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02.05.2022, 02:00
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Early in the morning of February 24, 2022, Russia launched missile strikes on the territory of Ukraine and launched a direct full-scale invasion. Ukraine repulses the enemy. As of April 28, 2022, more than 22800 russian servicemen, thousands of units of military equipment (187 planes, 155 helicopters, 970 tanks, 2389 armored vehicles, 1688 machines, 582 artillery / rocket artillery systems, 8 ships and more) have been eliminated.

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The Western artillery sent to Ukraine will reshape the war with Russia, Washington Post reports, citing US officials and war analysts.

Russian and Ukrainian troops currently trade fire using similar artillery systems, some dating back to the Soviet era. The introduction of diverse Western artillery will speed up both sides’ tactical shift to the so-called counter-battery war, in which military forces identify the enemy artillery, pinpoint its location, and then attack. The analysts believe Ukraine will thus get substantial advantage.

Сравнение стоящей на вооружении России и Украины советской артиллерии и западных систем, которые передают Украине партнеры (Фото: Washington Post)


The start time for the evacuation from Mariupol tomorrow, 2 May, was pushed forward by one hour to 7 AM, Head of Donetsk Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko informs. The assembly point is unchanged—the Port City mall.


The US Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger has introduced a resolution to authorize the US President to send the US troops to Ukraine if Russia uses nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons against Ukrainian forces.


On 1 May, Ukrainian defenders from the East operative and tactical group fended off five attacks of the aggressor, destroying 57 enemy personnel and 26 Russian equipment.


The sources of the UK’s The Times in the Ukrainian intelligence believe that Russia has developed clear-cut plans for the invasion of Moldova.


Angelina Jolie visited the Harmoniia children’s education and rehabilitation centre in Boryslav, Lviv Region.

Photo: Harmoniia children’s education and rehabilitation centre


Ukraine will be granted access to LNG terminals in Poland and the Baltic countries, CEO of Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine Sergiy Makogon informs.

According to his information, a tanker ship with LNG for Poland will arrive at the Klaipėda terminal within days.


The Ukrainian troops have fended off 10 enemy attacks in Donbas today. The Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed 2 tanks, 17 artillery systems, 38 armoured equipment, and 10 motor vehicles of the invaders.


The driver of the evacuation bus that came under fire in Popasna is alive, Head of the Luhansk Regional State Administration Serhii Haidai informs. The Russian troops took him captive and forced him to participate in their propaganda efforts.


The occupiers keep shelling the Kharkiv Region: today, their target was Kharkiv’s residential quarters, specifically Saltivka. Also, they shelled Bohodukhiv, Zolochiv, and Mala Danylivka, Head of the Kharkiv Region Oleh Synehubov informs. Three people were killed, and eight civilians were injured as a result of the shelling.

The situation was the tensest in the Izyum direction, where the enemy kept trying to advance. Owing to the effective actions of our defenders, the Russians’ attempts were vain—the invaders suffered heavy losses in personnel and equipment again. Besides, the aggressor shelled the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near Udy and Prudianka and suffered heavy casualties near the village of Staryi Saltiv.


The Russian forces opened fire on Azovstal from all kinds of weapons again as soon as the evacuation of a part of civilians was completed, Commander of the 12th Operational Brigade of the National Guard of Ukraine Denys Shleha, who is currently in Mariupol, said during on the air of the national news marathon.


German Chancellor Olaf Scholz criticized the pacifist view on the war in Ukraine while speaking at the 1 May rally in Düsseldorf.

He said he respected pacifism of any kind, “but Ukrainian citizens will find it cynical if they are told to defend from Russian aggression without weapons”. Also, Scholz promised to continue supporting Ukraine with money and arms.


State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reports the number of people entering Ukraine via the western border has increased to 40,000, reaching a peak since the beginning of Russia’s full-on invasion of Ukraine.

The number of people leaving the country has remained at yesterday’s 38,000, falling below the inbound count for the first time since 24 April.


The Azov Regiment has shared a unique video of the current civilian evacuation operation in Mariupol.


The Armed Forces of Ukraine have vanquished a battalion tactical group of the Russian troops and destroyed its command HQ.

Video: Radio Svoboda


Zelenskyy: “The installations that Russia targets once again prove that the war against Ukraine is an extermination war for the Russian army. They struck at our agricultural companies’ warehouses. They destroyed a grain warehouse. They opened fire on a train carrying fertilizers. They continue shelling the residential quarters in the Kharkiv Region, Donbas, and such.

They are building up forces in the south of our country to launch an attack on the Ukrainian cities and communities in the Dnipropetrovsk Region.


“We have had almost a four-hour-long very substantive meeting with Mrs Pelosi, and a multi-aspect one at that, as the saying goes. Specifically, we discussed defence procurements, macrofinancial assistance, and political interaction with the United States of America,” Zelenskyy said.


Zelenskyy: Provision of such relief corridors is still among the elements of the negotiation process. And this process is complicated. However, despite all odds, we managed to save over 350,000 people from the areas of hostilities.


President Zelenskyy’s latest address:

“Hopefully, tomorrow all the conditions will be met to continue the evacuation of people from Mariupol. We are planning to start at 8 AM.”


As of 1 May, about 835 localities with about 697,200 households have no electricity. The worst situation with electricity supply is currently seen in the Donetsk, Kharkiv, and Luhansk regions.

Also, gas supply was disrupted to 208,000 households, with the Zaporizhzhia, Kyiv, Chernihiv, Mykolaiv, and Kharkiv regions suffering the most.


Tomorrow, 2 May, bus routes from Kyiv to Hostomel, Lubianka, and Shybeno will be relaunched, the Office of the President of Ukraine informs.


The Ministry of Internal Affairs cannot yet confirm the information about the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov suffering an injury under Izyum, Advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs Viktor Andrusiv said during the national news marathon:

“We have verified that he was there, near Izyum, but cannot say for sure if he was injured. Besides, we already have some proofs that he, in fact, wasn’t.”


Poland is willing to become one of the guarantors of Ukraine’s safety but won’t support any treaty, under which Ukraine would have to give up even a part of its territory, Foreign Policy Advisor to the President of Poland Jakub Kumoch said.

He also added that Poland wants Russia to be utterly defeated, because any other outcome would lead to another war.


Germany is ready to entirely block Russian oil imports by the end-summer of 2022.

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