivka, and Zahradivka. In the Kherson region last night, the Ukrainian military destroyed ammunition depots of Russian troops in Molodetske and Velyka Oleksandrivka.
Russian troops have intensified artillery fire near Kryvyi Rih in the last three days. During the night, the Russians carried out 50 airstrikes on Mariupol, said the deputy commander of the Azov regiment, Captain Svyatoslav Palamar. Velyka Kostromka, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, was hit from Grad Multiple Launch Rocket Systems. Air defense forces shot down three missiles over Odesa, and in the evening, Russian troops shelled Kyiv and the region.
On April 28, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited the cities of the Kyiv region liberated from Russian occupation. During a visit to Borodyanka, he said: "I imagine my family in one of these houses, now destroyed and black. I see my granddaughters fleeing in panic. In the 21st century, war cannot be acceptable."
According to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, a military gathering has been announced in Transnistria. Men under 55 can take part in them. They are promised "financial and material support, accommodation and meals". The gathering itself will last for 90 days.
Russia has admitted that it forcibly deported one million Ukrainians "without the participation of the Ukrainian authorities," including 183,168 children. It was stated by the head of the National Center for Defense Management Mikhailo Mizintsev.
Prosecutors at the Bucha District Prosecutor's Office have identified 10 Russian servicemen involved in the torture of civilians in Bucha, Kyiv Region. They are part of the 64th separate motorized infantry brigade of the Russian ground forces.
The German Bundestag voted by an overwhelming majority of 586 votes to supply heavy weaponry to Ukraine. Deputies urged the federal government to "continue and, if possible, speed up the supply of necessary equipment to Ukraine, as well as expand the supplies, including heavy weapons."
Part of the Ukrainian military equipment will be repaired in Bulgaria. This was agreed upon today during the meeting between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Bulgarian Prime Minister Kirill Petkov.
US President Joe Biden has asked the Senate to approve additional support for Ukraine, 33 billion USD. They will be allocated for military and humanitarian aid to Kyiv. At the same time, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that the North Atlantic Alliance and its allies had already provided Ukraine with about 8 billion USD in military assistance and would continue the same way.
1,150 bodies of dead citizens have already been found and examined in Kyiv region. Many have bullet wounds. Kyiv Police Chief Andriy Nebytov announced this.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth Trass, stated that Ukraine should banish the Russian occupiers from all its territories, including the temporarily occupied Crimea.
The PACE has adopted a resolution proposing the urgent establishment of a special international tribunal to investigate the crimes of Russian military aggression in Ukraine. 115 deputies voted for the document, none voted against it. The resolution states that both the military and political leadership of the Russian Federation and those who committed the crimes must appear before the tribunal.
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At night the troops of the Russian Federation shelled the Sumy region, Kharkiv, the Luhansk region, the Donetsk region, the Kherson region and the Mykolaiv region. This was reported in the summary of military-civil administrations.
Over the past 24hrs, the Ukrainian military has repulsed six attacks of Russian militaries in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Four people died in the Luhansk region as a result of the shelling. The Donetsk region is also under constant fire. Despite the difficult situation, the evacuation from the front line continues.
In Mariupol, Russians carried out 50 air strikes in one night, said Azov regiment's deputy commander, Captain Sviatoslav Palamar:
"It's just a dazzling number of air strikes, phosphorus bombs, missiles and everything that barbarians can use against humanity."
According to intelligence, in the blocked city, Russia plans to hold a so-called "press conference" with filming and participation of media loyal to Russia.
In the Kherson region last night, the Ukrainian military destroyed ammunition depots of Russian troops. According to the operational command "South". At night over Kherson - massive explosions, almost all over the region shelling. The occupiers continue to assault from the Kherson region in the direction of Kryvyi Rih and the Mykolaiv region.
In the Mykolaiv region at night the rocket hit a private house.
A house damaged by a Russian missile in Zaporizhzhia. The morning of April 28. 2 adults and a child were injured. Information of Zaporizhzhia Regional Administration.
In the occupied Kherson region, the self-proclaimed government is preparing for a so-called "referendum" on the creation of a so-called "people's republic", the introduction of rubles instead of hryvnia and the export of crops to the Krasnodar Territory.
About 20 Russian Navy ships are currently in the Black Sea, including submarines. Despite the losses of the landing ship Saratov and the cruiser Moscow, the Russian Black Sea Fleet retains the ability to strike at Ukrainian and coastal targets. According to the British Ministry of Defense with reference to British intelligence.
Against the background of the war in Ukraine, the United States and Russia exchanged prisoners. This was reported by Reuters. Former US Marine Trevor Reed was fired in exchange for Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko. The exchange took place in Turkey.
Canada's House of Commons (the lower house of parliament) unanimously supported a resolution recognizing Russia's actions in Ukraine as genocide. This was reported by CTV News.
"Given the significant amount of clear evidence of systematic and numerous war crimes and crimes against humanity committed against Ukrainians by the Russian armed forces on the instructions of President Vladimir Putin and members of the Russian parliament.", - resolution says.
Belgorod is on fire, Putin is threatening the world, Russia is cutting off gas supplies. War. The main things for April 27
Great Britain reveals details of military aid to Ukraine, Putin threatens the world with weapons no one has seen before, in Kherson region Russians print ballots for "referendum", Russian "Gazprom" suspends gas supplies to Bulgaria and Poland, shootings in Transnistria. News of the 63rd day of the full-scale war.
In the Kharkiv region, Russian troops fired on Kharkiv, Dergachi and Prudyanka and tried to advance near Izyum in the area of Nova Dmytrivka, but without success. In the Donetsk region, the Russian army attacked near Kurakhove, also unsuccessfully. Two Russian missiles with banned cluster munitions were shot down over Dnipropetrovsk region.
In the Kherson region, Russian troops are printing ballots for a "referendum", according to the General Staff, and in Kherson itself, the Russians have dispersed a peaceful rally. The date will depend on the situation on the battlefield — it has already shifted due to Russia's defeats at the front, and a "referendum" may be held in the Kherson region.
In the Belgorod region of the Russian Federation near the village of Stara Nelidovka explosions and a fire broke out in an ammunition depot. Russia has also announced explosions in Voronezh and Kursk. It is unknown whether there were any victims. And in Transnistria, local media reported on a shooting near a warehouse with Russian ammunition and weapons near the village of Kolbasna. There are no victims.
Speaking in St. Petersburg, Putin threatened "lightning strikes" in response to states that would "intervene" in Russia's war in Ukraine. And he said that Russia has all the tools for this, "which no one can boast of now." Putin did not specify what it was about.
The White House told the details of military aid to Ukraine after the meeting at Rammstein: more than 30 countries will allocate more than five billion dollars to provide military aid to Ukraine.
On April 27, the British Ministry of Defense revealed details of lethal and non-lethal military aid to Ukraine. These include more than 5,000 anti-tank missiles, 1,360 concrete munitions, five air defense systems and 4.5 tons of explosives. Also, Australia will send to Ukraine six 155-millimeter M777 howitzers with a range of up to 30 km, and Norway will allocate almost $ 44 million for weapons for Ukraine.
The Parliament of Belarus has ratified the agreement on joint logistical and medical support of the CSTO forces. Among other things, it states that if one of the countries has difficulties in securing its troops on the territory of a CSTO member state, it can be assisted by the contingent. To this end, weapons and equipment will be stockpiled in advance at military facilities.
After the Russian invasion, Ukraine used intelligence and coordinates provided by the United States to direct fire on Russian positions and aircraft, according to NBC, citing its own sources among former and current US officials. An exchange of intelligence also allowed the Ukrainian Armed Forces to shoot down a Russian transport plane carrying hundreds of troops in the early days of the war and helped repel a Russian attack on a key airport near Kyiv.
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has said he hopes Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet for talks in the coming days. The President's Office replied that it was too early to talk about it - the context of the meeting has not been determined yet.
Russia's Gazprom has suspended gas supplies to Bulgaria's Bulgargaz and Poland's PGNiG over non-payment for gas in rubles. The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said that gas to these countries will now be received from neighboring EU member states. European Parliament President Robert Metsola has called for an immediate pan-European embargo on gas and oil supplies from Russia in response to the Kremlin's energy blackmail. And Switzerland has imposed new sanctions against Russia — an embargo on the purchase of Russian coal, timber, cement, seafood and caviar.
More than 610 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of Russian aggression. As of the morning of April 27, the number of child victims has not changed - 217. The number of injured has increased - more than 393. Data — the Office of the Prosecutor General.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres arrived in Ukraine after a visit to Russia. The day before, on April 26, Guterres met with Putin in Moscow. Following the conversation, the UN Secretary General stated that the Organization is ready to become a guarantor of humanitarian corridors in Mariupol, and Putin agreed. Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for the Russian president, later denied the deal.
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Putin is threatening retaliation against those who "intervene in the situation in Ukraine" and promise to use military "tools that no one else can use." This is him stated during a speech to the Council of Legislators of the Federal Assembly of.
In addition, he assured that the tasks of the "special operation in Donbas and Ukraine" will be fulfilled in order to guarantee the security of the residents of the "DPR" and "LPR", Crimea and Russia in the long run.
In the city of Mariupol, Donetsk region, which has been under siege by Russian troops since the beginning of March, more than four hundred wounded are on the territory of the Azovstal plant. Hassan, a paramedic of the Azov Regiment, told Public about it. Due to the siege, the military lacks medicine and medical equipment.
The Kremlin has denied a statement that Vladimir Putin has agreed to the United Nations' involvement in the evacuation of civilians from Mariupol. This was reported by the Russian agency "Interfax". He confirmed that Russian President Vladimir Putin had invited UN Secretary General Guterres and representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross to visit Ukrainian prisoners of war, and said that Russia promised to process a UN Secretary General's proposal to evacuate civilians from Azovstal.
The Russian army has removed all valuable exhibits from the museums of Mariupol, including seven original masterpieces, said the adviser to the mayor of Mariupol Petro Andryushchenko. According to preliminary information, they were handed over to the Russian military director of the Mariupol Museum of Local Lore Natalia Kapusnykova - she knew the exact location of the secret storage of masterpieces and personally passed everything from hand to hand.
Russian troops are conducting an offensive in the Mykolaiv and Kryvyi Rih directions. In addition, they are trying to make a breakthrough south of Izium, in the direction of Barvinkovo and Slovyansk. This is stated in a report by the Institute for War Studies (ISW).
Zaporizhzhya volunteers turned a milk truck into a fuel truck for the military.
On April 26 and 27, Ukrainian air defense forces shot down two Russian Tochka-U missiles with banned cluster munitions over the Dnipropetrovsk region, the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Prosecutor's Office said. No civilians were injured or killed, and no civilian infrastructure was damaged.
On the morning of April 27, pyrotechnics demined a district of Kharkiv and disposed of 24 slow-moving munitions. A local resident told the deminers about the mines. According to pyrotechnicians, the mines were scattered remotely.
The killings of civilians in Bucha were deliberate, and the Russian military compiled lists of people they wanted to destroy. According to him, these lists were compiled by local collaborators. They indicated the names and addresses of local residents.
Starlink Ukraine as a representative of SpaceX has just been registered in Ukraine, said the head of the Ministry of Finance Mykhailo Fedorov.
Austria returns embassy to Kyiv after evacuation due to Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Similar decisions were previously made by the authorities of several other European countries.
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In Kherson, people with Ukrainian symbols went to a rally and sang the song "Oh, in the meadow red viburnum." But the Russian military threw grenades and tear gas grenades at the protesters. There were few people at the rally, eyewitnesses said. Four people were injured during the dispersal of the rally, the emergency medical center said.
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The Russian military twice hit with phosphorous shells on Avdiyivka, the chief of the Donetsk regional administration Pavel Kyrylenko reported. The shelling took place near the coke plant on April 26 in the evening and in the morning of April 27 in the city center. As a result of these shellings, several fires broke out in the city.
Information about the shelling of Kharkiv with phosphorus bombs has not been confirmed, said the head of the regional administration Oleg Sinegubov. According to him, in the evening of April 26, such information was spread on social networks.
During the week, the DBR documented about 20 cases of torture of the local population of Trostyanets in the Sumy region. Batons, handcuffs, metal ticks and clothes of the victims with traces of blood were found at the crime scene. This was reported by the press service of the department.
Investigators inspected 154 streets of the city damaged by artillery shelling. Damage to 122 residential buildings and hospitals was recorded.
The Russian military, who were in Chernobyl in the museum-installation "Star Wormwood", took out all the TVs. Instead, they left expired food kits and test kits at the museum to determine the level of drug intoxication. This was reported by the State Emergency Service.
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The bridge across the Dnister estuary in the Odesa region was destroyed by Russian missile strikes. This morning, the Russians attacked the bridge for the second time. According to a spokesman for the Odesa regional administration, traffic on the bridge was blocked.
As a result of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, as of the morning of April 27, the number of dead children has not changed - 217. The number of wounded has increased - more than 393. These are the data of the Office of the Prosecutor General, they are not final because it is still impossible to count the number of dead in the occupied territories and in the regions where hostilities are taking place.
At night the army of the Russian Federation from artillery fired at the Zelenodolsk community in the Dnipropetrovsk region - hit on the enterprise of energy infrastructure therefore there was a fire, the head of regional administration Reznichenko reported. One employee of the company was injured.
