Photos and videos from Uman strike, fire in Sevastopol, friction with Hungary
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● Russia murders Ukrainian civilians as they slept — video and photo essay
Russia attacked Ukraine with cruise missiles and UAVs overnight on April 28. NV has collected photos and videos of the aftermath.
● Ombudsman says Putin’s ‘deportation’ decree an attempt to ‘intimidate’ in people in occupied territories
A decree signed by Russian dictator Vladimir Putin on April 27 that allows for the forced displacement of residents of occupied territories in Ukraine who refuse to take Russian passports “is an attempt to intimidate and exert pressure on Ukrainians in areas occupied by Russia,” a Ukrainian official has said.
● Putin’s personal reactions to bad news might cause him to order missile strikes on Ukraine, says political scientist
The Russian military leadership might have decided to launch terrorist attacks on Ukrainian cities solely on the basis of Kremlin dictator Vladimir Putin’s personal reactions to events in recent weeks, Oleksiy Koshel, a political scientist, told Radio NV on April 28.
● Germany to produce 250,000 artillery shells for Ukraine, media report says
Germany plans to produce up to 250,000 155mm artillery shells for Ukraine, which is a quarter of the total amount of ammunition the EU countries intend to provide, German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported on April 28.
● Ukrainian pop group Antytila announces concert in Crimea, tickets already on sale
The well-known Ukrainian pop/rock group Antytila has announced it will be performing a concert in Crimea next year, with the corresponding poster being published on their official Instagram page on April 27.
● Fire in Sevastopol destroys over 10 tanks with fuel for Russian Black Sea Fleet — Ukrainian intelligence
A huge fire in Sevastopol in Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Crimea destroyed over 10 petroleum product tanks with a total capacity of 40,000 tons of fuel for the Russian Black Sea Fleet, the spokesperson of Ukrainian military’s Main Intelligence Directorate or HUR, Andriy Yusov, told RBC-Ukraine on April 29.
● Wagner Group having minimal impact on fighting in Ukraine – National Guard
The Wagner Group mercenary company has lost practically all influence on the course of fighting in Ukraine due to high losses and lack of reinforcements, spokesperson of the Chervona Kalyna National Guard Brigade Mykola Koval said on Ukrainian national television on April 30.
● Russia firing missiles at Ukraine made last fall or winter, Air Force says
The Russian military is now using missiles that were manufactured quite recently – last fall or winter – in their attacks against Ukraine, Ukrainian Air Force spokesperson Yuriy Ihnat said on Ukrainian national television on April 30.
● Ukrainian team to boycott Judo World Championship due to Russian soldiers’ participation
Ukraine’s national judo team says it will boycott the upcoming Judo World Championship in Qatar after the International Judo Federation ignored recommendations from the International Olympic Committee and allowed Russian athletes linked to the Russian army to take part in the tournament.
● Russians, fearing strikes on Kerch bridge in Crimea, scrambling to organize more ferry services – Chubarov
The Russian invaders are urgently organizing more ferry services between Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Crimea and Russia due to the vulnerability of the bridge across the Kerch Strait to Ukraine’s long-range precision weapons, Crimean Tatar leader Refat Chubarov wrote on Facebook on April 30.
● Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine dates back to 2020, claims political analyst
Russian dictator Vladimir Putin made the final decision to invade Ukraine in 2020, political analyst Ivan Preobrazhensky said in an interview with Radio NV on April 30.
● Russian strikes could cause electricity deficit this summer in Ukraine — Ukrenergo
A shortage of electricity may occur in Ukraine during the summer, said Ukrenergo board chair, Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, on national television on April 27.
● Hungary's foreign minister lashes out after Zelenskyy casts doubt on Budapest’s commitment to NATO
A war of words has erupted between Ukraine and Hungary, with Kyiv and Budapest trading barbed comments on Russia’s war on Ukraine and Hungary’s commitment to NATO principles.
● Ukrainian business will have to adjust to new rules once Ukraine joins EU, expert warns
After Ukraine becomes a member of the EU, Ukrainian companies will face a challenging adjustment period, founder of T.B. Fruit, Taras Barshchovsky, said in an interview with NV Business on April 27.
● Denmark confirms sighting of Russian vessel near Nord Stream explosion site
The Danish Armed Forces have confirmed they spotted a Russian ship carrying a mini-submarine close to the location of the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline explosions, Danish news outlet Information reported on April 27.
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