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.
Macron during a phone conversation with Zelensky promised to increase military and humanitarian support to Kyiv, BFMTV reported citing sources
Latvia gave Kyiv 11 modern passenger buses, as well as humanitarian aid. Among which was a jar of coins from a 5-year-old boy - he gave all his savings to Ukrainians.
Here is a documentary about life in the besieged Mariupol. The life of Mariupol residents in the vault of the Maritime Lyceum was filmed by the chief cameraman of Mariupol TV, Alexander Ratushny, where he lived with his family.
A monument to Pushkin was dismantled in Chernihiv:
Former Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė also noted that there is no hope for the Russian population to rise up and overthrow the dictator. This is an example of illusions and naivety of Western politicians. According to Delfi, the former president said this when asked by a journalist what the West should do to overthrow Vladimir Putin.
World War III is already happened, Russia must be stopped on the battlefield. This opinion was expressed by former Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, writes Delfi. She stressed that this was a war not only with Ukraine, but also against the entire democratic world and the security architecture established after World War II.
Police in Odessa have detained saboteurs who were preparing provocations for the anniversary of the tragic events of 2 May. Law enforcers found weapons, banned Communist symbols, manuals with instructions on conspiracy and surveillance measures, as well as propaganda books.
Seven people injured after Russian shelling of a residential area in Dobropillya, Donetsk Region. Among the injured are three children, six houses and one non-residential premises were damaged, the head of the Donetsk Regional Administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, wrote.
Damaged 16-storey building in Kharkiv. The slabs of the house completely blocked the entranceway:
Video of Bayraktar hit a Russian S-300 with full ammunition.
Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) has temporarily suspended the sale of e-tickets for trains due to urgent technical work. Online support and hotline services have also been suspended.
The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) in occupied Crimea is rounding up Crimean Tatars at "representatives' conventions" to imitate Crimean Tatars' support for "Putin's policy and a special military operation". A Ukrainian Member of Parliament and head of the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Refat Chubarov, has said that the Russian special services will once again try to deceive the world about the loyalty of Crimean Tatars to Russia.
In Energodar, Zaporizhia region, the occupants put Russian roubles in circulation. Shops with goods from Belarus, Crimea and the Russian Federation have been opened in the city, Enerhoatom's press service reported. Locals are forced to buy products in rubles because they have almost no hryvnias left.
The Russian army has significantly used up its stockpile of high-precision missiles, and now the occupiers have a problem, Financial Times reports citing US sources. Allied sanctions and the inability of Russian industrial lines to quickly switch to production under the new conditions have led to a shortage of this type of weaponry.
In Lithuania, activists in the Kretinga district planted a Ukrainian flag on a Soviet IS-2 tank to protest against Russian aggression.
A competition has been launched in Vasylkiv, Kyiv Region, to design a monument to the ceramic cockerel, which has become a symbol of the indestructibility of Ukrainians in the war against Russia. The design, vision and approximate cost are asked to be sent to: [email protected]
It is planned to build 2,000 flats for internally displaced persons in Ternopil Region. To this end, 2.4 billion hryvnyas will be earmarked in the region's special fund. These flats will then be given to combatants and medics on the waiting list, the head of the Ternopil Regional Administration announced.
A bird's eye view of Chernihiv destroyed by Russian occupiers
The Office of President of Ukraine has warned Martians that they may be the next target of Russian occupiers who want to "liberate" the Red Planet from them, as Ukrainians are now being treated in Ukraine. Mykhaylo Podolyak, adviser to the OP's head, said such an ironic parallel in response to the statements from Moscow.
A crossing over the Irpen river on the M-07 Kiev - Kovel - Yagodin road has been resumed in the Kyiv region. The restoration work lasted for a fortnight, and traffic to the capital from Hostomel, Bucha and Borodyanka is now open, deputy Minister of Infrustructure Mustafa Nayem announced.
The United States is preparing to take away Putin's top scientists and cutting-edge specialists by waiving some visa requirements for highly educated Russians who want to come to the United States. Bloomberg writes this, citing people in the Biden administration familiar with the situation.
Russian occupiers have found several containers with Ukrainian soldiers' uniforms. It is not ruled out that provocations will follow, Serhiy Gaidai, head of the Luhansk Regional Administration, reported.
Another intercepted conversation. The invaders are panicking at one mention of Chornobayivka - the Security Service of Ukraine.