The head of the military administration of Kryvyi Rih, Oleksandr Vilkul, states that the Russian army has now significantly increased its forces and is preparing for an offensive. The number of shellings has increased, but the Armed Forces have repulsed all attacks and are in control of the situation.
Nine Russian military attacks have been repulsed in Donetsk and Luhansk regions over the past 24 hours.
In the Donetsk direction, Russian army units are active along almost the entire line of contact, the Russian offensive was successful in some cases - the Russian military established control over two settlements in the Donbas, and advanced in the Izyum area of Kharkiv region. There, Russia is increasing its forces and continuing its attempts to make its way to Donbas. At the same time, air strikes are underway in Kharkiv, in particular, a rocket hit a nine-story residential building at night.
In the Luhansk region, almost the entire territory of the region suffered from shelling by the Russian army on April 26, said the head of the Luhansk Regional State Administration Sergei Gaidai.
Rescuers recorded the destruction of seven houses.
In the Pivdenyi Buzk and Tavriya directions, Russian troops are concentrating their main efforts on maintaining the previously occupied borders and shelling the positions of Ukrainian troops.
Representatives of the US Embassy in Ukraine are returning to Ukraine. At this stage, they went to Lviv, the embassy said. Preparations are underway for the return of diplomats to Kyiv. A spokesman for the US Embassy in Ukraine, Daniel Lengenkamp, confirmed that some US diplomats were already in Lviv.
Canada has announced the transfer of eight Roshel armored personnel carriers to Ukraine. This was announced by Defense Minister Anita Anand. The car purchase agreement is currently in its final stages.
Senator Roshel armored personnel carriers are equipped with a steel body capable of withstanding shots from 50-caliber weapons, grenades or mines. The machine is equipped with a system of protection against weapons of mass destruction, which generates clean air in an airtight cabin for 10-12 people.
CNN analyzed a video of the drone at its disposal and concluded that the Russian military was near the bodies of civilians who died in Bucha in mid-March. This refutes Russia's claim of non-involvement in crimes in the city. CNN analysis showed that the video was shot by a drone on March 12 and 13. The footage from March 13 shows Russian vehicles at the crossroads, and next to it - the bodies of people.
The Russian Defense Ministry did not respond to a request from CNN.
The arch is planned to be renamed and highlighted with the colors of the Ukrainian flag.
New explosions in Transnistria, Rammstein meeting, Putin lies to Guterres. War. The main things for April 26
62 days of full-scale war. Russian troops in Transnistria are on high alert, 40 countries' defense ministers at Germany's Ramstein air base are deciding how Ukraine will defeat Russia. Suspilne gathered the main news of the day.
In the unrecognized Transnistrian Moldavian Republic near the village of Mayak, explosions damaged antennas retransmitting Russian radio. Yesterday, the building of the so-called "Ministry of State Security" and the territory of the military unit were fired upon. Moldovan President Maya Sandu said the attacks were linked to "militant forces within the region". The head of the Transnistrian region, Vadym Krasnoselsky, has imposed an increased "red" regime of terrorist threat and hinted that Ukraine is behind the explosions. Ukrainian intelligence explained that the Kremlin was doing all this, and the General Staff of Ukraine stated that Russian troops stationed in Transnistria had been put on full alert.
A meeting of defense ministers of 40 countries has started at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. Its goal is to coordinate military assistance to Ukraine in the confrontation with Russia.
In the Kharkiv region, Russian troops are advancing from Izyum towards Barvinkiv. In the Donetsk region, fighting is taking place along the front line — the Russians are trying to take control of Rubizhne, Popasna and Marinka. In the Kherson region near Velyka Oleksandrivka, the Armed Forces destroyed an ammunition depot and more than 70 Russian servicemen. Russia fired rockets at the Odesa region. The railway bridge across the Dnister estuary was damaged. In Zaporizhya, Russian missiles hit one of the city's enterprises.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Vladimir Putin met in Moscow. The President of the Russian Federation once again denied the crimes of Russian soldiers in Bucha, to recognize "L / DNR" he was forced to "stop the genocide", in Mariupol there is no fighting, and security guarantees for Ukraine are possible only after agreements on territorial issues of "L / DNR" and Crimea. Guterres said that it was proposed to establish a UN-Russia-Ukraine contact group to resolve humanitarian issues, and that the Organization would assess the situation with Russia and Ukraine in 2-3 days. Meanwhile, the Russians continue to strike at Azovstal in Mariupol.
Ukraine can "legally" attack Russia's military centres to disrupt enemy’s logistics. The Minister of the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom, James Hippie, stated: “During the war, Ukraine should strike deep at its opponents to attack their logistics lines, fuel supplies, and weapons depots. This is part of the war.” The Russian Defense Ministry responded that if that happened, they would bomb Kyiv.
The UK is stepping up humanitarian support for Ukraine and providing more ambulances, fire engines and funding for health experts. The new humanitarian aid package will include 22 new ambulances equipped with paramedic kits and medical bags. Two more convoys of more than 40 fire engines have already arrived in Ukraine.
During the occupation of Kyiv region, the Russians abducted about two hundred Ukrainians for an "exchange fund." Most of the hostages are residents of the villages of Vyshhorod district. Mostly ATO / OOS participants and volunteers. A special pre-trial detention center was released for them in Russia.
More than 608 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of Russian aggression. According to official figures, 217 children were killed and more than 391 injured. Data — Office of the Attorney General.
The UN estimates that 8.3 million people will leave Ukraine due to the war. According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, as of Monday, April 25, about 5.2 million refugees have already left Ukraine.
A Soviet monument under the Arch of Friendship of People was dismantled in the capital. The arch itself is planned to be renamed and illuminated with the colors of the Ukrainian flag. When they tried to lift the sculpture with a crane, the head of a Russian worker fell off.
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Russia is threatening missile strikes on Kyiv. This is stated in a statement by the Russian Defense Ministry. The statement by British Deputy Defense Minister James Gippi on Ukraine's right to attack facilities in Russia, such as fuel and ammunition depots was called a “provocation” by the Russian Defense Ministry of Russia.
He also added that "advisers from Western countries" who will be in Kyiv "will not" be a problem "in Russia's decision-making.
Today, the defense ministers of 40 countries are holding talks at the Ramstein air base in Germany
Twitter by US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.
Ukraine can win the war with Russia, said US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin at a meeting with 40 defense ministers in Germany. "Ukraine clearly believes that it can win, and so does everyone here," he said, adding that "your resistance has inspired the free world."
Today, April 26, the Ukrainian military shot down a Russian Igla MANPADS missile in the Dnipropetrovsk region. This was announced by the head of the regional administration Valentyn Reznichenko. According to him, the rocket fell in the field. No one was injured or killed.
In the afternoon, a missile was fired at the bridge across the Dnister estuary in the Odesa region. Circumstances and information about the wounded are being clarified. For security reasons, the bridge is blocked.
In the Kherson region, the Russian military continues to prepare for fake referendums. By blocking exits from settlements, they seize local government buildings, tear down Ukrainian flags, collect personal data of locals to fabricate voting results, according to the Operational Command "Pivden".
Kherson Mayor Igor Kolikhayev said that the Russian military had introduced a new "head of the administration" of the city, and the executive committee was invited to consider "further cooperation." According to him, Kolikhayev himself refused to cooperate with the new "administration" and will try to do his job remotely.
The head of the Luhansk regional administration, Serhiy Gaidai, said that women were being forced to reconnoiter the whereabouts of Ukrainian servicemen in the occupied part of Rubizhne. If women refuse, they threaten to shoot their children.
The ombudsman's office has received more than 16,000 complaints about missing Ukrainians, a quarter of whom are from Mariupol, said ombudswoman Lyudmyla Denisova.
About two hundred people were abducted by the Russian military during the occupation of Kyiv region from the "exchange fund". Ukrainians were deported to the Bryansk, Kursk, Belgorod and Rostov regions of the Russian Federation. A special pre-trial detention center has been released for detainees in Russia, and they plan to exchange them for Russian prisoners of war. This was reported in the Media Initiative for Human Rights.
Over the past day, the Russian military forcibly removed 474 people from the blocked Mariupol, including 69 children, said Mariupol Mayor's Adviser Petro Andryushchenko.
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In Prymorsky district of Mariupol, Russian occupiers are conducting searches and sweeps. On the intact houses in which they plan to resettle the military draw "Z", and loot the others, the adviser to the mayor of Mariupol Petro Andriushchenko reported.
He also said that the bombings of Azovstal plant, where civilians and Ukrainian servicemen stay, continue. On April 26, a column of black smoke was recorded above the plant. "This may be the result of the use of high-powered anti-bunker bombs," he said.
In Popasna, Luhansk region, a house collapsed on which a shell of Russian militaries fell, said the head of the regional administration Serhii Haidai. The walls collapsed and a fire broke out there are. Three people who were hiding in the basement from the shelling - died, one woman was rescued.
Photo: Telegram channel of Serhii Haidai.
Russian militaries continue shelling the settlements of Kherson region with multiple rocket launchers, according to the South Forces Group. Russian troops are also shelling residential buildings and civilian infrastructure with banned cluster munitions. The victims of the shelling are currently unknown.
During the morning shelling of Zaporizhzhia, two missiles hit one of the plants. The third exploded in the air. According to preliminary information, one person was killed and one was injured. This was reported in Zaporizhzhia regional administration.
Three Kharkiv residents were killed, 7 were injured in the shelling of Kharkiv on April 26, two were seriously injured, the information is being clarified, said the head of the regional administration Synehubov.
60 monuments and plaques commemorating the Russian Federation and the colonial heritagein Kyiv are planned to be dismounted. This was reported on the website of Kyiv City Council.
Today the dismantling of the bronze sculpture of two workers under the Arch of Friendship of Nations has begun. The video of the works was published by the People's Deputy Kira Rudyk.
In unrecognized Transnistria, three facts of "terrorist attacks" were reported: the building of the so-called Ministry of Security in Tiraspol, the military unit in Parkany and the radio and television center in Mayaky. The Security Council of the self-proclaimed republic has introduced a "red level" of terrorist threat in the region bordering the Odessa region.
This morning, two cruise missiles of the Russian Federation flew at low altitude over the site of the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant in the direction of the city of Zaporizhia - said in the company "Energoatom".
Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, 217 children have died and more than 391 have been injured, the Prosecutor General's Office said. The figures are not final, data are being established at the sites of hostilities and in the temporarily occupied or liberated territories.
During the war in Ukraine, more than 10,000 children were evacuated from orphanages, foster or foster families, etc. Almost seven of them are abroad, the Ministry of Social Policy said.
Russian troops are probably trying to surround the heavily fortified Ukrainian positions in eastern Ukraine, according to British intelligence. Meanwhile, according to the agency, Ukrainian troops are forming a defense in Zaporizhia, preparing for a potential attack by Russia from the south.
The city of Kreminna has fallen, fierce fighting is raging south of Izyum as Russian troops try to advance on the towns of Sloviansk and Kramatorsk from the north and east, the report said.
The Russian military is blocking all exits from the temporarily occupied Melitopol to conduct a so-called "conscription campaign" and is spreading misinformation that the Ukrainian military will allegedly fire on civilians during the evacuation, the head of Zaporizhia regional administration said.
Ukrainian military in the Kherson region destroyed an ammunition depot and a large number of Russian troops - more than 70 killed. The exact number of dead is being clarified, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In general, the situation in the Kherson region is tense. Explosions and shelling - almost throughout the region. Kherson region is on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe.
In the Donbass and Zaporizhia directions, Russian troops are shelling the positions of Ukrainian troops with mortars, artillery, and rocket-propelled grenade launchers along the entire line of contact. The fighting continues. Over the past 24hrs, the Ukrainian military has repulsed 6 Russian attacks in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.
In the Luhansk region, Russian troops fired on civilians 17 times a day, and fighting continues in Popasna and Rubizhne. Popasna, Lysychansk, and the Mountain Community suffered the most. This was announced by the head of the regional administration Serhiy Gaidai.
Mykolaiv area also fired at night. A man died of shrapnel wounds. In the Donetsk region three were lost, shellings in the region do not subside.
Such graffiti appeared this morning near the former building of the Russian Consulate General in Odesa. The plaque with the coat of arms of Russia was also removed from the consulate.
Ukrainian concern Ukroboronprom has identified among its employees a possible fire adjuster who helped Russian troops strike at the company. He was detained by the Security Service of Ukraine. According to the concern's press service, security officers detained a leading engineer of one of Ukroboronprom's plants for possible involvement in a missile strike on the enterprise.
The occupiers broke the hotline number of the Ukrainian military brigade and sent fake messages to residents of Mykolaiv and Kherson regions. This was reported by the Operational Armed Forces.
Fires in Bryansk, shelling of railway stations, killing “attempt" on the propagandist of the Russian Federation. War. The main thing for April 25
The Russians did not approve the humanitarian corridor with Azovstal, the Ukrainian Armed Forces shot down a Russian fighter jet, fired on the Ministry of State Security building in Tiraspol, Britain will hand over armored personnel carriers to Ukraine, Kreminna's occupation authorities took to the air, and a new US ambassador to Ukraine. The public gathered the main news of the 61st day of full-scale war.
