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.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in his interview with Bild am Sonntag states that he does not believe that he is slowing down the transfer of heavy weapons to Ukraine.
Not only Starlink. Two ambulatories in Borodyanka and Irpin received solar panels and energy-saving systems Tesla Powerwall from Elon Mask.
In the last 24 hours the occupants fired at the residential districts of cities and villages of the Luhansk region 19 times, the head of Luhansk RMA Serhiy Haidai informs. As a result, 12 more buildings became unfit for life.
The fighters of the "Sarmat" Regiment repulsed the offensive of the occupants in the Donetsk direction: a tank, fire means, and personnel of the enemy destroyed.
Twenty-five civilians left the besieged Azovstal plant. Among them are 19 adults and six children, a correspondent of the Russian newspaper RIA Novosti reported. No official announcements about the evacuation from Mariupol were made at this point.
The wives of Azov Regiment fighters who are located in besieged Mariupol showed photos from the Azovstal plant to Associated Press reporters. Ukrainian women call for the evacuation of their husbands.
Artillerymen of the 93rd Brigade "Kholodnyi Yar" told about how they fight and hide from the shelling of the invaders:
Morning Summary from the General Staff:
— Occupants are increasing their strike potential by transferring weapons and military equipment removed from storage by rail. In order to cover the air in four areas, the enemy deployed AAMS "Buk-2" and AAMS "Tor-M".
— In the directions of Izyum — Barvinkove and Izyum — Slovyansk the occupants have moved up to 300 units of weapons and military equipment, about 1,000 mobilized persons from the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas have arrived.
— In the Popasna direction the occupants carry out assault operations in the direction of Novotashkivske — Orikhove.
— In the Kyrakhove direction the enemy is trying to break through the defenses of the Armed Forces in the direction of Olenivka — Novomykhailivka with the support of artillery.
— In the Pivdennyy Buh direction the enemy conducts hostilities in order to reach the administrative borders of the Kherson region and create favorable conditions for the attack on Mykolayiv and Kryvyy Rih.
— There is a threat of missile strikes on infrastructure facilities throughout Ukraine from the territory of Belarus, as well as provocations on the specified section of the state border.
NBC News showed how military equipment is transported from the US Air Force base in Dover to Ukraine:
German Minister of Foreign Affairs Annalena Baerbock told Bild am Sonntag that a necessary condition for lasting peace in Ukraine and Europe is the withdrawal of all Russian soldiers from Kremlin-occupied Ukrainian territory.
The speaker of the Odesa Regional Military State Administration Serhiy Bratchuk told that local air defense works "very well", and called "the score" of the shot down Russian air targets: 7:0 for Odesa. He said it on the air of the national telethon.
The Ministry of Infrastructure has closed the seaports of Berdyansk, Mariupol, Skadovsk and Kherson until these territories are liberated from the Russian invaders.
In the south of Ukraine, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed the Repelent-1 electronic warfare station, 3 anti-aircraft guns, the Strela-10 anti-aircraft missile system, as well as a communications vehicle and 42 invaders.
Former US Navy serviceman Malcolm Nance joined the International Legion to fight in Ukraine against the Russian occupation army. In an interview with the BBC, he said that Ukraine would win this war.
A dog named Ray, like dozens of other animals, felt the weight of the war on himself. Together with his owner Valentina, they hid from air raids, mortars, and artillery shelling in a basement in Novoselivka near Chernihiv. The photo is provided by the "Pivnich" Operational Command.
The reinforcements that the Russian army is receiving in the Izyum direction are unlikely to help the occupants succeed in the fighting in the Donbas region. The Ukrainian military may launch a more active counterattack in the coming days, Institute for the Study of War informs.
The Ministry of Infrastructure is closing some seaports located in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine due to the lack of serviceability. Berdyansk, Mariupol, Skadovsk, and Kherson are closed until the resumption of control over these seaports, the Government portal informs.
