Murderous Russian missile salvo, Central Bank optimistic, Shmyhal in Rome

28 April, 03:42 PM

Your slice of the headlines in Ukraine. Daily. Friday, April 28, 2023.

●      Russian military targets sleeping children in barbaric missile attack onUkraine

In Russia’s grotesque and indiscriminate desire to punish the Ukrainian population, it is often the most vulnerable that pay the price. Victims killed in Uman, Dnipro.

●      Russia’s ‘Butcher of Mariupol’ first to go in reported major Defense Ministry purge

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The ‘Butcher of Mariupol, the Russian war criminal responsible for the three-month siege of Mariupol, namely Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev, has been fired from the Deputy Defense Minister’s post, pro-war Russian Telegram channels reported on April 27.

●      Black Sea won’t be safe for at least 20 years dueto Russia’s actions, top admiral says

The Black Sea will not be considered safe for at least another 20 years due to Russia’s actions, the Ukrainian Naval Forces reported on Facebook on April 26, citing the navy’s top commander, Rear Admiral Oleksiy Neizhpapa.

●      Ukraine’s central bank forecasts remarkable economic turnaround in Ukraine in2023

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has improved its economic growth forecast for 2023, from 0.3% to 2.0%, in view of the rapid recovery of the energy system and loose fiscal policy, the NBU’s press service reported on April 27.

●      Russia attacks Mykolaiv with Kalibr missiles: one person killed, atleast 23 wounded

One person is dead and at least 23 are injured, including a child, after Russian forces attacked the city of Mykolaiv with Kalibr missiles in the early hours of April 27, South Operational Command spokesperson, Vladyslav Nazarov, reported on Telegram.

●      Russia can finance war in Ukraine for another year despite sanctions

According to the recent leaks of classified documents, U.S. intelligence believes that Russia can finance the war in Ukraine for at least another year, even under current harsh sanctions, The Washington Post reported on April 26.

●      Panicking, but not yet fleeing — Melitopol Mayor on Russian moves inoccupied city

Russian occupation forces have not left temporarily occupied Melitopol and locals, in fact, report the arrival of new Russian units every day, said Mayor Ivan Fedorov on national television on April 27.

●      Ukrainian PM visits Rome, focused on EU integration and financial aid

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has arrived in Rome to meet with Italian PM Giorgia Meloni and President Sergio Mattarella, and to participate in a bilateral conference on Ukraine’s post-war reconstruction, Italian news agency ANSA reported on April 26.

●      Ukraine has received 98% of weapons needed for counteroffensive, US general says

Ukraine’s Armed Forces have received nearly all the military equipment they need for a successful counteroffensive, Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Gen. Christopher Cavoli, said during a U.S. House Armed Services Committee hearing on April 26.

●      IRC in Poland launches new social campaign for Ukrainian refugees

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has launched a new campaign Know Your Rights, aimed at informing Ukrainian refugees in Poland of their employment rights, the agency reported on April 26.

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