Visit of top US officials to Ukraine and mass missile strikes on Ukraine by Russian Forces. The Main News on April 25

A Ukrainian defender from 128th Mountain Assault Brigade took the position in the Zaporizhzhia region. By Lynsey Addario

TOP NEWS: Russia launched a massive missile strike on Ukrainian cities, targeting the railway infrastructure. As a result of the shelling, several people were killed and dozens were injured. The US Secretary of State and the US Secretary of Defense met with Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv. The United States has promised to return the embassy to Kyiv. The US will provide more than $ 300 million in military aid. There is no European consensus on banning the import of Russian oil and gas.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin meet with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin meet with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy. By the Office of the President of Ukraine

US officials discussed with the president of Ukraine the defense assistance, strengthening sanctions against Russia, financial support and security guarantees for Ukraine.

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Six Ukrainians were killed and dozens were injured. The consequence of shelling by Russian Forces

In the Vinnytsia region five people were killed and 18 were injured as a result of a missile strike on Zhmerynka and Kozyatyn. One person was killed and seven were injured in the Russian attack on the Poltava region.

Russian Forces shelled the Kharkiv region

On April 25, Russian Forces attacked the city of Dergachi and several villages in the Kharkiv region. Three civilians were killed and one person was injured. Two more people were injured in Zolochiv district.

Russian Forces destroyed residential buildings and attacked an oil refinery in the Luhansk region

On Easter, Russian Forces destroyed seven residential buildings in the Luhansk region and hit the oil refinery for the third time. 

Russian Forces launched the missile strike on the Lviv region

Russian Forces targeted two settlements in the Zolochiv district with missiles. As a result of the attack, the fire broke out.

73 people were evacuated from the Luhansk region

38 residents of Lysychansk, 23 people from Popasna and 12 residents of Severodonetsk were evacuated to safer places. 

The heads of two communities in the Zaporizhzhia region were released from Russian captivity

The head of the Novouspenivska community, Ivan Senyk, and the head of the Kyrylivska community, Ivan Maleev, were released from Russian captivity. The fate of eight other heads of communities held captive by the Russian Forces is unknown.

A Ukrainian pilot who had been in captivity for more than a month was released

Lieutenant Colonel Roman Vasyliuk, a pilot who was shot down by Russian Forces near Volnovakha in the Donetsk region on March 14, was released from captivity.

Ukrainian defenders regained control over five settlements in the Mykolaiv region

Ukrainian defenders liberated five settlements in the Mykolaiv region near the border with the Kherson region. 

The United States will provide $300 million for military aid to Ukraine

The US State Department has announced another military aid package for Ukraine. Ukraine will receive more than $322 million for military assistance.

Training for the Ukrainian Armed Forces and returning the US Embassy to Kyiv. Results of the visit of top US officials to Kyiv

The US Embassy will return to Kyiv. The Pentagon will expand training for the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

There is no European consensus on banning the import of Russian oil and gas

European Commissioner for Foreign and Security Policy Josep Borrell announced that the EU countries have not yet reached a consensus on banning the import of oil and gas from Russia.

Macron won the election in France

The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyн congratulated Emanuel Macron on winning in the presidential election in France.

Ukrposhta is preparing a new postage stamp “Ukrainska Mriya”

The next postage stamp from Ukrposhta will be a picture of Ukrainian cargo aircraft Antonov An-225 Mriya by 11-year-old Sofia Kravchuk.

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