According to locals, Russian occupants in Berdyansk go to newly abandoned apartments and houses to settle collaborators there — those self-proclaimed employees of the City Council, Zaporizhzhia RMA informs.
Evacuation train schedule from Ukrzalyznytsya on May 1:
→ 11:30 – 219/220 Zaporizhzhia-1 – Lviv,
→ 14:30 – 220/219 Lviv – Zaporizhzhia-1,
→ 16:30 – 234/233 Porkovsk – Chop,
→ 23:30 – 234/233 Chop – Dnipro.
The Commander-in-Chief Valeriy Zaluzhnyy following a conversation with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley states that the Ukrainian military "are giving up Soviet weapons and equipment and switching to NATO models", the General Staff of the AFU informs.
Prosecutor General's Office asks everyone who witnessed or fell victim to the war crimes of the Russian occupants on the territory of Ukraine to record and provide evidence.
President of Finnland Sauli Niinistö states that the result of his conversation with the NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is "to once again strongly support Finland's choice and shed light on NATO's agenda", Ilta-Sanomat informs.
On April 30 in temporarily occupied Kakhovka, the Kherson region, the Russian military kidnapped a 45-year-old teacher, a school principal Victor Pendalchuk, Kakhovka City Council informs on Facebook.
Russian invaders fired at the Chernihiv region with shells from the Second Chechen War. "Citizens of the Chechen Republic!" — this is how the leaflet from an agitation projectile begins, the one used by the Russian army to fire on Chernihiv and its outskirts. The photo was published by a blogger Anton Ptushkin on Facebook.
Russian occupants plan provocations in the Luhansk region — they may disguise themselves in the uniform of Ukrainian servicemen and discredit the Armed Forces. They also might strike unexpectedly at checkpoints under the guise of volunteers, the head of Luhansk RMA Serhiy Haidai informs.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken during his telephone conversation with the head of the MFA Dmytro Kuleba emphasized the support of the White House for Ukraine in its fight against Russian aggression. The allies discussed the matter of the return of American diplomats to Ukraine and a request to Congress for $ 33 billion in financial assistance, the US Department of State website informs.
The Main Directorate of Intelligence publishes names and personal data of Russian occupants who fight on the territory of Ukraine, including the personnel of the 291st Guards Motorized Rifle Regiment that commits war crimes in the Mariupol and Zaporizhzhia directions. The list of the names is provided here.
Mayor of Buryn, a settlement in the Sumy region, his deputy, and a deputy of the City Council received suspicion of cooperation with the Russian occupants and the material support of their armed troops. The suspects are detained, the Prosecutor General's Office informs.
Russia uses the troll factory to spread disinformation on social networks about the war in Ukraine and attacks on politicians in a number of countries, the MFA of Great Britain informs, according to Reuters.
Ukrainian fashion designer and a Sixtier from Bucha Lyubov Panchenko died at the age of 85 after the horrifying experience of Russian occupation, Bucha Mayor Anatoliy Fedoruk informs on Facebook.
This is how Russian occupants tortured and killed civilians in the villages of the Chernihiv region. Witnesses told about the war crimes of the occupants, showed the places where people were detained, tortured, and shot. The video is provided by the "Pivnich" Operational Command.
In the Kherson region Russian occupants abducted the headman of the Zmiivka village Mykola Kurivchak. The day before, the invaders conducted searches of private households. The information is provided by a deputy of Kherson Regional Council Ihor Yosypenko.
As of April 29 5 468 629 people have left Ukraine due to the full-scale invasion of Russia. The UN website informs that this data is provided by the authorities of the official border crossing points.
In Odesa occupants' missile strike destroyed the airport's runway, Press Secretary of Odesa RMA Serhiy Bratchuk. He emphasizes that the AAW of Odesa "works very well, and the score on enemy planes is 7:00 in favor of Odesa".
The Russian army is not achieving the desired effect from artillery and airstrikes on Ukrainian positions, and this slows down its offensive in the Donbas region, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby stated on his briefing.
Sirens interrupted our sleep! All the past is in two suitcases — and go!