In Kharkiv, the Russians shelled a hospital and residential buildings - State Emergency Service of Ukraine.
Adviser to the Mayor of Mariupol Petro Andryushchenko: the city may be threatened by an epidemic - from dysentery to cholera and plague.
As a result of the Russian shelling in Luhansk oblast, 24 objects of civil infrastructure were damaged during the past 24 hours: in Sievierodonetsk - 3 apartment buildings and 2 schools, in Lysychansk - a gas pipeline, in the towns of Rubizhne and Novodruzhesk and the village Orikhove - 18 private houses.
Advisor to the chief of the president’s office Mykhailo Podoliak: Russians show absolute closedness, unwillingness to talk and make at least some concessions in terms of the humanistic view. For them, it's symbolic to destroy Mariupol and "Azov".
The Russian army stroke with a missile farm warehouses near the Dnipro, damaging two empty hangars - the head of the Regional Military State Administration Valentyn Reznichenko.
A temporary bridge was opened in the Kyiv oblast, connecting the capital with Hostomel, Irpin, Bucha and Vorzel.
Rubizhne and Novodruzhesk, Russians shelled houses, fires broke out. During the day, the enemy destroyed more than 15 houses in Hirske and Orikhovo - State Emergency Service of Ukraine.
The Russians reported another shelling of the Bryansk region, allegedly done by Ukraine. According to governor Alexander Bogomaz, the Russian air defense detected an aircraft of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He was allegedly denied entry to the territory of the Russian Federation, while two shells hit the village of Zhecha, according to Russian propaganda media RIA Novosti and TASS.
Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine: The Russians have almost exhausted the resource for forced mobilization in the occupied districts of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. Medical examinations of mobilized personnel have been suspended there since April 20 in order to fulfill the established plans for the supply of manpower. Official explanation: "due to lack of specialists". Even those with disabilities are mobilized.
The parade on May 9 in Moscow will have less military equipment and servicemen than last year - the BBC.
The Mariupol City Council has shown how Azovstal looks like today: more than 1,000 civilians and 600 wounded in a military hospital are waiting to be rescued.
National Police: During the past 24hrs, Russians have shelled 12 settlements and destroyed 36 civilian objects in the Donetsk oblast. The enemy shelled civilians from aircraft, MLRS “Grad”, tanks, and heavy artillery. There are casualties, including one child.
The Ministry of Digital Transformation decided to leave outdated COVID immunity passports in Diia app because of the war.
Operational-tactical group "East": Ukrainian artillery inflicted damage on Russian howitzers "Msta-B".
The air defense forces that protect Odesa have received new air defense systems.
During the day explosive technician of the State Emergency Service neutralized 3,118 explosive devices, including an aerial bomb.
The number of losses of enemy personnel exceeded 23,000:
As of April 30, 219 children had been killed and 398 wounded in the full-scale war - the Prosecutor General's Office.
Mykola Lukashchuk, the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council: The Russians shelled the outskirts of Velyka Kostromka in the Kryvyi Rih district. They hit the fields, no people were injured.
One of the villages in the Synelnykove district bordering Zaporizhzhia and Donetsk oblasts was also shelled. Information on the destruction and casualties is being clarified.
The "list of extremists and terrorists" compiled by the Russian Financial Monitoring Service has begun to include Ukrainian citizens living in the temporarily occupied territories.
In the Izyum direction, the National Guard and artillerymen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed more than 30 units of Russian equipment. These are tanks, armored personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles and multi-purpose armored tracked vehicles - Suspilne informs.
British intelligence: Russia hopes to rectify issues that have previously constrained its invasion by geographically concentrating combat power, shortening supply lines and simplifying command and control; many of the units that retreated from the northeast have weakened morale; a lack of unit-level skills and inconsistent air support have left Russia unable to fully leverage its combat mass, despite localised improvements.
Russian sabotage and reconnaissance group shot up two evacuation buses in Popasna. The contact with the drivers is lost - Mykola Khanatov, the head of the Popasna Town Military State Administration.
Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko: Russia showed the UN its "middle finger" by shelling the center of Kyiv after President Zelensky's meeting with the UN Secretary General.
Over the past four days, NATO fighter jets stationed near the Black and Baltic Seas conducted flights several times to track and intercept Russian aircraft.