Yesterday, the Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that it had struck a target in Kyiv while eastern Ukraine was rocked by Russian shelling.
Sputnik news agency on April 29 quoted Major General Igor Konashenkov, spokesman Ministry of Defense of Russiasaid the country’s military used long-range precision missiles to strike rocket factories and technology Artem universe in Kyiv.
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Ukraine recorded at least one death in the Kyiv air strike. Later, Radio Svoboda reported that the dead person was journalist Vera Girich of the station. The attack took place shortly after the end of a meeting between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Secretary General Guterres. The UN mission was not injured, according to AFP.
Kyiv residential area was hit by Russian air strikes on April 28
Same day, on social network, the Russian military also posted a video clip showing a diesel submarine of the Black Sea Fleet firing a cruise missile in the direction of Ukraine. This is the first time the Russian side has announced the deployment of a submarine fleet to participate in a special military operation in Ukraine, Reuters reported. In addition, Russia said its high-precision missile successfully neutralized 10 military targets throughout Ukraine, including an arsenal and ammunition depot near Ilyichevka on the Black Sea coast, according to Major General Konashenkov. . Russian forces also used Kalibr cruise missiles to destroy three substations at railway intersections of the cities of Fastiv, Krasnosilka and Polone.
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According to the Facebook page of General Valery Zaluzhny, the Chief of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Army, Russian forces concentrated their artillery fire along the “entire line of contact”, that is, the line that demarcates the territory controlled by the two sides in the area. Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The Izium area in the Kharkiv region of eastern Ukraine became a gathering point for Russian troops, as Russian forces managed to break through the defenses around Donetsk and Luhansk.
In the southeast, the chief of the general staff of the Ukrainian army said that the enemy used mortars, rockets and missiles to bombard specific targets to prevent units from regrouping. Within 24 hours since yesterday, the Ukrainian army also repelled 9 attacks, destroying 6 tanks, one artillery system, 20 armored vehicles in Donetsk and Luhansk. No relevant information from Russia yet.
In a intelligence report yesterday, the British Ministry of Defense predicted that Russia would suffer significant losses if it continued to push the military campaign to control eastern Ukraine. “The battle for Donbass remains at the heart of Russia’s strategy to achieve the goal of complete control of the two regions of Donetsk and Luhansk,” the Guardian reported.
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CNN quoted analysts as saying that on both sides of the Dnipro river, in the east Ukraine, currently witnessing the change of goal of the special military operation deployed by Russia since February 24. Over the past several weeks, the east bank of the river has fallen into Russian hands, but now the force is trying to move troops across the west bank. The new direction allows the Russian army to control the strategic river that originates in Russia and flows through Belarus and Ukraine before emptying into the Black Sea. This is a necessary step if Russia wants to gain control of the entire Donbass.
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Meanwhile, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said it was investigating reports of a missile that flew over a nuclear power plant near the city of Yuzhnoukrainsk, about 350 kilometers south of Kyiv. If the above information is true, IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi called the incident “extremely serious”.
Russia says there is a plot to divide Ukraine
Yesterday, RT news agency quoted Sergei Naryshkin, Director of Foreign Intelligence of the Russian Federation (SVR), as saying that Moscow had intelligence about “plots” by Poland and the US to gain control of some region in western Ukraine.
Those are the areas that Poland occupied after World War I, before handing over to Ukraine after World War II. According to the plan, the first stage of the process of “unification” is that the “peacekeepers” of Poland will go to the west under the pretext of defending the region against military pressure from Russia. Mr. Naryshkin said that the plan is being discussed in detail by Washington and Warsaw, and it is expected that if implemented, it will not need to go through NATO but rely on participating countries. According to Russian intelligence, the plot was aimed at taking control of strategic facilities from the Ukrainian National Guard. The Polish side has denied the above accusations, calling this a Russian trick to spread false information.