The Ukrainian border guard informed that the Russian helicopter shelled the territory of Sumy Oblast with unguided missiles. Noone hurt. It was another Russian shelling in the Sumy Oblast that day, from which Russian troops had to withdraw earlier. In a communiqué of the border services, quoted by the Interfax-Ukraine portal, it was stated that the shelling took place on Friday afternoon, on the section of the border services division “Junakivka”.
Polish Radio has temporarily launched the real-time transmission of the Ukrainian Radio signal through its digital transmitters in the DAB + technology . The signal of the public Ukrainian broadcaster is also available on the internet channels of Polish Radio . Thanks to this, Ukrainians staying in Poland will be able to listen to their public radio programs more easily.
Watch the 24-hour broadcast from Ukraine on streaming of the PolskieRadio24.pl portal:TM™
In an interview published on Friday with the Italian news station Sky Tg24, the nuncio to Kiev recalled that the Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, repeatedly declared that the Holy See was ready to offer a “platform for dialogue”.
– Someone may think that this is a naive proposition, but we say that when you stay on the battlefield, as it is now, until one side achieves its goals – positive or negative,
British Ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons returned to Kiev. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the resumption of work by the embassy in the Ukrainian capital a week ago.
“It was a long way, but it was worth it. It’s so good to be back in Kiev,” Simmons wrote on Twitter.
A few days before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the British embassy, which was already working in a limited staff at that time, was temporarily moved to Lviv, and at the beginning of March – to Warsaw.
In the village of Ostrołucze, east of Kiev, a Russian kaemist was arrested on Friday, who lost himself while he was in these areas with the occupation forces, and then went into hiding, the Ukrainian police said in a statement published on Telegram.
“In the village of Ostrołucze, in the Baryszew district (poviat), the internal security personnel of the police together with the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and territorial defense found the hiding enemy soldier (forces)” – we read in the entry.
As it turned out, a 21-year-old soldier from Tatarstan, a soldier operating a machine gun in a mechanized brigade, first got lost, and then “the second army of the world” abandoned him, the police determined.
US intelligence estimates that the Russian secret services are behind the attack on the Nobel Peace Prize winner journalist Dmitry Muratov, the Washington Post reported. On April 7, Muratov was drenched in red paint with acetone as he traveled by train in Russia.
“US intelligence has come to the conclusion that the incident was the work of Russian intelligence,” the Washington Post reported, citing a representative of the US administration wishing to remain anonymous. Due to the principle of the protection of sources, the official did not say on what basis the conclusion was made.
Moldova’s border guards refused entry to two Russian journalists on Friday on suspicion that they were trying to enter Ukraine illegally.
According to Unimeda Info, men who arrived in Chisinau by flight from Istanbul were returned to the Turkish city.
In the field camp where Russian troops are stationed at the Ukrainian border, plaques were created to hang portraits of soldiers – “heroes” of the war with Ukraine and “traitors” who refuse to fight – reported journalist Ruslan Levijew.
The plaques – according to Lewijew – will be used to display photos of soldiers of the Russian Federation. The first photo shows a blackboard with a gray background resembling clouds of smoke. The inscription on it reads: “They betrayed their comrades by escaping from the battlefield”, underneath there are 15 empty fields. According to the journalist, this plaque “will hang portraits of those who refuse to go to war against Ukraine”.
“The war in Ukraine is not our war,” Tino Chrupalla, the head of the right-wing nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD) told the Welt daily. Ukraine’s ambassador to Germany, Andriy Melnyk, replied on Twitter: “No wonder that the fate of Ukraine does not matter to the German party, which to this day supports the war criminal Putin and ignores Russian atrocities.”
“We Ukrainians will never forget this take on the side of Moscow. Tschuess (German: goodbye) AfD, Tino Chrupalla” – wrote Melnyk on Twitter
Russian air force continued air strikes on Mariupol on Friday; the enemy is focusing on this course of action in order to block Ukrainian units in the Azovstal metallurgical plant, the general staff of the Ukrainian army reported on Facebook in the summary of the operational situation.
“In the Mariupol direction, the enemy continued air strikes on Mariupol. He focused his main efforts on blocking units of our troops on the premises of the Azovstal plant, and also transferred some of the units from Mariupol towards the Kurachów (city). The enemy continues air and missile attacks in order to destroy civil infrastructure and disrupt logistics of our soldiers “- we read in the press release.
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