The Kremlin refused to consider the evacuation from Azovstal a topic for negotiations. Insert outlined his position: “Civilians can leave, the military must lay down their arms and also leave,” the presidential press secretary recalled. Visit to Moscow of the UN Secretary General António Guterres failed to contribute to resolving the issue around the Mariupol trap in the interests of Kyiv.
Warsaw’s plans to “cut” to its territory several western regions of Ukraine, including Lviv, have been confirmed. According to the SVR, we are essentially talking about a repeat of the deal of the First World War. Already in May, the transfer of troops to the north and east of Poland under the guise of exercises will begin. The scenario could lead to the division of Ukraine with the participation of other Eastern European countries.
On the gas front, Moscow is gradually winning. Following Hungary, Austria agreed to pay in rubles. Ten European gas buyers have already opened ruble
accounts in Gazprombank. Years of chaos and ruin are predicted by the obstinate Bulgaria, and Poland, which officially stopped buying Russian gas, was caught buying it from Germany.
13.20 Two people (men born in 1974 and 1980) were injured as a result of artillery shelling of the city of Pervomaisk in the LPR by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
13.10 European countries need to learn a lesson from what is happening in Ukraine and understand that the real parties to the conflict there were not Moscow and Kyiv, but Russia and the United States represented by NATO – official representative of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Zhao Lijian.
13.05 Belarus and Russia have sufficient resources and technology to withstand Western sanctions pressure – Lukashenka.
13.00 The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation began investigating the activities of Canadian military instructors in Ukraine.
12.55 Militants blocked at Azovstal do not attempt to break through – Basurin.
12.50 The Russian military delivered a cargo of humanitarian aid to the residents of the city of Dniprorudny and to kindergartens in Melitopol, Zaporozhye region of Ukraine – the Kherson and Zaporozhye 24 TV channel, which is part of the Krym television and radio company.
12.45 Lukashenka May 9 will arrive in Moscow for the Victory Parade.
12.40 About 24.5 thousand Ukrainians have arrived in Belarus since the beginning of the Russian special operation.
12.35 Transnational capital received huge profits due to the Ukrainian crisis, therefore it will push the country to an even greater escalation of the conflict – sociology professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara (USA) William I. Robinson.
12.30 The Armed Forces of Ukraine fired at 4 settlements in the DPR, including Donetsk, from the “Grad”, firing 23 shells and 8 grenades – a representative office in the JCCC.
12.25 The Basmanny Court of Moscow arrested in absentia the commander of the 19th separate missile brigade of the Ukrainian troops, Colonel Fedor Yaroshevich on the fact of a strike on the railway station in Kramatorsk, where at least 50 people were killed.
12.20 The euro on the Moscow Exchange fell to 74.15 rubles for the first time since March 2020.
12.15 The Armed Forces of Ukraine fired at the border checkpoint in the settlement. Belaya Berezka, Bryansk region, no one was injured, water and electricity networks were damaged – governor.
12.10 The Russian military used a submarine in the Black Sea to strike at the facilities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Ukraine – Russian Defense Ministry (video).
12.05 Indonesian President Claims Putin Plans to Attend G20 Summit – Bloomberg.
12.00 The parliament of the Gagauz autonomy of Moldova adopted in two readings a law allowing the St. George Ribbon – press service.
11.55 The dollar on the Moscow exchange is cheaper than 71 rubles, for the first time since November 11, 2021.
11.50 The number of internally displaced persons from Ukraine and Donbass who crossed the border with Russia since the start of the military operation amounted to 1 million 43 thousand people, including 187 thousand children – TASS.
11.45 Vice Prime Minister of Moldova Serebryan stated that he sees no reason to believe that Transnistria is in danger or that the region could be involved in hostilities.
11.40 The State Duma proposed to the head of the Ministry of Labor of the Russian Federation Anton Kotyakov to increase the amount of the tax deduction for war veterans from 500 rubles to 15 thousand rubles.
11.35 DPR forces liberated and established control over 173 settlements – Republican Defense Headquarters.
11.30 The humanitarian corridor for the exit of civilians in Mariupol has been operating since March 26, the press service of the NM DPR department said, commenting on a Reuters publication about Kyiv preparing to evacuate people from the territory of the Azovstal plant.
11.20 A woman and a child died from injuries received on April 28 as a result of shelling of the city of Makeevka by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Also damaged were 15 apartment buildings, 8 public facilities and 19 cars.
11.15 At 10.53 a.m., the Armed Forces of Ukraine fired 5 shells with a caliber of 122 mm in the Petrovsky district of Donetsk – the representative office of the DPR in the JCCC.
11.10 Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation: Russian air defense destroyed 13 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles, including Bayraktar-TB2 on the Russian-Ukrainian border in the Novovodiannoye region, and a rocket was shot down from the Ukrainian Smerch multiple launch rocket launcher near the village of Kamenka.
11.05 Losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the zone of responsibility of the People’s Militia of the LPR over the past day amounted to 15 people – official representative Filiponenko.
11.00 The armed forces of the Russian Federation with sea-based missiles “Caliber” destroyed three traction electrical substations in the areas of the railway junctions of Fastov, Krasnoselka and
Full – Konashenkov.