On the morning of April 25, Russian troops fired on five railway stations in central and western Ukraine. One railway worker was killed and four were injured. At least 16 passenger trains were delayed.
Mariupol. On April 24, Russian sabotage reconnaissance groups attempted to enter the Azovstal plant, but failed. However, the Russians continue to bomb and fire on the company with heavy artillery, again disapprove of the humanitarian corridor from there and plan to resettle people in the surviving private houses in the Prymorskyi district of the city. Journalists of "Schemes" found the third place of mass burial of Mariupol residents. These are trenches in the cemetery of the Russian-occupied village of Stary Krym, 5 km from the city. The length of the trenches reaches more than 200 meters.
In the Luhansk region, Russian troops entered the village of Novotoshkivske, which is now almost destroyed. Due to the power outage of the Kreminna power substation, the region was left without electricity. An explosion occurred in Kreminna itself during a meeting of the occupying power, said the head of the Luhansk Regional State Administration Serhiy Haidai: "The occupiers flew into the air in the city hall during their rally".
In the Kharkiv region, Russian troops continue to blockade and shell Kharkiv. In the area of the city of Izyum, they are trying to advance in the directions Andriyivka — Zavody and Dibrovne — Kurulka. The Ukrainian military shot down a Russian plane in the region. According to preliminary data, this is an all-weather two-seat Su-34 fighter-bomber. According to the Public, the plane was shot down in the area of the temporarily occupied Balaklia.
In Bryansk, Russia, fires broke out at the local Transneft Druzhba oil depot and at the military unit where the fuel service is located.
An explosion took place near the building of the so-called "Ministry of State Security" in Tiraspol, the "capital" of unrecognized Transnistria. Grenade launcher tubes were found at the scene. The Central Intelligence Agency of Ukraine says that this is a provocation of the Russian special services - they were preparing for it in a few days.
Vladimir Putin said that Ukraine was allegedly preparing an attack on a "famous Russian journalist" — a propagandist Vladimir Solovyev. The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation allegedly stopped the activities of the group that was preparing the assassination attempt. Russian security officials say they have found weapons and, of course, "nationalist literature" in the suspects. The SBU responded that Ukraine was not going to eliminate Solovyov, but "given the number of fakes and anti-Ukrainian hatred that this person broadcasts, he can choke on the" products "of her own propaganda activities."
The United Kingdom will hand over to Ukraine Stormer armored personnel carriers equipped with Starstreak anti-aircraft missile launchers. The United States will send Stinger anti-aircraft systems, Javelin anti-tank missile systems and other equipment to Ukraine, according to the US Department of Defense.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has recorded 2,665 deaths and 3,053 wounded among Ukrainian civilians as a result of a full-scale Russian invasion. The Prosecutor General of Ukraine Iryna Venediktova gives other figures: 3818 dead and these data relate only to the territories controlled and accessible to the investigative bodies of Ukraine.
As of the morning of April 25, more than 606 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of Russian aggression. According to official figures, 215 children were killed and more than 391 injured. Data — Office of the Attorney General.
During the two months of the war, 71% of Ukrainian children hid in shelters at least once, every second child was separated from close relatives, a third of children were in the war zone, and every fifth child was forced to be taken away by their parents. Data - Kharkiv Institute of Social Research.
Police have opened more than 8,000 criminal proceedings for violating the laws and customs of war by Russian and Belarusian military officials — First Deputy Interior Minister Yevgeny Yenin.
The European Union may include restrictions on Russian oil imports in the sixth package of sanctions against Russia. This was announced by Deputy President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis. However, EU High Representative Josep Borrell said the European Commission did not see enough support from EU member states for a full embargo on Russian oil and gas.
US President Joe Biden has decided on the next US Ambassador in Ukraine. This is Bridget Brink, who now heads the US diplomatic mission in Slovakia. Among other things, she served as political and economic leader in Tbilisi, served as Deputy Director for Southern Europe at the US State Department, and helped coordinate US foreign policy and promote its interests in relations with Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia.
American diplomats are returning to Ukraine, in a few weeks they will work in Kyiv.
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The third mass burial was recorded near Mariupol. Journalists of "Schemes" published satellite images of the third probable mass grave near Mariupol — now in the cemetery of the village of Stary Krym. According to the photos, the trench appeared on March 24 and was 60-70 meters long, and new trenches were recorded on April 24. The total length has increased to more than 200 meters. Earlier, the satellite recorded two mass burial sites near Mariupol: in Mangush and in the village of Vynohradne.
Photos: "Schemes" / Radio Liberty.
During the two months of the war, 71% of Ukrainian children hid in shelters. Every second child was separated from close relatives. One-third of the children were in the war zone, and one in five children was forced to be taken away by their parents. These are data from the report "Children and War in Ukraine" of the Kharkiv Institute for Social Research.
In Kyiv, they want to rename about 279 objects within the framework of de-Russification, the city council said. These are streets, alleys, lanes, highways, subway stations, the names of which are associated with Russia or Belarus. The authorities are currently collecting proposals.
In Kherson, the Russian military seized the city council building. The employee of the city hall told about it to Suspilne. Russians removed the Ukrainian flag from the building and ordered all employees to leave the City Council.
Residents of the village in the Kherson region were ordered by the Russian military to leave by April 28, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said. If they do not comply with the order, they will be evacuated by force.
The rocket attack on transport infrastructure facilities in Zhmerynka and Kozyatyn previously killed 5 people and injured 18, the Vinnytsia Regional Prosecutor's Office said.
In the morning, Russian troops tried to fire on the Odessa region from the temporarily occupied Crimea, said the head of the regional administration. One of the missiles fired fell into the sea, and the other was shot down by an air defense system.
During the past 24hrs, the Armed Forces of Ukraine repulsed 7 attacks in Donbas and destroyed more than 50 units of Russian military equipment. This was announced by the spokesman of the Ministry of Defense Oleksandr Motuzyanyk. He added that the Russian military continues to try to break through the defenses in the Donbas - in the area of Severodonetsk, Popasna, Rubizhne, Avdiivka and Marinka. Missile strikes on military and civilian targets throughout Ukraine continue.
The heads of two communities in the Zaporizhizha region, Ivan Senyk and Ivan Maleev, were released from Russian captivity. This was announced by the mayor of Kyiv and the chairman of the Association of Ukrainian Cities Vitaliy Klitschko. 8 more Ukrainian mayors are in Russian captivity, their fate is unknown.
Vladimir Putin said that Ukraine was allegedly preparing an attack on a "famous Russian journalist." The FSB said that it was a propagandist Solovyov, reports the Russian newspaper "RBK. The Security Service of Ukraine responded to the accusations and denied plans to eliminate it. The SBU added that Solovyov was not a public figure, but a propagandist who would be held accountable for his crimes in international courts.
The humanitarian corridor for the departure of civilians from Azovstal has not opened — Iryna Vereshchuk denied the statements of the Russian side. Vereshchuk asked UN Secretary-General António Guterres, who plans to visit Moscow and Kyiv, to initiate and guarantee the Azovstal humanitarian corridor.
The State Bureau of Investigation, together with border guards and maritime guards, found the Belarusian ship "Nadezhda" in the waters of the port of Izmail. The ship was involved in Russia's logistics operations. The ship is planned to be nationalized.
Ukraine is working on the “Book of Executioners”, a collection of information about every Russian war criminal involved in the war and atrocities in Ukraine, said Deputy Head of the Presidential Office Andriy Smyrnov. The work is conducted by intelligence, pre-trial investigation bodies and the Ministry of Justice under the coordination of the President's Office.
A number of municipalities in the Kyiv region were occupied by Russian troops for about a month. On April 2, the Ministry of Defense officially announced that all municipalities in the Kyiv region had been liberated from the Russian military. After the liberation of the cities, journalists and the Ukrainian military revealed the facts of mass killings, ill-treatment of civilians, some bodies were just on the street, some - with their hands tied behind their backs. Rape was also reported, but according to Ukrainian investigators, as of April 25, one case of rape was legally recorded in Kyiv Oblast - most victims are afraid to report it to police, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova said.
Since the beginning of the war, the pyrotechnics of the State Emergency Service have neutralized more than 75,000 munitions and about 2,000 air bombs. More than 13,000 hectares of the country's territory have been inspected and cleared, which is almost 20,000 football fields, said First Deputy Interior Minister Yevhen Yenin. The occupiers even mined the houses and apartments of civilians.
Three missiles hit the railway infrastructure in the Rivne region, said the head of the regional administration Vitaliy Koval. One of the workers was slightly injured. As a result of the missiles, about twenty nearby houses were damaged.
The Air Command “East” has published a photo of the crash site of a downed Russian plane in the Kharkiv region. According to preliminary data, it is a Su-34 fighter-bomber.
Russian troops have gathered a lot of equipment and personnel on the Velyka Novosilka-Novodarivka-Malynivka front line and are trying to move in the direction of Zaporizhia, said Ivan Arefiev, a spokesman for the Zaporizhia military administration.
Meanwhile, the Ukrainian military in the Zaporizhia region is building fortifications to strengthen its defense capabilities, in particular, the regional center.
The Russian occupiers have not given up plans to use chemical weapons against the Ukrainian military and people trapped at Azovstal in Mariupol, according to the press service of the Defense Ministry's Main Intelligence Directorate.
Meanwhile, Russian media are spreading a fake that there are at least 400 foreign mercenaries on the territory of the Azovstal metallurgical plant in Mariupol. According to Mariupol Mayor's Adviser Petro Andryushchenko, this is done in order to "justify their own inability to finally occupy Mariupol and storm Azovstal." He added that only yesterday, April 24, the Russians were spreading information, on the eve of another assault attempt, that only up to 100 Ukrainian servicemen remained in Azovstal.
Mariupol is under blockade. The city has one of the biggest humanitarian catastrophes. Russian troops are bombing unarmed residents and blocking humanitarian aid. About 100-130 thousand civilians remain in the blocked Mariupol. Soldiers of the Azov Regiment, Ukrainian Marines and police continue to defend Mariupol. In addition to Ukrainian fighters, civilians, including children, are hiding in Azovstal.
Demonstration in support of the military defending Mariupol and the city's residents took place in the center of Lviv.
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US President Joe Biden has decided Bridget Brink will be next US Ambassador to Ukraine. She now heads the US diplomatic mission in Slovakia. This was announced by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken during a visit to Kyiv.
Former Ambassador Marie Jovanovich was recalled early from Kyiv in April 2019. Donald Trump fired her, accusing of disloyalty. Since then, the mission in Kyiv has been headed by Ukraine's Charge d'Affaires.
This morning the Russian Federation launched a missile strike on the Lviv region. According to the head of the regional administrations Maksym Kozytskyi, there was an explosion at the traction substation of the Krasne railway station in the Lviv region. The fire is being extinguished. There is no information about the injured yet. Another missile was neutralized by air defense forces.
In the morning, five railway stations in the center and west of Ukraine came under fire from the Russian Federation, there are injured, according to the head of Ukrzaliznytsia Kamyshin. At least 16 passenger trains will be delayed.
The Russian Federation fired missiles at Zhmerynka and Kozyatyn in the Vinnytsia region, killing and injuring people, said the head of the regional administration Borzov.
Luhansk region is under heavy Russian fire. Due to the Russian shelling several cars, in particular trucks, got into an accident or were sent on fire. For the third time, the Russian army has hit an oil refinery in Lysychansk. In the Donetsk region, settlements along the contact line are under heavy shelling. As a result, 5 civilians were killed, including two children. The Russian army continues to storm Popasna, as well as attack the positions of Ukrainian troops on the territory of the Azovstal plant in Mariupol. This was said in the morning reports of the General Staff and the Civil-Military Administration.
In the evening of April 24, the contact with the evacuation convoy, which left Zaporizhzhia for Mariupol, was lost, the press service of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration reported. The last moment of contact was at 25 km to the settlement of Mangush, Donetsk region
As a result of the rocket attack on Kremenchuk in the evening of April 24, one person was killed and seven others were injured, said the head of the Poltava regional administration. The missiles hit a thermal power plant and an oil refinery. There is no hot water in almost the entire city.
As of the morning of April 25, 215 children were killed and more than 391 wounded in the Russian invasion in Ukraine, the Office of the Prosecutor General said.
During a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Defense Minister Lloyd Austin announced the return of US embassy staff to Ukraine. They also discussed defense support, enhancing defense capabilities, strengthening sanctions against Russia, the peace process and prospects for strengthening the anti-war coalition. This was announced by presidential spokesman Serhii Nikiforov. According to Zelensky, the $ 3.4 billion in defense support already provided by the United States is the largest contribution to strengthening Ukraine's defense capabilities. According to Reuters, Blinken and Austin announced new aid to Ukraine worth more than $ 322 million.
About ten deputies of the Verkhovna Rada left the country before the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine and have not yet returned, Verkhovna Rada Speaker Ruslan Stefanchuk told RBK-Ukraine. According to the speaker, mostly all fugitive deputies are representatives of the Opposition Platform For Life faction, which was recently suspended from the parliament. Several more deputies are on business trips abroad.
