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02 May 2022 - Ukraine Special Weapons News
- Senior Defense Official Holds a Background Briefing DoD 02 May 2022
- Russians Make Minimal Progress in the Donbas, DOD Official Says DoD News 02 May 2022 -- Russian forces in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine â€” where the bulk of the fighting is taking place â€” are suffering from poor command and control, low morale, and less than ideal logistics, a senior Defense Department official, said today.
- Russian Strikes Hit Ukraine's Port City of Odesa VOA 02 May 2022 -- Russia launched new assaults on Ukraine's southwestern port city of Odesa on Monday as the European Union prepared for a new round of sanctions on Russian oil.
- The operational update regarding the russian invasion on 18.00 on May 2, 2022 Ukraine MOD 02 May 2022
- The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02 to 02.05 Ukraine MOD 02 May 2022
- The operational update regarding the russian invasion on 06.00 on May 2, 2022 Ukraine MOD 02 May 2022
- Slow Progress In Evacuations From Mariupol As EU Ministers Discuss Oil Embargo RFE/RL 02 May 2022 -- The evacuation of civilians from Ukraine's devastated southern port city of Mariupol has stalled as Russia resumed shelling the Azovstal steel plant where hundreds remain holed up a day after a first group left the underground bunkers.
- Facts about Russia-Ukraine conflict: Two explosions occur in Russia's Belgorod Region People's Daily 02 May 2022 -- The following are the latest developments regarding the conflict between Russia and Ukraine:
- 80 civilians evacuated from Mariupol's Azovstal: Russian Defense Ministry People's Daily 02 May 2022 -- Eighty civilians have been evacuated from the Azovstal plant in the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol, the Russian Defense Ministry said Sunday.
- Evacuation from Mariupol's Azovstal begins: Ukrainian president People's Daily 02 May 2022 -- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Sunday that an evacuation is underway inside the Azovstal plant in the besieged city of Mariupol.
- Evacuation from Ukraine's Mariupol delayed, as Russia continues 'heavy fighting' in Ukraine's east Press TV 02 May 2022 -- The evacuation of civilians from the besieged southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol has stalled, as Russia's offensive in the east of the former Soviet country continues.
- Ukrainian forces stage fresh attacks on Russian towns as Mariupol evacuations resume Press TV 02 May 2022 -- Ukrainian forces have staged fresh attacks on targets inside the Russian territory even as the UN-backed evacuation of civilians from the besieged southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol gets underway.
- Ukrainian Civilians Evacuated From Mariupol; U.K. Says Russia's Elite Forces Gutted By Casualties RFE/RL 02 May 2022 -- Around 100 Ukrainian civilians evacuated from Mariupol are expected to arrive in the southeastern city of Zaporizhzhya on May 2, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said, but hundreds still remain in bunkers under the Azovstal steel plant in the besieged Sea of Azov port city.
- Opening remarks of Commissioner Simson at the press conference of the Extraordinary Energy Council of 2 May 2022 European Commission 02 May 2022
- In new wave of sanctions, EU to phase out Russian oil, says report Press TV 02 May 2022 -- The European Union is set to propose a phased-out ban on Russian oil imports as part of a new round of anti-Russia sanctions amid reservations by some bloc members.
- EU Looks to Strengthen Energy Resilience, Mulls Oil Sanctions Against Russia VOA 02 May 2022 -- Monday's ministerial meeting in Brussels comes after Russia cut off gas supplies to European Union members Bulgaria and Poland and warned that other so-called "unfriendly" nations risked the same fate if they didn't pay in rubles. Most EU contracts with Russian supplier Gazprom are in euros and dollars.
- Clash Of Titans: As EU Moves To End Reliance On Russian Gas, Will Putin Seek To Strike First? RFE/RL 02 May 2022 -- With no end to Moscow's devastating war on Ukraine in sight, a related battle that is bloodless but potentially painful for both sides is now under way. It pits Russia, the world's largest natural-gas exporter, against the European Union, the world's third-largest economy -- and it could get worse before it's over.
- EU Ministers Discuss Russian Oil Embargo As Germany Signals Shift In Position RFE/RL 02 May 2022 -- European Union ministers have met in Brussels to discuss a response to Russia cutting gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria and plans for a possible oil embargo to punish Moscow for invading Ukraine.
- Joint Statement on the Invasion of Ukraine and the Importance of Freedom of Expression and Information OSCE 02 May 2022 -- In the light of the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation and the continuation of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, the monitors for freedom of expression and freedom of the media for the United Nations (UN), the African Commission of Human Rights (ACHR), the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights (ItACHR), and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) issued the following joint statement:
- UK's Johnson to Address Verkhovna Rada, Announce New $375 Million Defense Package to Ukraine Sputnik 02 May 2022 -- Johnson, who personally visited Kiev in early last month, has repeatedly stressed his government's unwavering support of the Ukrainian authorities, including in providing military aid, with humanitarian assistance totaling about $500 million.
- Prime Minister Naftali Bennett: "I view with utmost severity the Russian Foreign Minister's statement." Israel - Prime Minister 02 May 2022 -- "I view with utmost severity the Russian Foreign Minister's statement. (...) The use of the Holocaust of the Jewish people as a political tool must cease immediately."
- Israel Summons Russian Envoy Over Lavrov's Hitler Comment RFE/RL 02 May 2022 -- Israel has summoned Russia's ambassador and is demanding an apology from Moscow after Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov suggested that Adolf Hitler had Jewish roots.
- Finnish Group Cancels Rosatom Nuclear Plant Contract Over Risks Exacerbated By Ukraine War RFE/RL 02 May 2022 -- Finnish group Fennovoima says it has canceled a contract on cooperating with Russian state-owned nuclear power giant Rosatom to supply a nuclear power plant, saying Moscow's war in Ukraine has "worsened" risks for the project.
- Ukraine War A New Test For Chinese Power Across Eurasia RFE/RL 01 May 2022 -- When Zhang Ming left his post as China's ambassador to the European Union and became secretary-general of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on January 1, Central and South Asia looked a lot different.
- At bilateral meet, Japanese, Thai PMs urge end to war in Ukraine Radio Free Asia 02 May 2022 -- Japan and Thailand urged an end to the war in Ukraine and discussed working with the international community to provide humanitarian assistance, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-Cha said after he met with his Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida, in Bangkok on Monday.
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