Musicians of the Ukrainian band "Antytila" who now serve in the Ukrainian Army and defend their homeland recorded a song about the war in Ukraine with a British singer Ed Sheeran named 2Step.
The fragment of the song was published on the Internet.
The 66th day of heroic opposition to the Russian occupants. Video from the Ministry of Defence.
→ estimated losses of the enemy — 23 200 invaders;
→ the AFU continue to destroy the combat equipment of the Russian occupants;
→ another exchange of prisoners took place — 14 people returned home.
Sumy region revives after the retreat of the Russian occupants. There is an intention to make the region a center for the development of military and defense technologies, the head of Sumy RMA Dmytro Zyvytskyy states in his video address.
"We want to make the Sumy region a center for the development of military technology. A center for the development of defense technology, from the production of weapons directly to new scientific developments, to developments in the field of IT".
Russia publishes an "emergency issue" of the Transnistrian newspaper, which deals with terrorist attacks and the official appeal of the region's residents to Russian dictator Putin for help, the "Pivden" Operational Command, and Moldavian publication NewsMaker inform.
A photo of the "emergency issue" page available to the media reads a local appeal to Putin to "involve the Russian army" in Transnistria and reports of "bloody terrorist attacks on Transnistrians this May holidays."
Russian tanks shoot residential buildings in Mariupol. Azov Regiment shows a video and explains why civilians are forced to hide in the basements of the Azovstal plant.
On April 30 the AFU struck once more at the positions of the Russian occupants on the Zmiinyy island. Three anti-aircraft guns, the Strila-10 anti-aircraft missile system, and a server communication machine with telecommunication equipment were destroyed. The information is provided by the "Pivden" Operational Command.
Russian occupants collect additional forces for new attacks against Ukrainian soldiers in the East of the country. At the same time, Russians themselves suffer heavy losses, prepare new refrigerators for corpses, and bring less military equipment to the parade on May 9, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated in his evening video address.
"They have lost more than 23,000 soldiers in the battles of this senseless, for Russia, war. They still do not stop. We know that the Russian command is preparing for new heavy losses".
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in his video address tells about the plans of the Russian occupants to continue the offensive a d to drag more forces to Ukraine. He addresses the Russian soldiers and calls on them suggesting that it is better to stay in the RF than to die in Ukraine.
"Every Russian soldier can still save his life. It is better for you to survive in Russia than to die on our land".
On April 30 nine enemy air targets were shot, the Air Forces of the AFU informs. The air defense of the Ukrainian army destroyed two Su-25 attack aircrafts and seven UAVs. Occupant Su-25s were shot with Stinger portable anti-aircraft missile systems.
The head of the President's Office Andriy Yermak had a meeting with the chief adviser to the President of Turkey İbrahim Kalın. They discussed the situation on the frontline and security guarantees in Ukraine.
A Russian An-30 propeller-driven aircraft incurred in the Swedish airspace at night this past Friday. Swedish armed forces report that the plane was identified near Denmark’s Bornholm Island. Then it headed toward the Swedish territory.
The utter destruction of the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, where the Ukrainian defenders and townsfolk took shelter, is shown on the new satellite images from Maxar Technologies, a New York Times journalist wrote on Twitter.
In his evening address, Zelenskyy emphasized that “the Ukrainian flag will fly again everywhere it is legitimately supposed to be”.
Slovakia is preparing to give Ukraine its MiG-29 warplanes. The country has reached an agreement with Poland for Polish F-16 jets to patrol its skies to free up the Slovak fleet of Soviet-made fighters, NYT informs.
In a phone conversation with President Zalenskyy, Borish Johnson said that the UK will continue to provide military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine to ensure Putin fails.
I spoke to President @ZelenskyyUa earlier to set out how the UK will continue to provide military and humanitarian aid to give Ukrainians the equipment they need to defend themselves.— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) April 30, 2022
I'm more committed than ever to reinforcing Ukraine and ensuring Putin fails.