The shelling of Poltava region, Putin does not want negotiations, Russia has lost paratroopers. War. Main news on April 24
Nine Russian missiles on Kremenchuk, the Armed Forces repel the Russian offensive along the entire front line, Putin does not consider peace talks to be promising, the Russian army has low morale and it has lost most paratroopers, Britain will send Ukraine even more heavy weapons, Macron wins elections in France . “Suspilne” gathered the main news of the 60th day of the full-scale war.
The Russians twice fired rockets at Poltava region. Initially, five missiles hit Kremenchuk's infrastructure. After — four more.
Russian troops continue to advance, mostly unsuccessfully, but in Donbas they managed to partially capture the village of Zarichne, but the Ukrainian military repulsed attacks on Mar’inka and Novomykhaylivka. In the Kharkiv region, the Russians tried to attack in the area of Pashkov, Dovgenky and Velyka Komyshuvakha. The Armed Forces repulsed their attacks. The shelling of Azovstal by Russian troops in Mariupol continues, which is why the humanitarian corridor has not been opened there even today. In the Zaporizhzhia region, the Russian army is advancing in the eastern regions, the Ukrainian military is slowing down their offensive. In the Kherson region, Ukrainian troops repulsed attacks on Oleksandrivka, Tavriya, and Mykolayivka and defeated Russian units near Kiselyivka.
In the temporarily occupied Vovchansk, Kharkiv region, the Russians took one of the factories to the territory of the Russian Federation, and set up a prison in the premises, where people are tortured and forced to join the Russian Armed Forces.
Back in March, Vladimir Putin considered the possibility of achieving a peaceful settlement with Ukraine, but now does not consider this path promising. The Russian president's goal is to seize as much Ukrainian territory as possible, because Putin watches Russian television and believes what the propagandists are saying there. This is stated in the Financial Times.
British intelligence named the reasons for the low efficiency of the Russian army: low morale and ineffective rearmament and reorganization.
Investigative journalist and head of the Bellingcat group, Hristo Grozev, estimates that Russia lost 90% of the best paratroopers and about 4,000 mercenaries in the first part of the war in Ukraine.
The United Kingdom will send AS-90 self-propelled artillery units to Ukraine within a week, as well as 45,000 artillery shells. The installations are capable of striking the enemy's manpower and equipment at a distance of up to 25 kilometers, and firing up to three shots within 10 seconds. The Ukrainian military will be taught to use them in Poland.
Turkey has closed its airspace to Russian civilian and military aircraft flying to Syria.
OSCE staff in Ukraine have been taken prisoner by the Russian military in eastern Ukraine. The organization is working to release them.
More than 2.9 million Ukrainian refugees have left for Poland since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. However, in recent weeks, the number of Ukrainians crossing the border with Poland has dropped significantly.
Juvenile prosecutors reported 213 children killed in Ukraine due to armed aggression by Russia and 389 children were injured. Data by Office of the Attorney General.
Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg believes that Ukraine should not become a member of the EU, and said that joining the EU's Single Economic Zone or simply maintaining the current level of the Association Agreement is enough. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine called such a position short-sighted and explained that it was not in the interests of a united Europe.
If Russia does not stop the war, up to a third of the total volume of gas exported from Russia to the European Union in transit through Ukrainian territory may be threatened. These are the estimates of Naftogaz of Ukraine.
Incumbent President of France Emmanuel Macron is leading in the election, gaining 58.2% of the vote. His opponent, Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right National Union, won 41.8 percent of the vote. After the results of the exit polls were announced, Le Pen conceded defeat
In Poltava region, Russian military hit infrastructure facilities with 9 missiles, said the head of the regional administration Lunin. Information on the dead and wounded is being clarified.
In Kharkiv region in Vovchansk, the occupiers took one of the plants to the territory of the Russian Federation, and set up a prison in the premises, said the head of the regional administration Oleh Synehubov. "It's a real concentration camp where people are tortured. They are forcing people to cooperate and join the Russian army”, - he said.
In Odessa, the blockages of a residential building, which was hit by the Russian military on April 23, were dismantled. The rocket hit a sixteen-story apartment building. The building was broken through.
The rocket killed eight people, including a three-month-old baby. 18 people were injured.
Investigative journalist and the head of Bellingcat group, Hristo Grozev, believes that Russia lost 90% of the best paratroopers in the first part of the war in Ukraine. These servicemen took part in the wars in Syria, Africa and Donbas, he said. "About 4,000 were lost. This is a huge percentage of high-quality fighters, "the journalist said.
Russian troops continue to attack in some parts of the front and mostly fail, but in Donbas they managed to partially capture the village of Zarichne, according to the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The main goal of the Russian offensive is to defeat the Allied forces in Donbas, establish full control over the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, and secure a land route to the temporarily occupied Crimea.
The evacuation of the population from Kherson region continues, in three days more than five thousand people were evacuated in different directions. This was announced by the head of the military administration of Kryvyi Rih Oleksandr Vilkul. He added that it is not possible to evacuate everywhere by car, often people ride bicycles, sometimes even cross the river.
A shell from the territory of Ukraine hit a field near the village of Vidradne near Belgorod, said the head of the district Volodymyr Pertsev. According to him, there are no victims or destroys.
It should be noted that this is not the first time that Russia has announced shelling of border villages, accusing Ukraine of this.
Kyiv and Hamburg have signed an "Agreement for Solidarity and Future", according to the Kyiv City State Administration. The agreement provides, in particular, for the provision of humanitarian aid to Kyiv during the war, as well as joint efforts to rebuild the Ukrainian capital.
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In Bucha, liberated from the Russian army, as well as throughout Ukraine, today the feast of the Resurrection of Christ is celebrated. People came to the church, near which there were mass graves, to consecrate Easter baskets.
16 people were evacuated from Popasna in Luhansk region by bus today, according to the head of the regional administration Serhii Haidai. Two more cars, which were supposed to take out the civilian population, came under fire and returned empty.
Specialists of the State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection have installed a Starlink satellite communication terminal, which makes lifecell mobile communication available there. In total, more than 120 lifecell base stations have been restored in the last week in Kyiv, Chernihiv, Donetsk and Luhansk regions, where communication infrastructure has been damaged by combats.
Russians are trying to simulate the presence of the Ukrainian Armed Forces units in the occupied territories. According to the operational command "South", under the guise of the Armed Forces, Russian tanks with Ukrainian flags left for the outskirts of the village of Grozovo in the Kherson region. "From the same tanks, Russian troops continue to fire at settlements in Kherson region and spread fake information about attacks by the Armed Forces of Ukraine against civilians," the statement said.
More than 2.9 million Ukrainian refugees have moved to Poland since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the BBC reports, citing Polish border guards. Some refugees have already left Poland. According to Professor Maciej Duszczyk, a migration researcher at the University of Warsaw, there are about 1.3-1.4 million left. More than 900,000 Ukrainians have applied for a Polish identification number.
The Russian occupiers shelled Chuhuiv in Kharkiv region. Police say three people were injured, including a mother with a 12-year-old child.
Zelensky spoke with Turkish President Erdogan ahead of his talks with Putin. He stressed the need to evacuate civilians from Mariupol and exchange troops. The presidents of the two countries also discussed a number of other issues.
Britain will provide Ukraine with self-propelled artillery AS-90, according to the British tabloid Daily Express, citing sources. AS-90 is capable of striking enemy manpower and equipment at a distance of up to 25 kilometers, making up to three shots against 10 seconds.
Self-propelled artillery units will also be provided to Ukraine by the United States, which includes 72 howitzers and 144,000 shells (enough for three weeks of intense shelling) and France (40 Caesar ACS).
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Russian militaries are constantly attacking Azovstal plant, said an adviser to the head of the President's Office Mykhailo Podoliak. He suggested Russia to take three steps: declare a real Easter truce over Mariupol; immediately provide a humanitarian corridor for civilians; agree to a "special round of negotiations" for Ukraine to withdraw or exchange troops.
The situation in Kherson region is tense. Russians are shelling the settlements of the region and neighboring regions. Kherson region is on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe, said Ombudswoman Liudmila Denisova.
According to British intelligence, the Russian army in Ukraine has a low morale, and the military lacks the time to rearm and reorganize, which prevents it from being effective on the battlefield, according to a military intelligence report from the British Ministry of Defense. They noted that despite some territorial gains of the Russian Federation, the Ukrainian army inflicted heavy losses on the enemy's army and repulsed numerous Russian attacks along the front line in Donbas.
The total combat losses of the Russian army in Ukraine from 24.02 to 24.04 reached about 21,800 people, according to the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. In addition, the Russian army lost 2,238 armored combat vehicles, 873 tanks, 408 artillery systems, 154 helicopters, more than 1,500 military vehicles, 191 drones and more.
During April 24, Russian occupation forces fired on the settlements of Luhansk region for 12 times. Eight people were killed and two others were injured in the shelling. The head of Luhansk regional military administration Serhii Haidai reported about it.
The shelling of Donetsk region continues. This morning, the Russians hit a private house in Ocheretyn community and killed two girls aged 14 and 5, said the head of Donetsk regional military administration Pavlo Kyrylenko.
On Easter night, Russian occupiers fired on one of the residential areas of Kharkiv.
In Odessa, dismantling the debris in a residential building is continued. The building was hit by a rocket in the afternoon of April 23. Residents are trying to get into the apartments to pick up at least the documents.
According to the Emergency Situations Service, 8 people were killed in a rocket attack on April 23. There are are three-month-old girl, her mother and grandmother among the dead.
Easter in Ukraine. Military Chaplain from Chernivtsi region Vasyl Hasynets consecrated Easter cakes for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The photo shows how the dishes were consecrated in helmets.
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The World Health Organization warns that the health care system in eastern Ukraine is virtually destroyed, threatening the lives of thousands of people in Mariupol and other blocked cities of Ukraine, according to Voice of America. The WHO has information that almost all medical institutions and hospitals in areas such as Luhansk region are either damaged or destroyed.
213 children died, 389 were wounded or injured in Ukraine due to the armed aggression of the Russian Federation, according to the Office of the Prosecutor General. It is noted that the number of injured children may be higher, as in the places of active hostilities, in the temporarily occupied, the exact data are unknown, and the liberated areas are still under investigation.
At night, the Russian army hit the Dnipropetrovsk region: one missile hit the railway infrastructure, two in an industrial enterprise. One person died, said the head of the regional administration Reznichenko.
Last night, at about 10 pm, two Russian cruise missiles fired from the Black Sea in the direction of the Pivdenny port were shot down in the Odesa region, “Pivden” air command said. In the Black Sea there are about 20 ship groups of the Russian Federation, including submarines with cruise missiles "Caliber".
In the Kherson region, on the eve of a fake "referendum", the Armed Forces conducted a counteroffensive and regained control over 8 settlements, according to the Operational Command "Pivden".
The Russian occupiers are expanding groups near the Kharkiv region, transferring and concentrating units in the Belgorod region, according to the General Staff. Iskander-M launchers were deployed 60 km from the state border of Ukraine, and also mined the area in one of the settlements near Kharkiv.
Two bronze images of Lenin were dismantled on Victory Square in Kyiv on April 23. This was announced by the co-founder of the project "Decommunization.Ukraine" Vadym Pozdnyakov.
Shelling of Odesa, Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed Russian command post, Mariupol. War. The main events of April 23
Russian submarines in the Black Sea, the evacuation from Mariupol failed, the victims in Odesa after the shelling, the Ukrainian Armed Forces liberate settlements in Kharkiv region, former German politicians and artists write to Chancellor Olaf Scholz not to supply Ukraine with weapons, Russia steals people and grain. Suspilne gathered the main news of the 59th day of the full-scale invasion.
Russia fired missiles at a military facility and two residential buildings in Odesa. Volodymyr Zelenskyi said that, according to preliminary data, eight people had died, including a three-month-old baby. Eighteen more people were injured. Also, one of the missiles hit the territory of one of the city's cemeteries.
At least four Russian submarines are patrolling the Black Sea. They are armed with Caliber cruise missiles.
President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the territories temporarily occupied by Russia could be liberated by military means if Ukraine receives the necessary weapons. According to him, Ukraine has recently started receiving them.
The Russian army disrupted the evacuation from Mariupol and removed people to the occupied territory by force. Those who wanted to leave the Russian buses were not let out, said Mariupol Mayor's Adviser Petro Andryushchenko. The city still has 130,000 people without food, water and medicine. Ukrainian intelligence reports that up to 1,000 so-called "DNR people's militiamen" have already died in the battles near Mariupol.
The General Staff reports that Russian troops are preparing to attack Sievierodonetsk and trying to take control of Popasna and Rubizhne. However, their attack on Mariinka and most other areas has been futile so far.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the Russians continue to partially block and shell Kharkiv. They were also attacking civilian infrastructure in the area of Chuhuiv, Korobochkin and Dovhenke. In the Kharkiv region, the Armed Forces liberated Bezruky, Slatyne, and Prudyanka.
In the Kherson region, the Russian military again steals grain and sends it to the temporarily occupied Crimea. In the region, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed the 49th Department of the Combined Arms Russian Army, located near the line of contact.
In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the Russian military continues to advance in the direction of Hulyaipole.
In one day, the Ukrainian military in the east of the country repulsed 12 attacks of the Russian army, destroyed 150 Russian servicemen, four tanks, five artillery systems, one plane and twenty other pieces of equipment.
