Timeline of war
May 4

Russian troops continue to block millions of tons of grain in the Ukrainian ports, intended for export. Such actions of the Russian Federation will inevitably lead to a global food crisis. – Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 220 Ukrainian children have died, 407 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. – Prosecutor General’s Office


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 04 May (approximation): 24500 troops; 1077 tanks; 2610 armored vehicles; 491 artillery systems; 163 MLRS; 81 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 194 aircraft; 155 helicopters; 1867 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 10 military boats; 303 tactical UAVs; 38 special military equipment; 87 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Russian occupiers hold more than 103 Ukrainian civilians in captivity in the Zaporizhzhia region. – Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration


Due to rocket attacks by Russian troops, about 250 thousand citizens have been left without electricity in the Lviv region. – Maksym Kozytskyi, Head of the Lviv Regional Military Administration


As of May 4, another 20 dead bodies of Ukrainian civilians killed by Russian occupiers have been found in the Kyiv region. – Andrii Niebytov, Kyiv regional police chief


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, Russian troops have destroyed 40 and have damaged 400 Ukrainian health care facilities. – Ministry of Health of Ukraine


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, more than 5.6 million Ukrainians have left Ukraine. Most Ukrainians, about 3.1 million, have gone to Poland. – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)


Russian aggressors have forcibly deported about 300 Ukrainian citizens from Mariupol to Vladivostok in the Russian Federation. – Petro Andriushchenko, Adviser to the Mayor of Mariupol


The Austrian government has approved the decision to provide Ukraine with humanitarian aid of € 42 million worth. – Council of Ministers of Austria


The British government has imposed new sanctions against Russia. In particular, the British companies have been banned from providing services to Russian clients in consulting, auditing and PR. Moreover, the new sanctions list includes the heads of “Otkrytiie” bank and Sovkombank, as well as, their deputies. – Liz Truss, British Foreign Secretary


Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine (as of May 4), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has recorded 3,238 deaths and 3,397 injuries to civilians in Ukraine [conservative estimates, real numbers are likely higher]. – OHCHR


The Bulgarian government has approved the decision to provide Ukraine with new military-technical and humanitarian aid packages. They include the organization of Ukrainian grain exports, assistance to Ukrainian refugees, repair of Ukrainian military equipment in Bulgaria, and new humanitarian aid packages to Ukraine as soon as possible. – News agency BGNES


Russian occupiers have already deported about 1 million Ukrainians to the Russian Federation, 182 thousand children are among them. – Liudmyla Denisova, Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights


In the last 24 hours, Russian aggressors have shelled the Odesa, the Zaporizhzhia, the Kherson, the Luhansk, the Sumy, the Donetsk, the Kharkiv, the Dnipropetrovsk, the Lviv, the Zakarpattia, and the Cherkasy regions. 7 people have been killed. 25 civilians have been injured. 1 child is among the victims. – Information from Regional Military Administrations


The Dutch Ambassador to Ukraine Jennes de Mol, together with a small group of embassy staff, has returned to Kyiv. – NOS


Ukraine and Great Britain have signed an agreement on abolishing import duties and tariff quotas in bilateral trade. The agreement shall remain in force for 12 months, but might be extended by agreement of the parties. – Press Service of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine

See the war

Rescuers dismantle the debris after a missile strike in Kyiv. June 26.

By Stanislav Yurchenko

Bogdan was injured after a missile strike in Kyiv, but continued to search for his dog in the neighboring area. June 26, 2022, Kyiv.

By Stanislav Yurchenko

A 7-years-old girl was injured after the Russian missile hit on a residential building in Kyiv. June 26, 2022.

By the State Emergency Service of Ukraine

A man made a children’s toy house from boxes of ammunition. He lives in the village of Novoselivka near Chernihiv, where about 700 people lived before the full-scale invasion, but the shelling destroyed almost all the buildings. June 2022.

By Getty

Maksym Burlaka celebrates International Yoga Day in Kharkiv. The man says he wanted to show the realities of Ukrainian life during the war, especially in the eastern regions. June 21, 2022.

By Stanislav Ostrous

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy declared the destroyed Irpin Bridge a memorial. American artist and volunteer Roberto Robbins opened there the art performance “Bucha Massacre”. 60 crosses as a part of an exhibition symbolize 60 exhumed bodies that a team of volunteers found in Bucha. June 2022.

By Mykhailo Palinchak

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