U.S. troops train Ukrainians and the new prisoner exchange between Ukraine and Russia. The Main News on April 30

In the village of Ozera in the Kyiv region, a woman stands in the yard of her ruined home. By Alexey Furman
In the village of Ozera in the Kyiv region, a woman stands in the yard of her ruined home. By Alexey Furman

TOP NEWS: Another 14 Ukrainians returned home from Russian captivity. Russian Forces continue to shell Ukrainian cities. In Odesa, the airport runway was damaged after a Russian attack. In Kharkiv, Russian Forces hit a hospital. Russian Forces have stolen several containers with Ukrainian defenders’ uniforms probably for new false flag operations. U.S. troops train Ukrainians to handle radar systems and armored vehicles that have been recently announced as part of the US security assistance packages. Angelina Jolie arrived in Lviv as a UN Goodwill Ambassador.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Parents and grandparents teach children in the basement, used as a bomb shelter

Teaching during the war. By Alex Lourie

VIDEO OF THE DAY: A Russian train sank in Siverskyi Donets after Ukrainian defenders blew up the bridge

MAIN NEWS

The exchange of prisoners has been carried out with Russia

14 Ukrainians were released from Russian captivity and returned home. Among them are 7 Ukrainian defenders and 7 civilians, including a woman in the fifth month of pregnancy.

In Kharkiv, Russian Forces attacked a city hospital and residential buildings

Russian Forces shelled residential areas, including a hospital. As a result of the attack, the fire broke out in two nine-storey residential buildings.

Russian Forces shelled the volunteers going to Popasna to evacuate civilians

Russian Forces shelled two buses with volunteers going to Popasna to evacuate civilians. One bus is missing. Another bus was totally shelled. There were no bodies inside, but the bus was covered in blood.

Russian Forces targeted Odesa airport

A Russian missile strike at the airport in the southwestern port of Odesa has damaged the runway and it can no longer be used.

Russian Forces have again shelled the Chernihiv region

On April 30, Russian Forces shelled the area near the Senkivka checkpoint on the Ukrainian border with Russia and Belarus with the mortars. No one was injured.

Angelina Jolie visited Lviv and met with Ukrainians from Pokrovsk 

Hollywood star and UN Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie, who caused a sensation with her visit to Lviv in aid of Ukrainians, spoke with the internally displaced Ukrainians at the railway station. There, Angelina Jolie met the passengers of the evacuation train from Pokrovsk.

In Odesa, Russia’s special services have been preparing provocations

The Russian special services have been preparing provocations and riots in Odesa for the anniversary of the tragic events of 2 May, 2014.

Russian Forces stolen the uniforms of Ukrainian defenders

Several containers with Ukrainian defenders’ uniforms were stolen by Russian Forces. Ukrainian authorities assume that Russian Forces are preparing new false flag operations.

U.S. troops train Ukrainians in Germany

U.S. service members in Germany have begun training Ukrainian soldiers on key systems being used to defend Ukraine against the Russian invasion. These efforts include the training on radar systems and armored vehicles that have been recently announced as part of the US security assistance packages.

Ukraine has regained control over several villages in the Kharkiv region

As a result of the offensive, Ukrainian defenders liberated the villages of Verkhnya Rohanka, Ruska Lozova, Slobidske and Prylesne in the Kharkiv region.

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