Russia has begun forced "mobilization" in the occupied territories of Kherson, Zaporizhia and Kharkiv regions. Physicians also fall under it. According to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, in the city of Vovchansk in the Kharkiv region, the occupiers are forcibly sending junior medical personnel to the front to help wounded Russian troops. If medics refuse, Russians threaten to shoot them.
A group of German researchers, politicians, and artists have written an open letter to Chancellor Olaf Scholz, asking him to stop supplying weapons to Ukraine. In their opinion, this will encourage Kyiv to stop armed resistance and enter into negotiations with Russia because, in their view, Ukraine will not be able to win.
Meanwhile, the German concern Rheinmetall has applied to the Federal Ministry of Economics for permission to supply 100 Marder infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine. It will be able to deliver the first batch in six weeks after the request is approved. Also, the American manufacturer of Switchblade drones is negotiating with Ukraine for additional supplies. Canada has sent four M777 howitzers to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The Pentagon is looking for ways to accelerate the production of effective weapons for Ukraine, which requires minimal training.
The exhumation of the bodies of those killed during the Russian occupation is being completed in Bucha, Kyiv region. In the future, civil workers will identify each body. As of April 23, 412 bodies of the dead were found in Bucha. According to Mayor Anatoliy Fedoruk, at least "every third victim in the Kyiv region is from Bucha."
As of April 23, since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion, 208 children have been killed and 387 injured in Ukraine. Data provided by Office of the Attorney General.
The Russians deported about 500,000 people from the occupied parts of Ukraine, including around 5,000 children, Volodymyr Zelensky.
The United States and the European Union are discussing three possible options for imposing an embargo on oil from Russia: a total ban on Russian oil, permission to buy, but with a specific marginal price, the creation of a payment mechanism that will enable Russia to receive money when it stops the aggression in Ukraine - Bloomberg .
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres plans to visit Ukraine next week to meet with President Volodymyr Zelensky. The visit is scheduled for April 28. Before that, on April 26, Guterres is to meet with Putin in Moscow.
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President Volodymyr Zelensky stated that the territories temporarily occupied by Russia could be liberated by military means, provided that Ukraine has the necessary weapons. According to him, Ukraine has recently started receiving them. "It will not be a question of 10-20 years or the war since 2014. As soon as we have enough of them, believe me, we will immediately return this or that temporarily occupied territory," the president said.
Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhny is in regular contact with Ukrainian servicemen in Mariupol, said President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky. "We have every right for military unblocking. Are we ready now — no," Volodymyr Zelensky said.
He also said that US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will be in Kyiv tomorrow.
Russian occupation forces are preparing to attack the city of Sievierodonetsk in the Luhansk region; they are also trying to capture Popasna and Rubizhne, according to the evening report of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on April 23. The occupiers' attack on Mariinka and most other areas has so far been futile.
Moreover, according to the General Staff, the Russian Federation is forcibly mobilizing doctors in the occupied territories in Kherson, Zaporizhzhia and Kharkiv regions. In particular, they mobilize doctors and young people of conscript age.
On April 22, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed the 49th Department of the Combined Arms Russian Army, located near the line of contact in the Kherson region, the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense reported. Two generals of the Russian army were killed. Another Russian serviceman was evacuated in critical condition.
In Odesa, after the Russian missile strike on residential buildings, six people have been confirmed dead, including a child. Eighteen people were injured, according to the State Emergency Service.
Odesa, April 23, 2022, photo: State Emergency Service.
During this strike, the missile also hit the territory of one of the Odesa cemeteries. More than a thousand square meters of territory were destroyed.
The shelling of the Kharkiv region on April 23. Three people were killed, and seven were injured.
308 Ukrainians, including 90 children, deported from Mariupol by the Russian occupiers, were brought to Vladivostok on April 21, said Mariupol Mayor's Adviser Petro Andryushchenko. According to him, Russians plan to resettle Mariupol residents in the settlements of the Primorsky Krai.
As President Zelensky stated at a press conference today, the occupiers deported about 500,000 people from various occupied territories of Ukraine to Russia. However, he noted that it is impossible to say the exact number of Ukrainians deported, as Ukraine does not know how many people died, tortured to death, or buried.
The governor of the Kursk region Roman Starovoit claims that a border crossing point was allegedly shelled from Ukraine. According to him, no one was injured. Earlier, Ukrainian military intelligence reported that Russia was preparing provocations by shelling settlements on its own territory.
On April 24 in Ukraine, Christians of the Eastern rite will celebrate the Resurrection of Christ. In connection with the celebration of Easter in some areas, a decision was made to reduce the curfew. However, law enforcement officials are urging believers to be especially vigilant on Easter — Russia's intelligence services may stage provocations.
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The Russian military disrupted the evacuation from Mariupol: ordered to disperse the people who had gathered in a place determined by agreement with the Ukrainian side. At the same time, the occupiers moved the buses to another point. After loading, Mariupol residents were told that the "evacuation" would take place only in occupied Dokuchaevsk. This was announced by Deputy Mayor of Mariupol Andryushchenko.
Missile strike in Odessa: 4 adults and a 3-month-old child were killed
Odesa was hit by a rocket attack this afternoon, the South Operational Command reported. Ukrainian air defense forces shot down two cruise missiles and two unmanned aerial vehicles. However, the other two missiles hit a military facility and two apartment buildings. According to preliminary data, five people were killed and 18 others were injured. Among the dead - a three-month-old child, said the head of the Office of President Ermak.
In the Dnipropetrovsk region, a rocket hit a village near the Dnipro district. A funnel more than 4 meters deep remained. Touched the low pressure gas pipe. There are no injured or injured, said the head of the Dnipropetrovsk regional administration Valentyn Reznichenko.
In the Sumy region, shelling continues on the border with Russia in Bilopillya, Novoslobodskaya communities, as well as in the Putivl community, said the head of the regional administration Dmitry Zhyvytsky
The occupiers fired artillery shells at residential buildings in the center of Zolote, Luhansk region, at about 3 p.m. on April 23. As a result of the shelling, two people were killed and two were injured, said the head of the Luhansk regional administration Serhiy Gaidai. According to him, 15 locals were barely evacuated before the shelling.
There was a shooting in Kharkiv in the afternoon. According to the director of the Center for Emergency Care Victor Zabashta: four people were injured. Two more were injured in the Chuhuiv district of the region.
Russia has begun forced mobilization in the occupied parts of Kherson, Zaporizhia and Kharkiv regions, according to Ukrainian intelligence. In particular, medics are sent to the front to help the wounded soldiers of the Russian Federation, threatening to shoot in case of refusal. In addition, they were banned from leaving the Kherson region.
The Russians are trying to reach the administrative borders of the Kherson region, according to the operational command "South". The Russian military is shelling the settlements they have occupied and intimidating people. At the same time, the propaganda of the referendum and the creation of a pseudo-republic continue.
In the battles near Mariupol, the losses of the so-called "People's Militia of the DNR" amounted to 1,000 people, including 26 cadets, more than 2,800 were wounded, according to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense. In other areas of loss: about 500 dead and 2,100 wounded. According to intelligence, due to heavy losses, it is difficult for the occupiers to "mobilize" in the occupied territories.
Two girls died in Mariupol, actresses Elizaveta and Sonya, who played Lucy in a Mariupol theater play based on "The Lion, the Witch, the Wardrobe" based on the book "The Chronicles of Narnia", said Mariupol Deputy Mayor Petro Andryushchenko.
"It is a sad symbolism given that the Chronicles of Narnia were born in the London Underground during the Nazi bombing of Britain. We are very sympathetic to relatives and friends, and we will never forget the talented angels," Andryushchenko wrote.
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Two people were killed as a result of artillery shelling in Popasna, Luhansk region. Russian military efforts are concentrating on offensive in the Sieverodonetsk direction. The offensive also continues towards Novotoshkivsky, we well as assaults in Rubizhne. At the same time, 38 Russian soldiers and several pieces of equipment were eliminated by the Armed Forces in the south.
The Russian army continues to shell the Mykolaiv region. The head of the Regional Administration Vitaly Kim reported that shelling continued during the night and in the morning today. Some apartment buildings were damaged but there are no casualties.
Ukrainian territory near Chernihiv border checkpoint was shelled again from Russian side on the evening of April 22. According to the press service of the State Border Guard Service, about ten grenades fired from automatic grenade launcher exploded near Ukrainian village. This is the fourth recorded shelling of Chernihiv border region from Russian territory.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine conducted a successful counterattack in Kharkiv region, liberated three settlements from the Russian military, and secured the positions, reported the head of the Regional Administration Oleh Syniehubov.
Russian invaders began to clear the rubble of the Mariupol Drama Theatre. The retrieved bodies are buried in trenches near Mangush. This was reported by the mayor’s adviser Petro Andriushchenko.
The exact number of victims remains unknown. A large word "Children" was written on the pavement next to the theatre.
The deputy head of the UK delegation to the OSCE Deirdre Brown announced that the Russian military captured the special monitoring mission staff in the temporarily occupied territory in Donetsk. "We have received reports that people affiliated with Russia are threatening the Mission personnel in Donbas. We strongly condemn such threats," she said. Brown added that the Russian Federation is constantly spreading misinformation and false information regarding the situation in Ukraine.
Kremlin propaganda has launched new fake videos with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, reports the Centre for Strategic Communications. They noted that Russian technologists did not resort to more sophisticated deep fake technology and went by rough editing instead. "They have added something to the video of Ukrainian President's conversation with Elon Musk, that looks like drugs scattered on the table," reads the message. Here are two screenshots: the original video on the left and the edited one on the right.
The exhumation of bodies killed by Russians in Bucha is coming to end. Mayor Anatoly Fedoruk stated: "As of today, we have 412. This means that every third person killed in the Kyiv region was from Bucha."
208 children have died, 387 others have been injured since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, reported the Prosecutor General's Office.
The Azov regiment showed the cellars of the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, where city residents are hiding from Russian shelling. Some of them are children. "We like to play, but we want to go home, we want to see the sun," says one of the girls. One of the women says that people have been in the basement for two months.
Azovstal cellars shelter the Ukrainian military and around 1,000 civilians from Russian aggression.
Evacuation of Mariupol residents to Zaporizhzhia is planned for today, although it was repeatedly disrupted by the Russian military before. The evacuation was announced by Petro Andriushchenko, Advisor to the Mayor of Mariupol.
According to Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk, only United Nations can help evacuate about 100,000 remaining in Mariupol. During the war against Ukraine, the Russian Federation completely rejected international humanitarian law, said the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet. The UN noted that the Russian forces are shelling and bombing settlements, killing civilians, and destroying hospitals, schools, and other civilian infrastructure. These actions can be compared to war crimes, stresses the UN.
According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the units of the 64th Separate Motorised Rifle Brigade of the Russian Federation, who took "an active part in the massacres, torture and rape of civilians in the Ukrainian city of Bucha", operate around Izium in Kharkiv region and have already suffered losses.
The Ministry of Defense of Russia officially stated that one serviceman was killed and 27 sailors are missing on the sunk Moskva cruiser. MoD claimed that 396 crew members were evacuated to other ships.
Russian submarines armed with Kalibr-type cruise missiles went on patrol in the Black Sea, reported the Odesa Regional Administration spokesman Serhii Bratchuk. Russians use at least four submarines in the Black Sea to launch missiles into Ukraine. Missiles are launched from a depth of up to 50 meters, which prevents radars and satellites from effectively recording them.
Russia wants to go to Transnistria, “Howitzers” from the United States, Zaporizhzhia plane. War. Main news on April 22
58th day of full-scale war. Russia says it wants to capture Donbas and south of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Armed Forces are repelling attacks, an AN-26 plane has crashed in the Zaporizhzhia region, a new mass grave in Mariupol; France, Slovenia and the United States will provide more weapons, and Olaf Scholz against the Russian oil embargo. “Suspilne” gathered the main news of the day.
Russia said it has launched a "second phase" of the war and plans to seize the entire Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as well as south of Ukraine and cross the border with Transnistria, where "Russian-speaking people are being oppressed." Rustam Minnekayev: The head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak answered that Ukraine has its own defense scenarios and many plans of the Russians have already been destroyed by the Armed Forces and the people of Ukraine.
Journalists of "Schemes" found another mass grave of the dead in Mariupol. This time in the Livoberezhny district, near the cemetery of the village of Vynohradne.
The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine stated that the Russian troops had almost decided on the locations of the main attacks on the front line. This is evidenced by the forms of building combat orders, as well as continuous offensive operations in some areas.
In the Luhansk region, the Russians attacked Rubizhne, Popasna, and Novotoshkivske, but without success. In the Donetsk region, Avdiivka, Lyman, and Slovyansk were shelled. The latter — according to preliminary information, with cluster bombs. In the Kharkiv region there was an unsuccessful offensive in the directions of Zavody and Dibrovny, and shelling of Kharkiv.
In the Zaporizhzhia region, the Russian military attacked in the direction of the village of Zelene Pole — without success. In the morning, a Ukrainian AN-26 plane crashed in the region. One was killed and two were injured. According to preliminary information, the plane hit an electric pole and as a result the engine caught fire.
