TOP NEWS: Russian Forces bombed a field hospital in the territory of Azovstal steel plant. Several people were killed and injured. The US has evidence that Russian Forces in eastern Ukraine have executed people. New prisoner exchange has been carried out with Russia. 45 Ukrainians returned home. The UN Secretary General visited Borodyanka near Kyiv. Germany has approved the provision of heavy weapons to Ukraine. President Joe Biden has asked Congress for $33 billion to fund both humanitarian and military aid to Ukraine.
PHOTO OF THE DAY: In Kamianske, 217 toys were laid out in memory of children killed by Russian Forces
Russian Forces bombed a field hospital in the territory of Azovstal steel plant
In Mariupol, Russian Forces have been attacking a military field hospital on the territory of the Azovstal steel plant all night. Among the already wounded defenders are killed, newly wounded and injured.
Russian Forces are executing Ukrainians in the Donbas even as they surrender
The US has evidence that Russian Forces in eastern Ukraine have executed people who are trying to surrender. That was announced by Beth Van Schaack, the US Special Envoy for International Justice.
Russian Forces shelled Zaporizhzhia
Russian Forces attacked Zaporizhzhia with missiles. Five people were injured. 12 residential buildings were damaged.
New prisoner exchange has been carried out with Russia
On April 28, 13 Ukrainian officers, 20 Ukrainian soldiers and 12 civilians were released from Russian captivity and returned home.
The UN Secretary General visited Borodyanka near Kyiv
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited Borodyanka and Bucha in the surrounding area of Kyiv, ahead of his planned meetings with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
The railway bridge near Melitopol was blown up
A railway bridge near occupied Melitopol was blown up, rendering one of two major railway lines from Crimea to mainland Ukraine unusable for Russian Forces.
On Moldova’s unrecognized breakaway territory of Transnistria “the military meeting” has been announced
The unrecognized Transnistria has started calling citizens to a “special military meeting” to ensure the staffing of the so-called Peacekeeping Contingent.
Germany has approved the provision of heavy weapons to Ukraine
The Bundestag voted to provide heavy weapons to Ukraine.
Biden asked Congress for $33 billion to support Ukraine
President Joe Biden has asked Congress for $33 billion to fund both humanitarian and military aid to Ukraine through September of this year. In addition, Biden wants to agree to approve the confiscation of Russian oligarchs’ property. These funds can be directed to rebuild Ukraine.
The PACE supported the establishment of a tribunal to investigate Russia’s war crimes
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a resolution condemning Russia’s war against Ukraine and supporting the establishment of a tribunal to investigate Russian war crimes.