Russian forces launch 16 missiles at areas near the city of Zaporizhzhia, including a gathering point for civilians preparing to cross into Russian-occupied territory, where at least 25 people are killed and 50 others are injured.
Amid a renewed counter-offensive in the region, Ukrainian forces reportedly break through Russian defenses and advance more than 30 kilometers into Russian held territory in the Kharkiv Oblast, capturing many towns and cities including Balakliia.
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 Kyiv, 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.
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".
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 Russian Armed Forces give an ultimatum to the last remaining holdout of Ukrainian troops and "foreign fighters" at the Azovstal iron and steel works plant in Mariupol to surrender. Defenders of the Azov Sea port ignore the ultimatum.