France will provide Ukraine with 155-mm “Caesar” self-propelled artillery units, Slovenia with T-72 tanks, and details of the new $ 800 million US military aid package include 75 long-range “Howitzers” and 121 “Phoenix Ghost” unmanned aerial vehicles designed specifically for the Armed Forces in the war with Russia.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has said that the gas embargo will not be effective under sanctions against Russia — if Putin accepted economic arguments, he would never start a war, and the embargo would lead to an economic crisis in the EU.
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson said that the Ukrainian military is training with British military instructors to master new types of equipment, including armored personnel carriers and air defense equipment. Trainings are held in the United Kingdom and Poland.
Australia has imposed sanctions on 147 more Russians. Among them are the children of Putin and Lavrov and 144 Russian senators who approved the illegal recognition of the independence of the Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk regions on February 22, 2022.
The World Bank will provide Ukraine with $ 4.8 billion to rebuild the country.
Pope Francis refused to meet with the head of the ROC, Patriarch Kirill, the meeting had to take place in June this year in Jerusalem.
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In Rubizhne, where street fighting has been going on for several weeks and part of the city is controlled by Russian troops, Ukrainian servicemen have rescued two children, Luhansk administration chief Serhiy Gaidai said. Two boys were seen on patrol, adults were not with them, according to them - the mother disappeared. The military transported the child to the hospital, and later found his father. The fate of the mother is unknown.
The Russian occupiers captured 182 people from the Zaporizhia region, 100 of whom have already been released.
Such data on April 22 was reported by the adviser to the head of regional administration, Antonina. She noted that the number of cases of abduction by Russian military residents of Zaporizhia region is increasing daily.
The bodies of two civilians were found in the Izium community of the Kharkiv region, liberated after the Russian occupation, the Kharkiv regional prosecutor's office said. It was established that during the occupation, Russian servicemen tortured them and then burned their bodies.
Journalists of "Schemes" published another satellite image of the probable place of mass burial in the village of Vynohradne near Mariupol. This was also announced by the adviser to the mayor of Mariupol Petro Andryushchenko.
According to the photos, the trench appeared at the end of March, and on April 20 its size increased.
Photos: "Schemes" / Radio Svoboda.
Employees of the Bureau of Economic Security found 342 units of equipment, the beneficial owners of which are enterprises in Russia and Belarus. In wartime, the nationalization of Russian property in Ukraine will be a simplified procedure.
Ukrposhta presents a new postage stamp with a "Russian ship". The word "DONE" will be added to the new stamp, which is a reference to the sunken Russian cruiser "Moskva".
The rules of issuing Ukrposhta stamps did not allow to print the exact stamp as it was in the first "edition". "But we could not fail to meet the wishes of millions of people. Therefore, today we announce the release of the second brand of this series -" Russian warship .. EVERYTHING "or" Russian Warship… DONE ", - said the head of Ukrposhta Igor Smilyansky.
The National Guard of Ukraine showed a video showing a Russian K-52 Alligator helicopter shot down on April 21.
In Bucha, the occupiers destroyed the house of the artist of 60s Lyubov Panchenko. This became known after the liberation of Kyiv from the Russian army. Lyubov Panchenko spent a month in the Russian occupation of Bucha. Her house is so damaged that it is impossible to live there. She barely survived there. Now Ms. Luba is hospitalized in Kyiv. She is looking for a new home.
Lyubov Panchenko is a professional fashion designer who belongs to the group of artists of the 60s, who revived Ukrainian culture during the Khrushchev thaw.
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Almost 3,000 monuments were destroyed and even more damaged as a result of rocket attacks by Russian militaries at the Central City Cemetery of Chernihiv, the press service of Chernihiv District Prosecutor's office reports. The depth of one of the 59 craters examined by the investigators is 1 m 70 cm, the diameter is 5 M 60 cm.
In Kakhovka, Kherson region, the Russian military set up a torture chamber in the police building, where hostages are beaten and tortured with electric shocks.According to witnesses, there are more than 10 civilians there now, some of them have been held there for several weeks, said Ombudsman Lyudmila Denisova.
In Kherson region, Russian militaries came in two communities – Velykolepetyska and Hornostayivska, according to the village head and the Facebook page of the local community. The officials ask people to remain calm and not arrange provocations. In addition, from April 23, the Russian military is going to establish full control over the city of Oleshky, Kherson region, and appoint a mayor, Mayor Yevhenii Rishchuk said.
At the enterprise in the village of Korotych in Kharkiv region, according to witnesses with whom correspondents of Suspilne communicated, a parachute missile fell.
One person was killed and six injured, according to the State Emergency Service. The fire that broke out was extinguished. Four trucks and one of the buildings on an area of up to 500 square meters were on fire.
According to the World Health Organization, as of April 22, more than 70 people have been killed and at least 52 injured in attacks on Ukrainian medical facilities and personnel since the beginning of the Russian invasion. Who has confirmed at least 150 attacks on Ukrainian medical facilities since February 24. One of the attacks was aimed at a children's hospital in Mariupol, where there was also a maternity ward.
At night, the Russian military fired at Slovyansk, probably with cluster munitions, said the head of the Donetsk regional administration Kyrylenko. High-rise buildings, private houses, a school, a shop and bus stops were damaged.
After the defeats of Russian units on land and the destruction of the flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet "Moscow", another phase of repression against the command of the army and Navy began, Ukrainian intelligence reports. The commander of the Black Sea Fleet has been arrested, and investigative actions are being carried out against the chief of staff - the first deputy commander of the Black Sea Fleet. The commanders of the 6th Army, 1st Tank Army of the Western Military District and a number of other high-ranking military officials were also removed from their posts.
Video from the crash site of the AN-26 plane in Zaporizhzhia region. The circumstances of the fall are being investigated.
The UK is going to open an embassy in Kyiv next week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said. Britain moved its embassy from the Ukrainian capital in February, before Russia invaded Ukraine.
Russia plans to establish full control over Donbas and Southern Ukraine and provide a corridor to Crimea, said deputy commander of the Central Military District of Russia Rustam Minnekaev. "Control over the south of Ukraine will give the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation another exit to Transnistria, where discrimination of Russian-speaking population was detected," added Minnekaev.
The Russian military uses underage Ukrainians for reconnaissance of Ukrainian army positions and placing artillery tags, reported Prosecutor General Iryna Venedyktova. Prosecutor's Office in Chernihiv region is investigating a case of Russians tasking a local minor resident of an occupied village to do reconnaissance of the Ukrainian positions and report locals related to law enforcement agencies or military units. The Prosecutor General reminded, that this is a direct violation of Art. 38 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
An AN-26 aircraft fell in Zaporizhzhia region today. According to the preliminary information, it belonged to Ukraine and was conducting a technical flight, reported the regional administration. It is currently known that one person was killed and two received injuries. The number of crew and the causes of the fall are being clarified.
Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk addressed foreign journalists about the evacuation from Azovstal in Mariupol. Ukrainian military and about 1,000 civilians remain there. Vereshchuk explained that different "corridors" can be established for surrender and for evacuation of civilians from a combat zone. The Russians opened a "surrender" corridor, she said, but the Ukrainian military is not willing to capitulate. "We need a corridor from Azovstal to evacuate women, children, and elderly people. The Russians refuse to open the corridor to civilians, cynically pretending that they do not understand the difference between a corridor for the surrender of military personnel and a humanitarian corridor for the evacuation of civilians," Vereshchuk said. The Deputy Prime Minister once again appealed to world leaders and the world community to immediately make every effort to open a humanitarian corridor from Azovstal for women, children, and the elderly. "It is important for us that the international media clearly understand the truth: Russians are afraid to storm Azovstal, but at the same time they deliberately and cynically do not release civilians from there, thus trying to put additional pressure on our military," she added.
Putin wants to turn Mariupol into scorched earth, said the U.S. Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland in an interview to Suspilne. According to her, Russian President Putin, who was born in Leningrad after the blockade, "came up with nothing better than a blockade of beautiful Mariupol." She stressed that a regular humanitarian corridor should be opened for the evacuation of civilians and delivering humanitarian aid. She added that blocking evacuation is another war crime.
Since the beginning of the war, the National Police has launched more than 8,000 criminal proceedings for crimes committed by servicemen of the Russian Federation. 2,500 of them were recorded in Kyiv region.
During April 21, Russian invaders shelled 20 settlements in Donetsk region injuring 4 people, reported the Regional Police Department. At least 34 civilian objects were destroyed: residential buildings, hospitals, schools, etc. Russian army shelled at least 5 communities in Luhansk region during the past day. 4 civilians and 3 policemen were injured, and 7 houses were destroyed.
Ukrainian artist Sviatoslav Vakarchuk presented a cover version of Joe Cocker's hit. "UA so Beautiful" music video shows the beauty of a peaceful Ukraine through Ukrainians' eyes: "Unfortunately, most foreigners only saw our country already devastated by Russian missiles and bombs... We want to show the world the Ukraine that we love so much—beautiful,p eaceful, smiling, happy."
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Putin's decision to block the Azovstal steel plant likely indicates a desire to restrain Ukrainian resistance in Mariupol and free Russian forces to deploy elsewhere in eastern Ukraine, according to the daily report of the UK Ministry of Defense military intelligence. The report also indicates that capturing the plant by land force would likely lead to significant losses for Russians, which will further reduce their overall combat capability.
In the last 24 hours, the invaders intensified fighting along the entire front line in the Donetsk and Tavriya directions, trying to storm and advance. During the past day, the Armed Forces Ukraine repelled 10 Russian attacks in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, destroyed 6 tanks, 8 armoured vehicles, 15 cars, and 4 artillery systems.
No humanitarian corridors will operate on April 22, because of the danger on the routes, reported Deputy Prime Minister Vereshchuk.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that Ukrainian military is mastering new types of armoured vehicles in the UK and air defence systems in Poland.
Almost three-quarters of the population left the territories controlled by Ukraine in Donetsk region since February 24. About 430,000 people remain, said the head of the Regional Administration Kyrylenko.
As of April 21, it is known that 1,126 Ukrainians, including 40 children, have been killed by Russians in Kyiv region, said President Volodymyr Zelensky. He also stated that in other Ukrainian regions, where Russian troops entered, like Chernihiv, Sumy, and Kharkiv, the invaders made "the same hell as in Borodianka or Bucha". For example, in Yahidne village, Chernihiv region, Russians drove all the residents to a school basement and kept them there for weeks.
Azovstal, the Ukrainian Armed Forces shoot down Russian bombers, Europe provides weapons. The war. The main events of April 21
57th day of full-scale war. The sixth prisoners' exchange, Putin orders not to storm Azovstal. Shelling of Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia and Kharkiv; Estonia and Latvia recognize Russian actions as genocide, Europe promises even more weapons. Suspilne gathered the main news of the day.
Ukraine and Russia held another prisoners exchange. In its course, 19 Ukrainian citizens returned home, including ten servicemen.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to Putin that Russian troops had captured Mariupol. Almost all Ukrainian troops had surrendered. In 3-4 days, the Russians would finish with those who remained. Putin ordered Shoigu not to storm Azovstal because he wanted to save Russian soldiers. Mariupol Mayor Vadym Boychenko replied that "the city was, is, and remains Ukrainian." And the adviser to the mayor of Mariupol, Petro Andryushchenko, refuted Putin's words about the order to cancel the assault on Azovstal. According to him, the fighting around the plant does not stop. Ukraine demands an urgent humanitarian corridor from Azovstal.
Investigative Journalists from the Schemes project published satellite images of the probable place of mass burial in the village of Mangush near Mariupol. Earlier, the city council said that the Russian military had arranged mass graves there, in which the deceased Mariupol residents are buried. According to the photos, the trench appeared approximately at the end of March. Its length is over 300 meters.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces shot down a Russian fighter-bomber and a Su-34 bomber in the Kharkiv region. In the Zaporizhzhia region, they shot down two Russian helicopters: a Mi-8 in the Polohy district and a K-52 Alligator in the Vasyliv district.
The Russian army again tried to gain a foothold in the western part of Rubizhne, however, without any success again. The Russians are shelling all the settlements of the free Luhansk region. The situation in Popasna is difficult — street fights are ongoing.
Three missile strikes hit the Dnipropetrovsk region, targeting the railway infrastructure in the Novomoskovsk district. The railway line and the contact network were destroyed. Another two missile strikes hit Zaporizhia. An explosive wave shattered windows in four cars of the Zaporizhia-Lviv evacuation train. Night shelling in Kharkiv destroyed two markets, a private house was hit directly.
In the temporarily occupied territory of the Kherson region, the self-proclaimed authorities announced the mobilization of men. On May 1, they plan to hold a so-called "referendum", the General Staff of the Armed Forces report. In the region, Russian military steal grain with the help of the railway.
US President Joe Biden has said that the United States will allocate another 800 million USD to Ukraine. The United States will also provide an additional 500 million USD in economic assistance to Ukraine and will not allow Russian ships to enter American ports. White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that the United States has already sent five military aid planes to Ukraine, and that's not the end.
The Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen and the Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sanchez visited the village of Borodyanka. Afterward, Frederiksen said that Denmark would increase military support for Ukraine, and Pedro Sanchez said that the Spanish government would hand over a new consignment of weapons to Ukraine and provide a group of experts from the country's Interior Ministry to investigate Russia's crimes. The Spanish ship Isabel left today with 200 tons of ammunition and other materials.
