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On May 4, the Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled 60 Russian attacks in the Bakhmutskyi, Lymanskyi, and Marinskyi directions. In addition, Ukrainian missile troops and gunners hit a Russian command post, 2 enemy ammunition depots, a Russian electronic warfare station, and 8 locations with Russian troops. Ukrainian defenders also shot down 4 enemy Lantset drones. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


On May 5, Russian troops attacked the Dnipropetrovsk region with UAVs. In particular, Ukrainian air defense forces shot down 2 Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 drones used by Russia. In addition, the city of Nikopol in the Dnipropetrovsk region came under Russian artillery fire. Due to the shellings, 10 private houses, an outbuilding, a power line, and 2 gas pipelines were damaged in the city. There are no casualties. – Serhii Lysak, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February 2022 to 5 May 2023 (approximation): 193210 troops; 3710 tanks; 7224 armored vehicles; 2978 artillery systems; 550 MLRS; 304 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 308 aircraft; 294 helicopters; 5916 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 18 military boats; 2540 tactical UAVs; 373 special military equipment; 947 cruise missiles. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


As of May 5, due to Russian shellings, some Ukrainian consumers in the Zaporizhzhia, Sumy, Chernihiv, Kharkiv, and Kherson regions remain without electricity supply. In addition, there is also a power outage in the Kyiv region. In particular, more than 18,000 consumers are currently without electricity supply in the Irpin district. At the same time, energy workers have been working to restore the electricity supply. – Ministry of Energy of Ukraine


Ukraine has returned the bodies of another 80 dead Ukrainian servicemen. – Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories


President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, met today with Bahrain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani. This was Al Zayani’s first visit to Ukraine since the two countries established diplomatic relations back in July 1992. – Presidential Office of Ukraine


On May 5, Russian forces shelled Sloviansk and Kramatorsk in the Donetsk region with S-300 missiles. The infrastructure of local industrial enterprises was damaged. There are no casualties. – Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration

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A woman hugs a Ukrainian military veteran with amputation before a race at the annual running event Kyiv Unbroken Half Marathon. April 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

Ukrainian soldiers are holding the defense line in the town of Toretsk, the Donetsk region, while fighting Russian forces back. May 2024.

By Serhii Korovayny for the Wall Street Journal

Ukrainians gather on Orthodox Easter outside the Church of the Ascension, which was destroyed during the Russian occupation in the spring of 2022, in the village of Lukashivka, the Chernihiv region. May 5, 2024.

By Roman Pilipey for AFP Photo

A 75-year-old Ukrainian Anatolii Staroselets was wounded by a Russian-guided air bomb attack on Derhachi. May 2, 2024, the Kharkiv region.

By Viacheslav Madiievskyi / Ukrinform

On May 2, 2024, Russia hit the “Nova Poshta” postal terminal in Odesa with missiles. Approximately 904 shipments worth ₴3 million were destroyed. The employees hid in the bomb shelter on time and were not harmed.

Photo from the “Nova Poshta” postal operator / Facebook

Residents of the frontline areas of the Donetsk region have their eyesight checked and receive consultations from an ophthalmologist of the volunteer medical mission. Due to constant Russian shellings, local hospitals can’t temporarily provide medical services. April 2024.

By Mykhailo Palinchak

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