Ukraine: The Ukrainian president Zelensky has said the evacuation of civilians from the besieged port city of Mariupol will continue today.
“We are constantly doing everything we can to save our people from Mariupol,” he said.
Russia’s plans to annex eastern Ukraine through war and recognize the southern city of Gerson as an independent republic, said Michael Carpenter, the U.S. ambassador to Europe’s Security and Cooperation.
A group of Russian workers is working to repair a damaged bridge in the southwest near the Ukrainian border. The renovation work is expected to be completed by Wednesday.
The United States has decided to provide more weapons to Ukraine in an effort to prevent Russian forces from invading eastern and southern Ukraine.
The Ukrainian military says it has shot down two Russian patrol vessels in the Black Sea.
Russia’s war on Ukraine has been going on for 2 months. In this the main cities of Ukraine have been annihilated. Thousands have died. Millions have taken refuge in neighboring countries.
Nevertheless, Russia’s goal of subjugating Ukraine has not yet been achieved. On the contrary, like Ukraine, Russia has suffered heavy casualties in this war.
The Ukrainian military says it has launched a state-of-the-art warship Moskva from Russia, which has been leading a maritime offensive from the Black Sea for the past two weeks, with modern missiles.
#Ukraine: Two Russian Project 03160 “Raptor” patrol boats were struck by Ukrainian Navy Bayraktar TB-2 drones this morning in the Black Sea, claimed to be near Snake Island. It is likely there was heavy damage. pic.twitter.com/eFjGcOdVEP
— 🇺🇦 Ukraine Weapons Tracker (@UAWeapons) May 2, 2022
Russia, however, denied the allegations, saying the warship caught fire and sank at sea. The Russian military says one sailor was killed and more than 20 were injured in what became known as the Cold War. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
The Ukrainian military says two Russian patrol vessels were hit and destroyed by a drone in the Black Sea yesterday.
“Two Russian Raptor patrol vessels were shot down by Ukrainian soldiers in the Black Sea near the island of Smini this morning,” said Ukrainian Army Commander Valery Zalushny.
Meanwhile, the Ukrainian military has released a video of Russian ships being destroyed by drones in the Black Sea. Russia has not commented, however.
Russia, meanwhile, continues to intensify its offensive to seize eastern Ukraine.
The Russian military says it has destroyed a Ukrainian MiG-29 fighter jet in an airstrike by Russian forces in the eastern Donetsk region.
In addition, the Russian military says it has attacked 38 targets, including military arsenals and control rooms in eastern Ukraine, and destroyed two missiles and 10 drones.
Meanwhile, dozens of people fled to safety several weeks after the siege of Azov by Russian forces in the southern Ukrainian port city of Mariupol.
A woman who left said she had not seen the sun for two months and thought she would not survive.
Ukrainian President Zhelensky said large numbers of people were arriving in the Ukrainian-controlled city of Zaporizhia. He said the first group of 100 people had arrived in Zaporizhia and was working with the UN to evacuate others at the plant.
It is reported that Russian soldiers besieged the city of Melidopol in Ukraine and stole agricultural equipment, including harvesters and tractors, and sent them to Chechnya, Russia. So far, $ 5 million (about Rs 38 crore in Indian currency) worth of farm equipment has been reported stolen by Russian forces.
Meanwhile, two bomb blasts rocked the Belgorod region of Russia, which borders Ukraine, yesterday morning. The twin bombings have heightened tensions as Russia has repeatedly accused the Ukrainian military of carrying out indiscriminate attacks on its border towns.