On April 21, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged Russia and Ukraine to establish a "humanitarian pause" for Easter to organize humanitarian corridors and evacuate civilians. Ukraine agreed to this, Russia — no. At the UN Security Council, the Russian representative called the proposal a "pseudo-peacemaking call."
More than 584 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of full-scale armed aggression by the Russian Federation. 208 children were killed, and 376 were injured, according to the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.
The G7 countries have expressed support for Ukraine in its armed confrontation with Russia and have pledged 24 billion USD in financial assistance. On the contrary, Moscow faces further restrictions that will isolate it from the global financial system.
Estonia and Latvia have recognized Russian actions in Ukraine as genocide. The Latvian Seimas also supported amendments to the law on citizenship. It provides for stripping off citizenship from people who support Russian armed aggression against Ukraine.
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Investigative journalists of the Schemes project published satellite images of the probable place of mass burial in the village of Mangush near Mariupol. Earlier, the city council stated that the Russian military had arranged mass graves there, in which the deceased Mariupol residents are buried. According to the photos, the trench appeared approximately at the end of March. Its length is over 300 meters.
Photos: Schemes / Radio Liberty.
The Russian military disrupted the evacuation from Mariupol - shelling began near the gathering place, the corridor had to be closed, Deputy Prime Minister Vereshchuk informed.
The humanitarian corridor from Kherson to Dnipropetrovsk regions did not work. The cars were stopped at a checkpoint, and the Russian military detained Volodymyr Marchuk, the head of one of the communities in the Kherson region. Negotiations are underway to release him, said Oleksandr Vilkul, the head of Kryvyi Rih Military Administration.
Three out of four buses of the humanitarian convoy with civilians, which managed to leave Mariupol on April 20, arrived in Zaporizhzhia. 79 people were on the buses.
As a result of today's missile strike on Zaporizhia, eight people were injured, the Prosecutor General's Office said. Criminal proceedings have been instituted.
In the Dnipropetrovsk region, there were three missile strikes on the railway infrastructure in the Novomoskovsk area. The railway line and the contact network were destroyed, says the head of the regional administration Valentyn Reznichenko. For now, it is unknown whether it will be possible to resume the railway movement. According to the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council, Mykola Lukashuk, two people are injured.
In Kharkiv, a Russian shell hit a car, killing two people. According to Suspilne journalists, the vehicle with people burned to the ground.
In the temporarily occupied by the Russian military territory of Kherson region, the self-proclaimed authorities announced the mobilization of men. At the same time, there are plans to hold a so-called "referendum" on May 1 and a "census" on May 2-10, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces.
Zelensky said that Ukraine did not have enough heavy equipment to counter Russia. He said this during a briefing with the Prime Ministers of France and Denmark in Kyiv. Zelensky thanked for the financial and humanitarian support, but he stressed that without heavy weapons, there would be nobody to support in Ukraine there.
On April 21, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal met with US President Joe Biden. The meeting was not announced. Photo published by Biden.
On April 21, US President Joe Biden said that the United States would allocate another 800 million USD to Ukraine. The United States also provides 500 million in economic aid. Biden also said that Russian vessels would not be able to enter American ports.
93rd brigade "Kholodny Yar" has shot down a Russian aircraft around Izium. According to the brigade, the bomber was hit by a Soviet Igla man-portable air defence system. The plane crashed into Russian-occupied territory. "It's currently unknown if the pilots survived," reads the message.
Another prisoner exchange took place between Ukraine and Russia, said Deputy Prime Minister Vereshchuk. Nineteen people, ten servicemen and nine civilians, were freed from captivity. Some of them are insured.
Ukrainian Parliament extended martial law until May 25.
Russian military are digging mass graves in Mangush village, near Mariupol, to bury killed Mariupol citizens, said the mayor's adviser Andriushchenko. According to him, Russian troops move the bodies out of the city and throw them into mass graves near the orbital motorway. The Mariupol City Council has published the location of the mass graves.
Satellite image of a mass grave. Photo credit: Petro Andriushchenko.
At about 13:00 the Russian army launched rocket attacks on Zaporizhzhia, reported the Regional Administration. Around the same time, Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways) reported that the windows of the Zaporizhzhia-Lviv train were blown out by an explosive wave. However, there were no casualties and the train continued its way.
The Russian military could plan to shell and blow up the railway infrastructure of the western regions of Ukraine, warns the Centre for Counteraction to Disinformation of the National Security and Defence Council. Several pro-Russian Telegram channels indicated that Russia received "a complete and accurate list of coordinates of railway bridges in Western Ukraine". According to analysts, information about the location of railway infrastructure facilities in Ukraine was not a state secret and is freely available.
More than 100 people have been killed in this small city since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion. According to the head of the Regional Administration Serhii Haidai, more than 2,500 people remain in Popasna. It is very difficult to evacuate them due to the shelling. As of April 21, the invaders control a part of the city from which they deport people to the previously occupied territories.
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Parliaments of Estonia and Latvia have recognised Russia's actions in Ukraine as a genocide of the Ukrainian people on April 21. This decision was announced on the official sites of Estonian Parliament and Latvian Saeima.
Ukraine demands an urgent humanitarian corridor from the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, said Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk. About 1,000 civilians and 500 wounded military personnel are located there, she said. Earlier on April 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered to cancel the assault on the territory of the Azovstal plant. He explained that he did not consider the storming of the industrial zone useful. Instead, Putin said that Azovstal should be blocked "so that even a fly cannot break through". Before that, Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu reported that the Russian troops needed three to four days to complete the operation on Azovstal. He also added that the whole of Mariupol is controlled by the Russian Federation. Suspilne asked the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to comment on that.
Russian occupiers continue to kidnap and capture people: a deputy in the Melitopol district and a military chaplain and his family in Berdiansk were kidnapped during the past day.
An evacuation convoy from Dnipropetrovsk region is on its way to Kherson to move civilians from the occupied Novovorontsov and Vysokopil communities, reported the head of the military administration of Kryvyi Rih, Oleksandr Vilkul.
Borodianka in Kyiv region is still being examined and restored after the Russian occupation. Two new mass graves were discovered there on April 20. Nine killed civilians, including a 15-year-old girl, are buried there, said the chief of police of Kyiv region Andrii Niebytov.
"These people were killed by the invaders, some of them have signs of torture," he said. Exhumation of bodies continues in Bucha, trying to "give them rest before the memorial day". War crimes are being documented, while the plans for the restoration of destroyed neighbourhoods are built. According to the mayor, at least 412 people killed by Russian soldiers will receive a proper funeral. However, the number of victims is growing every day.
"In fact, every sector, every quarter in Bucha was shelled by the Russian occupiers and it was extremely dangerous for civilians to go out. During the short times when it was possible to be outside, people collected bodies and buried them on their land or in city parks. One out of five people located in the city during the occupation were killed. Every fifth person," said the mayor Anatolii Fedoruk. The mayor did not leave the city during the occupation and was hiding together with city residents.
"The Russian Orcs lived in my house and neighbouring houses. After they found out that this was the mayor's house and they could not capture me, they simply shelled, destroyed, burned the building down. I am extremely grateful to the citizens who knew where I was, saw me, and didn't turn me in," said Fedoruk.
British band Florence + The Machine presented a video for their song Free, filmed together with actor Bill Nighy and dancer Ryan Heffington. The band published it on Twitter.
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The evacuation from Mariupol will continue today, according to Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk. Four evacuation buses managed to leave the city yesterday. People spent the night in Berdiansk and will continue to Zaporizhzhia today.
208 children died, and 376 received injuries of varying severity since the beginning of the full-scale Russia's invasion of Ukraine, according to the Prosecutor General Office.
During the night, Dnipropetrovsk region was shelled from Uragan multiple launch rocket systems, reported the head of the Regional Administration Valentyn Reznichenko.
The Russian Federation called the UN Secretary General's proposal on humanitarian silence during Easter "pseudo-peacekeeping" as per Russian representative’s statement at the UN Security Council. Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN Serhii Kyslytsia published a corresponding video on Twitter. https://twitter.com/SergiyKyslytsya/status/1516917508879663104
In Kherson region, the Russian military is actively preparing a fake referendum on "KDR" creation and set a new date for it, April 27. This is reported by Operational Command South. Russian troops continue shelling settlements in the Kherson region, trying to continue the assault, but to no avail. The Russian assault on the eastern part of Ukraine continues in order to establish full control over the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. This is reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces. The Russian military continues to launch missile and bomb attacks on military and civilian infrastructure throughout Ukraine. Nine Russian attacks were repelled over the past day in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Easter “silence”, new weapons from the United States, unblocking Mariupol. The war. Key news of April 20, day 56 of the full-scale war
The UN offers a truce for Easter. Ukrainian Forces repel attacks in Donbas. Zelensky names ways to unblock Mariupol. Russia appoints janitors to run captured cities. Putin's inner circle does not want a war but does not know how to stop it. The US promises even more weapons. Suspilne gathered the main news of the day.
UN Secretary General António Guterres called on Ukraine and Russia to declare a humanitarian "silence" for four days during Easter (April 21 to April 24) to establish humanitarian corridors and send aid to civilians. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine responded that it supports the initiative of a four-day "humanitarian pause".
Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk reported that the Russian military violated the ceasefire and disrupted the evacuation of civilians from Mariupol. Volodymyr Zelensky said that there are two ways to unblock Mariupol — either serious heavy weapons or diplomacy, but the Russian Federation does not agree to the latter. He added that Ukraine is ready to exchange Russian prisoners of war for people from Mariupol. Deputy commander of the Azov regiment Sviatoslav Palamar recorded a video appeal: the shelling of Azovstal does not stop, civilians cannot leave the cellars, soldiers are ready to evacuate to Ukrainian territory with small arms only, if a third party would provide support.
General Staff reports that Russian troops have completed equipping helicopter landing sites in Belgorod region, where more than 90 attack and multipurpose helicopters are concentrated.
In the Kharkiv region, the Russian army regrouped troops in the Izium direction. They were advancing in the Dibrovny area with some success. However, the Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled their offensive around Stara Hnylytsia and Dovhenke. Also, in the Kharkiv region, the Security Service of Ukraine discovered a warehouse with ammunition and spare parts for military equipment. 60 tank engines, spare parts, and components for armoured vehicles, as well as 26 guided air-to-air missiles were handed over to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
On the Donetsk and Tavriia directions, Russians are preparing an offensive towards Lyman and getting to Sloviansk from the northeast. Ukrainian military destroyed a mercenary squad of a private military company in the Luhansk region. During the night Russian troops stormed Rubizhne and Severodonetsk but to no avail. They also shelled Novodruzhesk, the city is left without gas supply. Head of the Luhansk Military and Civil Administration Serhii Haidai said that 80% of the region is temporarily occupied.
In Zaporizhzhia, the Russian army resumed its offensive against Temyrivka. In Melitopol, Russians have already created a fourth military base. In Berdyansk, the invaders' authorities appointed a janitor as a "deputy mayor".
The press secretary of the Russian President Peskov reported Russia handed over a draft "peace agreement" to the Ukrainian side as part of the negotiation process and is waiting for Kyiv’s reaction. In response, Mykhailo Podoliak, Presidential Advisor, stated that public statements from Russia about the course of negotiations are not to be trusted.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby stated that Ukraine received the planes. The Ukrainian Air Force Command refuted this and reported the country only received spare parts and repair equipment.
82% of residents of 27 countries are convinced that the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine poses a threat to the entire world, and 61% believe that Russia is dangerous to their country. These are survey data from the international research company Ipsos.
91-year-old Vanda Obiedkova died in a basement in Mariupol, which is being attacked by Russian troops. She was also hiding in a Mariupol cellar during the Holocaust.
The US authorities may announce another package of military assistance to Ukraine for $800 million this week. The package will include more artillery and "tens of thousands of artillery ammunition". However, Joe Biden hasn't signed the document yet.
American drone developer AeroVironment will transfer 100 Quantix Recon drones to Ukraine. They can conduct accurate and rapid reconnaissance of remote and inaccessible areas, providing high-resolution images of terrain, greenery, and infrastructure. The drones can survey up to 1.6 square kilometres in a 45-minute flight with a single charge.
Officials in Putin's inner circle, as well as some Russian businessmen, are growing dissatisfied with Russia's decision to start a war. However, they do not believe that the Russian President will stop, writes Bloomberg.
As of the morning of April 20, the official number of children killed during the war remains 205. The number of injured kids increased to 373, according to the Prosecutor General's Office.
More than 5 million people left Ukraine because of the war. This is the largest refugee flow in Europe since World War II.
A page about ruscism (rashism) appeared on Wikipedia.
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The humanitarian corridor from Mariupol did not work: Russian militaries did not ensure a ceasefire and transport people to the place where Ukrainian buses were waiting, said Deputy Prime Minister Vereshchuk.
Deputy Commander of the Azov Regiment Sviatoslav Palamar said in a video message that the shelling of Azovstal in Mariupol does not stop. He called for civilians to leave the plant. According to him, people are currently unable to get out of the basements due to the shelling. He noted that Ukrainian fighters are not going to lay down their arms, but are calling for a regime of silence. "We call for the bodies of the dead to be collected so that civilians can safely leave the territory of Azovstal, stop the bombing and, in fact, not just saying about that," he said.