10.55 NM DPR: over the past day, our servicemen destroyed 52 Ukrainian nationalists, 2 firing positions of 122-mm D-30 howitzers, 1 infantry fighting vehicle, 1 armored personnel carrier and 2 cargo vehicles. 1 armored personnel carrier and 1 cargo vehicle were captured.
10.50 The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation: near Gorokhovsky in the Nikolaev region, a launcher with a combat crew of the Ukrainian Tochka-U missile system was destroyed, from which yesterday a strike was struck on residential areas of Kherson.
10.45 am Adviser to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine: the tension is taking its toll, and many of the fighters who were especially hesitant began to bombard their relatives with messages like “everything is lost” too much.
10.40 The Russian Aerospace Forces with high-precision long-range weapons destroyed the production buildings of the Artem rocket and space industry enterprise in Kyiv – the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
10.30 Against the background of the incidents in Transnistria, the EU expressed solidarity with Moldova and declared its support for sovereignty and territorial integrity.
10.20 Head of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov:
I have no doubt that a significant part of the weapons that Kyiv is stuffed with will eventually end up in the hands of our liberators as trophies. And they will smash the Ukrainian Nazis with these weapons, returning the concept of Lend-Lease to its original historical meaning.
10.15 Gazprom regularly supplies gas for transit through Ukraine – 65.4 million cubic meters.
10.10 The Israeli Foreign Ministry called on fellow citizens to leave Pridnestrovie, and those who are planning trips there to cancel them.
10.05 Head of unrecognized Transnistria Krasnoselsky discussed security issues with representatives of the Moldovan authorities – RIA Novosti.
10.00 Moldova offered to send first military aid in the form of sappers to Ukraine, said the President of the Republic Maya Sandu.
9.55 Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation opened a criminal case against the commander of the 24th separate mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Colonel Postupalsky for the massive shelling of civilian infrastructure in the LPR on April 27-28 (3 dead, 8 wounded).
9.50 A 33-year-old man died as a result of the shelling of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Petrovsky district. Another 27-year-old resident was wounded – DPR JCCC.
9.45 The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation showed video footage of the combat work of tank crews and artillery crews that strike at fortified positions, armored vehicles and manpower of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
9.40 Maria Zakharova: Further provoking Ukraine to strike Russian targets will necessarily lead to a harsh response from Russia, and advisers from Western countries located in Ukrainian decision-making centers “will not necessarily be a problem for Russia’s response.”
9.35 Ukrainian Armed Forces at 8.00 fired mortars at the checkpoint in the village of Krupets, Rylsky district, Kursk region, the firing points of our border guards and military were suppressed by return fire, there were no casualties and destruction – the governor of the region Roman Starovoit.
9.30 Ukrainian authorities stopped paying pensions and salaries to state employees in the Kherson region – ex-deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Zhuravko.
9.20 Flight restriction regime at 11 Russian airports extended until May 7 – Rosaviatsia
9.00 The House of Representatives of the US Congress approved a lend-lease bill for Ukraine, which will simplify the supply of military aid to it. The document has been sent to the President for signing. Joe Biden.
8.50 Leader of the German “Alternative for Germany” Tino Krupalla:
As the next month – May – approaches, it becomes clear that the German importer Uniper will have to pay for gas in rubles with the next bill. There is currently talk that Uniper will make its payments to Gazprom in euros to an account in Russia. This is intended to satisfy both Russian demands and the sanctions regime.
8.40 The Mariupol port will soon be fully operational, in May it is planned to carry out the first shipment – Pushilin.
8.30 Speaker of the State Duma Volodin on the decision of the House of Representatives of the US Congress on Lend-Lease for Kyiv:
Lend-lease is a commodity loan, and not cheap: for all the ammunition, equipment and food supplied by the United States, many future generations of Ukrainian citizens will pay. Zelensky driving the country into debt.
7.50 Photo exhibition “Why did the special operation in Ukraine begin. Donbass 2014-2015” opened at the Russian House in Beirut.
7.30 The Investigative Committee of Russia will check information that Ukrainian troops are preparing a provocation in the city of Liman in the DPR, as well as information that they are holding
as a human shield for civilians.
6.00 The family of a 22-year-old mercenary from the United States Willy Cansela reported his death in Ukraine – CNN.
4.00 Representatives of creative professions who speak negatively about the president, Russia and its citizens, who have dual citizenship and permanently reside abroad,
should be included in the register of foreign agents and deprived of the opportunity to engage in creative activities in Russia, the head of the State Duma Committee on Culture believes Elena Yampolskaya.
2.00 Ramzan Kadyrov on Russian-Ukrainian relations:
We have known similar scenarios since the beginning of the 1990s… Only a strong and far-sighted leader, the first President of the Chechen Republic, a Hero of Russia, managed to save us from total annihilation. Akhmat-Khadji Kadyrov. Thanks to him and Russian President Vladimir Putin, we managed to get out of the military meat grinder, which was twisted by a sinister transatlantic hand. It is precisely such a leader that Ukraine lacks now. And I am sincerely surprised that among the population of 44 million there is not a single worthy candidate who would not allow the West and Europe to use the Ukrainian people as cannon fodder against Russia. I hope that the Ukrainians will come to their senses and return control of the state into their own hands. If not, then the President of Russia will fulfill this mission, and we will fully support him in this noble cause.