War in Ukraine: new attacks, new fears

Status: 01/05/2022 09:26

Ukraine expects increasing military pressure in the east of the country. President Zelensky appealed to Russian soldiers. According to their own statements, Ukrainian troops shot down fighter jets and drones.

According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Russia is strengthening its armed forces in the east of the country. “Russia is gathering additional forces for further attacks against our military in the east of the country,” Zelenskyy said in his usual video address. Russia is trying to increase military pressure in the Donbass. He appealed to the Russian army: “Any Russian soldier can still save his life. It is better for you to survive in Russia than to die in our country.

According to the Unian agency, Ukrainian presidential adviser Oleksiy Arestovych reported that no movement of troops from Russia to Ukraine has been observed for four days. On the other hand, “a large number of broken, injured and dead materials” will be brought back to Russia.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian authorities are reporting new Russian missile attacks against targets in southern and eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine: Russian fighter jets shot down

According to their own statements, Ukrainian troops shot down two Russian fighter jets and several drones on Saturday. The Su-25 plane and four of the seven downed drones were hit in eastern Ukraine, the Air Force and Army announced on Facebook last night. In addition, three anti-aircraft tanks, the Strela-10 anti-aircraft system and a radio vehicle were destroyed on Russian-held Serpents’ Island in the Black Sea, according to the “South” task force on Facebook.

In white: advance of the Russian army. In green: separatist zones supported by Russia. Crimea: annexed by Russia.

Image: ISW/04/29/2022

Killed in attacks on Kherson villages

According to Russian sources, Ukrainian forces shelled villages in the Kherson region. Civilians were killed and injured, reports the Russian news agency RIA with reference to the Russian Defense Ministry. The ministry said Ukrainian forces shelled a school, a kindergarten and a cemetery in the villages of Kyselivka and Shyroka Balka. He gave no indication of the time of the attack or the number of dead and injured. Ukraine has not yet responded to the report. Information cannot be independently verified.

conflicting parties as a source

In the current situation, the information on the course of the war, the shelling and the victims provided by the official bodies of the Russian and Ukrainian parties to the conflict cannot be verified directly by an independent body.

Zelensky: 23,000 Russian soldiers killed

According to Ukrainian figures, 23,000 Russian soldiers have died in Ukraine since the start of the war. In addition, more than 1,000 Russian tanks and almost 2,500 other military vehicles have already been destroyed, Zelenskyj said in his video speech. Actual military losses are difficult to estimate.

Moscow has so far admitted more than 1,000 fallen soldiers and, for its part, puts the number of fallen Ukrainian fighters at more than 23,000.

Ukrainian and American military agree on arms deliveries

According to Ukrainian sources, the Ukrainian and American military again agreed on the delivery of weapons, ammunition and other equipment. According to a phone call between Ukrainian Commander-in-Chief Valeriy Saluschnyj and US Chief of Staff Mark Milley Saluschnyjs, the process is constantly being strictly monitored. He stressed that the Ukrainian army must switch from Soviet equipment to NATO models. “And the sooner we start this process, the sooner we will complete it,” he said.

US President Joe Biden previously announced that he wanted to request an additional $33 billion for Kyiv. A large part of this sum is intended for military aid.

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