The situation in Mariupol is deteriorating, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. According to him, there are two ways to unblock Mariupol: the first is serious heavy armed assistance, which we are counting on, and by joint actions we can unblock Mariupol. So far, we do not have enough of this technique, just how to work in this direction. The second way is diplomatic, but "so far Russia does not agree." "We are ready for our people, both military and civilian, for any format of exchange," the president said.
After the Ukrainian troops withdrew from Kreminna, the number of occupied territories is 80%, said the head of the Luhansk regional administration Serhii Haidai.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed a detachment of mercenaries of the private military company "League" (formerly "Wagner") on the outskirts of Popasna in Luhansk region, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine said.
Russian troops have intensified the use of operational and tactical aircrafts and air reconnaissance in the Eastern Operational Zone and have had partial success in the Dibrovne district of Kharkiv region, the General Staff said.
Kharkiv graphic designer Oleksandra Anisimova depicts houses and silhouettes of people destroyed by the Russian army in everyday affairs: walking a dog on the street, taking a shower, traveling on the subway, coffee on the street.
Ukraine and the European Union will work closely together to investigate Russia's war crimes. This was announced by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky during a meeting in Kyiv with European Council President Charles Michel.
Wimbledon's oldest tennis tournament will be held without players from Russia and Belarus, the All-England Club, which is organizing the only grass helmet of the season, has officially announced. This is the first Grand Slam tournament that dared to eliminate Russians and Belarusians.
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Rescuers have cleared the rubble of all buildings in Borodianka, Kyiv region, destroyed during the fights with Russian troops. They managed to retrieve 41 bodies. According to the acting head of Borodianka village council Heorhii Yerko, 500 private houses and 8 apartment buildings are destroyed in the town.
The Security Service of Ukraine reported that a hidden warehouse was discovered in Kharkiv region with weapons bound for Russian military. The overall cost of the found equipment is $200,000,000. It was stolen from Ukrainian military arsenals and hidden in disguised premises and cars. 60 full tank engines, spare parts, and components for armoured vehicles, as well as 26 guided air-to-air missiles were handed over to the Ukrainian armed forces.
91-year-old Vanda Obiedkova has died in a cellar in Mariupol, which is currently being attacked by Russian troops. She was also hiding in a Mariupol cellar during the Holocaust. This was published on the Auschwitz-Birkenau Polish State Museum Twitter page. According to her daughter, Vanda died on April 4, and was buried in a local park. Later, her family managed to leave Mariupol.
A bomb squad successfully defused an aircraft bomb found in Irpin, reported Mayor Markushyn.
The number of Ukrainians who left the country after Russia's invasion, exceeded 5 million. This is the largest refugee flow in Europe since World War II. The corresponding report was published by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Office. 90% of refugees are women and children, as, under martial law, men of able age cannot leave the country.
The German authorities have decided not to disclose full information about the weapons they provided to help Ukraine to fight back the Russian aggression, said the German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, reports BBC. She added that Germany would help the Ukrainian Armed Forces to maintain advanced weapon systems, as well as train Ukrainian fighters to use them.
A paramedic of a small community in Luhansk region Svitlana Kolos, together with her father, managed to evacuate two ambulances from under the shelling, said the head of the Regional Administration Serhii Haidai.
Pseudo-referendums in the occupied territories of Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions aim to enable a forced "mobilization". According to the General Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence, the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation plans to send "mobilized" Ukrainians to the most intense frontline areas to storm the Ukrainian positions.
Up to 40% of the infrastructure in Marinka in Donbas, including buildings and educational institutions, has been destroyed. There is no electricity, water or gas supply, no mobile network, reported the head of the Marinka Military and Civil Administration Yurii Hryhulets. The General Staff official page announced on the evening of April 19 that the Ukrainian forces took back control of Marinka in the Donetsk region during a counterattack. According to Yurii Hryhulets, Russian troops tried to establish their positions on the outskirts of the city, however, later withdrew the troops.
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Russia has begun a "cleansing" among the leaders of the "LPR" - the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. In particular, the Russians repressed and deported to Russia the so-called "Minister of Internal Affairs" of the self-proclaimed "republic" Igor Kornet. "According to the information received, he was arrested by the FSB of Russia and he is currently being held in the FSB detention center in Rostov-on-Don," the statement said.
Ukrainian paratroopers shot down two Russian UAVs. "Air defense units shot down 2 Russian drones on duty -"Gorizont Air S-100" and "Orlan-10", - said the command of the assault troops.
A new icon has appeared in a Catholic church in Naples - now there is the "Madonna of Kyiv", an image of a woman feeding a baby in the subway while combats in Kyiv - Pastor Pavlo Levushkan.
82% of respondents in 27 countries consider Russia's war a risk to the whole world, according to a survey by the international research company Ipsos. 19,000 adults under the age of 75 took part in the survey between March 25 and April 3. In an average of 27 countries, 82% of respondents believe that the war in Ukraine poses a major or significant risk to the world at large; 61% say it is a danger to their country. The perception that one's own country faces significant risk is most common in Japan (87%), Poland (77%), South Korea (77%) and Sweden (75%).
Former British Ambassador to Ukraine Lee Turner told Sky News that a "protracted conflict" in Ukraine awaits the world, and it would be important for the West to continue supplying weapons to Kyiv. He stressed that "it is important to continue negotiations with Russia" and "try to leave the way open to prevent more deaths in this incredibly bloody war."
A video of Azovstal in Mariupol was published by the Strategic Communications and Information Security Centre of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy.
Ukraine did not receive military aircrafts from the United States and its allies, only additional parts and equipment to repair the air fleet, the Air Force Command said.
Thus, the Ukrainian Armed Forces refuted the statement of Pentagon spokesman John Kirby. The day before, at a briefing, Kirby said that Ukraine had received not only equipment to repair the air fleet, but also aircrafts. However, he did not provide any details or the number.
Ukrposhta has announced that it is finishing the sale of a stamp with the inscription "Russian Warship Go F…", which became extremely popular - half of the circulation was sold out in 5 days.
The maximum price of the stamp in Ukrainian post offices is UAH 44. (about $ 1.5), but, in particular, on ebay it is offered dozens, and sometimes hundreds of times more expensive.
An additional 100,000 stamps will be provided for online sales. The rest of the circulation will be used for official delegations, museum funds and philatelic season tickets.
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On April 20, Ukraine managed to agree in advance on a humanitarian corridor from Mariupol to Zaporizhia for women, children and the elderly - Deputy Prime Minister Vereshchuk.
Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, 205 children have died and more than 373 have been injured, the Prosecutor General's Office said.
During last night, the Russian military opened fire on residential buildings in Novodruzhesk, near Lysychansk - fires broke out, the gas pipeline was broken, said the head of the Luhansk region Gaidai. They also fired on the town of Hirske.
Over the past 24 hours, the Air Force destroyed a Russian fighter, helicopter, cruise missile and five drones - the Air Force Command.
Ten attacks by the Russian occupiers were repulsed in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions over the past 24 hours, twelve tanks were destroyed, twenty-eight armored and two units of armored vehicles, and one artillery system were destroyed. This was reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces.
In the Donetsk and Tavriya directions, the Russian occupiers continue to fire on the advanced positions of Ukrainian troops and look for weaknesses in defense.
The Russian army is trying to advance to advance into the village of Popasna. After attempts by the Russian occupiers in Rubizhne and Severodonetsk to storm the local hospital in Novoaydar, about 130 wounded Russian servicemen were taken.
Fighting continues in the areas of Kreminna, Torske and Zelena Dolyna.
The main efforts of the Russian army are focused on capturing the city of Mariupol, continuing the assault in the area of the Azovstal plant.
In Kharkiv region, the Russian occupiers tried to advance in the Izyum direction.
Due to heavy losses, the occupiers withdrew a battalion tactical group from Kharkiv region
Ukraine has received additional military aircraft from other countries, as well as spare parts for them - the Pentagon.
The IAEA announced the resumption of relations with the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The connection was lost on March 10, with Russian troops holding Chernobyl for five weeks before leaving on March 31. The IAEA informs about 15 operating reactors at four nuclear power plants in Ukraine: seven are currently connected to the grid, including two at the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhya NPP. Eight other reactors have been shut down for regular maintenance or are in reserve.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces recaptured Maryinka, the exchange of prisoners, the assault on Azovstal. War. Top news of April 19
The 55th day of full-scale war. The Ukrainian Armed Forces have wiped Russians out of Marinka, the Netherlands is giving Ukraine armored vehicles, Russian troops are bombing Azovstal in Mariupol, planning a pseudo-referendum in Kherson region, and unsuccessfully storming Izium. Suspilne collected the main news of the day.
The fifth exchange of prisoners of war took place. 60 servicemen, including 10 officers and 16 civilians, have returned to Ukraine.
Russia once again called on the defenders of Mariupol to surrender, and one of the leaders of the “DPR” — Eduard Basurin, announced the beginning of an assault on Azovstal plant with the use of "aviation and artillery" of the Russian Federation. Later, Pavlo Kyrylenko, the head of Donetsk Military-Civil Administration, reported an explosion at Azovstal, but assured that there was no mass damage of civilians or military personnel. Sviatoslav Palamar, deputy commander of the Azov Regiment, said that the plant was bombed "almost completely" and "a lot of people" are under the rubble.
The Wall Street Journal made a map of damaged buildings in Mariupol.
There are shellings in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Russian troops hit the center of Kramatorsk with a missile. The Ukrainian Armed Forces recaptured Maryinka.
The Russians stormed south of Izium, but the attempt was unsuccessful, and they retreated with losses. Also, Russian troops shelled Kharkiv again from multiple launch rocket systems — 21 people were wounded, three were killed. Derhachi community and Chuhuiv district also came under fire, and Russia is moving additional anti-aircraft missile divisions TOR air defense system to Kharkiv region.
There is intense combat in the east of Zaporizhzhia region, says the head of Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration Oleksandr Starukh. And the representative of the administration Ivan Arefyev, with reference to Ukrainian intelligence, said that yesterday riots of Russian servicemen began in Polohy district. Russian soldiers do not want to fight because they are not paid the promised money. Three rebels were killed. Residents of Rozivka community were forced by Russians to vote for joining so-called “DPR”.
In Kherson region, Russian militaries print ballots, letterheads, brochures, posters and booklets for holding a "referendum" on the creation of a pseudo-Republic of a so-called "KHNR". For this purpose, the occupants used printing house in Nova Kakhovka. At night, due to the fighting in Chornobayivka, 11 residential buildings were damaged. Also there are combats in the area of Oleksandrivka.
On the night of April 19, Russian troops shelled Mykolaiv. The power grid is damaged and should be repaired in two days.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the Russian Federation has started the next phase of the war and it is aimed at “liberating the "LPR" and "DPR". And Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at a meeting of the Department's board that the Russians "consistently implement the plan for the liberation" of the self-proclaimed "L/DPR", and the West is trying to "delay the course of the war as much as possible" and pushes Ukraine to fight to the “last Ukrainian”.
During the phone call with Volodymyr Zelensky, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said that he would send armored vehicles to Ukraine. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, US President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have said their countries will provide Ukraine with artillery.
The Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry reported that Russia was planning a military invasion of Belarus. Russia's first tank army was supposed to seize the country's territory after rigging the 2020 presidential election to quell the protests. Alexander Lukashenko was supposed to apply to the Russian Federation.
Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Russia, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have eliminated at least 24 representatives of the high command of the Russian army: 2 lieutenant generals, 6 major generals and 16 colonels.
As of the morning of April 19, at least 205 children were killed and 367 others were injured due to the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine.
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said that the country will not agree to the introduction of an embargo on Russian gas and oil and will not allow itself to be "dragged into war."
Due to Russia's full-scale war in Ukraine, the IMF has lowered its forecast for global economic growth-global GDP growth will fall twice. The International Monetary Fund expects the global economy to grow by 3.6% in 2022 and 2023. This is a sharp slowdown compared to 6.1% growth in 2021.
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The first target of the Russian troops was the Air Force, but the Ukrainian military successfully removed almost all equipment and people from the attack. Therefore, the Russian Federation does not control the Ukrainian sky, and Russian aviation is trying not to enter the area of Ukrainian air defense, said Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Hanna Malyar.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on Russia and Ukraine to announce a "four-day humanitarian pause" from Easter to Sunday.
In the Stoyanka district of Irpin, Kyiv region, a truck exploded on a mine, killing the driver. This was announced by Irpin Mayor Olexander Markusha. He urged not to rush to Irpin, as sappers have not yet had time to demine all areas.
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny has commented on the killing of his namesake Illya Navalny by Russian troops in Bucha. He did not know that they were distant relatives of his great-grandfather, but he considered it probable. "He is from the same village as my father. So, probably, we are really relatives, "the politician said. On April 18, the German newspaper Bild reported that the body of the local resident Illya Navalny, who had been shot dead by the Russian military, had been found in Bucha.
In the Kherson region, the Russian military is printing ballots and forms for voting in a "referendum" on the creation of another pseudo-republic “People's Republic of Kherson” and the recognition of the occupying power. The printing house in Nova Kakhovka was used for this purpose.
Residents of the Rozivska community of the Zaporizhzhia region were forced by occupiers to vote for joining the so-called Donetsk People's Republic, - said the head of the Polohy district administration Artur Krupsky.