Russia launches missile strikes from the Black Sea on "military infrastructure" in Yavoriv Raion, Lviv Oblast, located near Ukraine's western border with Poland. The target was "completely destroyed", according to the region's governor Maksym Kozytskyy.
Some civilian evacuations begin from the Azovstal iron and steel works in Mariupol. Officials believe that up to 1,000 people have sought refuge at the plant, which has been the target of Russian airstrikes for days. However, evacuations are suspended until 8 a.m. tomorrow due to "security concerns". [https:--www.washingtonpost.com-national-security-2022-04-30-ukraine-russia-azovstal- ("The Washington Post")] [https:--www.cnn.com-europe-live-news-russia-ukraine-war-news-05-01-22-h_be33798404aab0c960b4368d8c1ea7d0 (CNN)]*Five people are killed by Russian shelling in the town of Lyman. [https:--www.timesofisrael.com-liveblog_entry-russian-strikes-kill-8-civilians-in-eastern-ukraine- ("Times of Israel")]*A fire reportedly occurs at a military facility in Belgorod Oblast, Russia, slightly injuring one person and damaging seven houses. [https:--www.reuters.com-world-europe-russia-reports-fire-military-facility-near-ukraine-border-2022-05-01- (Reuters)]*Siege of Mariupol
A court in Radom, Poland, hands a six-month suspended prison term and a 10,000 zloty fine to a Russian pilot who caused a security scare during Pope Francis's 2016 visit for World Youth Day. The Russian had flown from the Czech Republic to compete in an international aerobatics competition and unknowingly violated a no-fly zone imposed for the papal visit. After failing to contact the aircraft, local authorities scrambled two F-16 fighter jets to intercept it.
More than 50 heads of state as well as representatives from international organizations attend the annual Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C., with the notable exception of Russia, which declined to attend. The main agenda of the two-day gathering is the discussion of North Korea and the threat it poses with its nuclear weapons and the possibility of ISIS extremists getting a nuclear weapon.
As a temporary security measure, effective Saturday, Russia bans incoming flights by Egypt's state-owned airline, EgyptAir, two weeks after an apparent terrorist bomb downed a Russian jet in the Sinai.
Hundreds of people participate in two separate rallies in Moscow, Russia, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and protesting constitutional abuses, and the second demanding greater rights for ethnic Russians.