The Kremlin says it welcomes the phone call between Zelensky and Xi Jinping. But he does it his way. “We are ready to welcome anything that can bring an end to the conflict in Ukraine closer to Russia achieving all predetermined goals,” Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said yesterday, another sign that Moscow has no intention of giving up territory. That his forces occupied in Ukraine. And the quick response with which Peskov confirmed that Putin and Xi Jinping did not discuss at their meeting in Moscow last month the restoration of Ukraine’s full sovereignty over its territory with regard to the 1991 borders, also seems to indicate this trend. Meanwhile, Moscow describes rumors of a failed attack on Putin on April 23 by Kiev’s intelligence services using a kamikaze drone as “framework”.
In the field there is a 120-kilometer trench crossing the Zaporizhia region to the Crimea “gate” and sandbag defensive positions on the roofs of the nuclear power plant. And so, according to some satellite images broadcast by the Ukrainian media, Russia is preparing a counterattack in Kiev. In Mykolaiv, a Russian missile attack left one dead and 23 wounded, including a child.
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There are ten dead in Uman, including a child
The death toll from the Russian attack on Uman in central Ukraine, where a residential building was hit by a missile, has risen to nine, including a child. 17 people were injured, and three children were saved during the rescue operation.
Zelensky on the Russian attack: “It brings them closer to defeat”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky condemned the Russian attack that hit Kiev and other cities with missiles and drones in the past few hours, killing 4 in Uman and 2 in Dnipro. “Last night, the enemy attacked Ukraine again with missiles and drones. Terrorists hit infrastructure and civilians – reads the profile of the leader on Telegram – every attack like this, every evil act against our country and our people, brings the terrorist state closer to defeat and punishment, and not vice versa, as they believe. Residential buildings in Uman He again called on the international community to respond “in the right way”.
Kiev shot down 21 missiles and two Russian drones during the night
Ukraine’s air force said it shot down 21 cruise missiles and two drones in a wave of Russian attacks on Kiev and other cities in the country overnight. “On April 28, 2023, at around 4 am, Russian invaders attacked Ukraine from a Tu-95 strategic aircraft from the Caspian Sea region. Anti-aircraft missile units of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in cooperation with the air defense systems of other components of the Defense Forces, destroyed 21 of the 23 Kh-101 / Kh-555 cruise missiles, as well as two. UAVs at the tactical operational level,” the Air Force wrote on Telegram.
The death toll from Russian missile attacks in Ukraine has risen to eight
The death toll from the missile attacks launched by the Russian army on Ukraine at dawn today has risen to eight. At least 6 people were killed in the town of Uman, 200 km from the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. Here, two cruise missiles hit a nine-story apartment building, which also injured 17 people. Among the dead was a 75-year-old woman who was in her apartment in a nearby building and suffered internal bleeding from the shock wave from the blast. Three children were rescued from the rubble. The six killed in Uman were joined by a 31-year-old woman and her two-year-old daughter who were killed in bombings in the city of Dnipro.
Zelensky, Russia will respond to the attacks and the dead. We will not forget and will not shirk responsibility
how. “This Russian terrorism should have a fair response from Ukraine and the world. And he will get it. Every such attack and every evil act against our country and people brings the terrorist state closer to failure and revenge, and not vice versa as they think. We will not forget any crime and we will not allow any occupier to evade responsibility.” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wrote in Telegram, commenting on the attacks that struck Ukrainian cities tonight, killing at least six people.
3 people were killed in Russian missile strikes on a building in central Ukraine. Kyiv: eight civilians were wounded
Andriy Yermak, head of the presidential office, said on Wednesday that a Russian missile hit a nine-storey residential building this morning, killing three civilians and injuring eight others in Uman, Cherkassy region, central Ukraine. “This morning, the invaders attacked the Cherkassy region with cruise missiles in Uman,” Yermak said. In photos and videos posted online, the building is seen on fire and badly damaged.
Devastation by Russian missiles on central Ukraine, at least five dead. Affected Kyiv, Dnipro, Uman
Russia fired more than a dozen missiles at Kiev and other parts of Ukraine at dawn today. Officials said at least five people were killed and a building was damaged in Uman, central Ukraine. The first attack on Kiev in two months, sirens rush. The Kiev city administration reported that the Ukrainian Air Force intercepted 11 cruise missiles and two unmanned aerial vehicles over Kiev.
Kiev: “A Russian soldier objected to cutting the throats of prisoners”
In a phone call intercepted by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), a Russian soldier confesses to repeatedly killing Ukrainian prisoners of war by butchering them after interrogation. Sbu himself reported on Telegram, which was reported by the Kyiv Independent. The Russian soldier identified by the Ukrainian 007s as Yevgeny Suchko, from the Russian Novgorod region, was born in 1995. He was drafted in the fall of 2022 and has been in Kharkiv Oblast since, Ukrainian intelligence continues to claim. In the interception, the Russian soldier also explains how to slit a person’s throat, adding that he has done it “enough” times. The SBU adds on Telegram that it will “make sure that this war criminal and every other war criminal in the Russian Federation is held accountable”. In recent weeks, a video has been circulating showing the beheading of a Ukrainian soldier. Ukraine’s Commissioner for Human Rights Dmytro Lubinets told Ukraineska Pravda on April 17 that his office had received “dozens” of videos allegedly executing Ukrainian prisoners of war by the Russian military.
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