Russia’s defence ministry warned its high-precision missiles destroyed six facilities powering railways used to deliver foreign weapons to Ukrainian forces in the eastern Donbas. Russian missile strikes hit critical transportation infrastructure in Vinnytsia, Poltava, Khmelnytskyi, Rivne, and Zhytomyr oblasts.
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Western weapons sent to Ukraine “will be a legitimate target” for Russia’s military.
The US is reportedly considering imposing further sanctions against Moscow.
The military parade rehearsal dedicated to the celebration of May 9th victory day in Moscow has taken place without heavy military equipment suggesting Russian war stocks are severely drained.
Russian and Belarusian forces continue “demonstrative actions” to fix Ukrainian forces around Kyiv in place.
Kharkiv remains isolated and heavily damaged by Russian forces.
The Russian military stepped up the assault on settlements in Kharkiv region, but suffered losses and retreated.
Continued Russian attacks in eastern Ukraine took little to no additional territory.
Prudent tactical Ukrainian counterattacks around Izyum are likely impeding Russian efforts to complete even tactical encirclements of Ukrainian forces.
Massive air and artillery strikes are reported in Mariupol.
Kyiv rejected ‘unilateral’ Russian moves to open a humanitarian corridor for civilians to leave the Azovstal steel plant.
Officials in Mariupol say a new mass grave has been identified north of the Ukrainian port city.
The Russian military is shelling the occupied settlements around Kherson and Mykolaiv.
Russia is planning a staged referendum in the southern city of Kherson aimed at justifying its occupation.
Russian forces likely conducted a false flag attack in Transnistria (Russia’s illegally occupied territory in Moldova) to amplify Russian claims of anti-Russian sentiment in Moldova, but Transnistrian forces remain unlikely to enter the war in Ukraine.
The UK is sending Ukraine new ambulances, fire engines, medical supplies and funding for health experts to help its emergency services deal with the aftermath of Russian attacks.