Russo-Ukrainian War: What We Know About the 74th Day of the Invasion | Ukraine

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  • All women, children and the elderly were evacuated from the besieged Mariupol steelworkssaid Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister. Iryna Vereshchuk said that the current state of the humanitarian operation in Azovstal is over.

  • Several missiles hit the port city of Odessa in southern Ukraine, said the spokesman of the regional administration, Serhiy Bratchuk. The strikes hit the city after targets in the surrounding Odessa region were hit by four missiles earlier in the day, Bratchuk said in televised remarks, without giving further details of the new strikes.

  • Two Russian missiles today hit sites near the Russian border in the Sumy region of northern Ukrainelocal governor Dmytro Zhyvytskyi said. A border guard was injured in the strikes on the municipalities of Myropilske and Khotin, Zhyvytskyi wrote on Telegram.

  • The Ukrainian government said it destroyed another Russian ship. The Ministry of Defense claimed that the Ukrainian Bayraktar TB2 collided with the landing craft of Project Serna, tweeting: “The traditional parade of the Russian Black Sea Fleet on May 9 this year will take place near Snake Island – at the bottom of the sea.” The Associated Press said it analyzed satellite photos showing the aftermath of the strike.

  • Conflict in Ukraine weighs heavily on some of Russia’s most successful units, the UK Ministry of Defense said in its latest intelligence report. At least one T-90M, Russia’s most advanced tank, was destroyed in the fighting, the ministry added. “It will take a lot of time and money for Russia to rebuild its armed forces after this conflict,” the report said.

  • The UN Security Council issued its first statement on the war in Ukraine, but refrained from using the words “war”, “conflict” or “invasion”. Instead, the statement “expresses deep concern regarding the maintenance of peace and security in Ukraine” and expresses “strong support” for Secretary General António Guterres in seeking a peaceful solution to the “dispute “.

  • The World Health Organization said it was gathering evidence of potential war crimes committed by Russia. WHO emergencies director Mike Ryan said the agency has already documented 200 attacks on hospitals and clinics in Ukraine that may violate international law.

  • Nearly 4 million Russians left the country in the first three months of this yearofficial statistics released by the Russian Federal Security Service show. Arrivals to former Soviet countries saw a significant increase after Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24. It is not known how many have since returned to their home countries.

  • Former US intelligence officers are advising their current successors to shut up and stop bragging about their role in Ukraine’s military successes. Two stories have surfaced in as many days in the US press this week, citing unnamed officials saying US intelligence was instrumental in targeting Russian generals on the battlefield and sinking the flagship cruiser Moskva on the Black Sea.

  • Britain has pledged a further £1.3 billion ($1.60 billion) in military support and aid to Ukraine. The new funds will nearly double Britain’s previous spending commitments to Ukraine. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a statement. “Putin’s brutal attack is not only causing untold devastation in Ukraine, it is also threatening peace and security across Europe.”

  • The latest US military aid package for Ukraine, announced Friday by President Joe Biden, is worth $150 million, confirmed the Secretary of State, Antony Blinken. The latest tranche of assistance includes 25,000 155mm artillery shells as well as counter-artillery radars, jamming equipment, field equipment and spare parts. It has brought Washington’s military assistance to kyiv since the beginning of the Russian invasion to about $3.8 billion, Blinken said.

  • Group of Seven (G7) leaders will hold a video call on Sunday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in a show of unity a day before Russia’s VE Day celebrationthe White House said. The talks would focus on the latest developments in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, efforts to strengthen the country and ways to demonstrate “the continued unity of the G7 in our collective response, including imposing high costs for the war of Putin,” a White House spokesman said.

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