Two Russian Kalibr cruise missiles hit Odesa's port less than a day after a deal to export grain from Ukraine was signed between Russia and Ukraine. Initial reports indicate no related infrastructure damage.
Several Russian cruise missiles strike Kiev, killing one civilian and injuring four others, according to Ukraine's Prosecutor General. Some of the missiles were launched from Tupolev Tu-95 strategic bombers over the Caspian Sea.
Ukraine says that it has repelled a Russian advance on the cities of Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk in Luhansk Oblast. Authorities say that twelve people were killed in the offensive and that over 60 houses were destroyed.
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)]April 2022 Belgorod and Bryansk attacks
The governor of Luhansk Oblast, Serhiy Haidai, reports that all hospitals in the province have been completely destroyed by the Russian Armed Forces. Russia denies the claim, accusing Ukraine of destroying their own hospitals.
The Russian Armed Forces report that they have captured the city of Melitopol in Zaporizhzhia Oblast. However, this claim is disputed. Russian state media says that Russian troops entered the city after facing "no resistance".