Special operation in Ukraine: online broadcast April 28
MoD reports, field reports, politicians' statements
The United States is exploring the possibility of transferring frozen assets of the Russian Central Bank to Ukraine. The Ministry of Construction of Russia also noted that it would help in the restoration of Mariupol. UN Secretary General António Guterres arrived in Ukraine for talks with Volodymyr Zelensky. Online of the previous day of the special operation read here.
Photo: Donetsk News Agency
12:30 The Russian Foreign Ministry said that Moscow records cases of US interference in the internal affairs of the Russian Federation in connection with the situation in Ukraine, including using the Internet.
12:26 The German Bundestag approved the delivery of heavy weapons to Ukraine by a majority vote.
12:10 Moldovan President Maia Sandu said that the unification of the country with Romania is possible only with the support of this idea from the population. “While the people do not want it or there is no critical mass of people who support this goal,” Sandu said on the air of Jurnal TV.
12:05 Indonesian authorities banned the export of palm oils from Thursday until further notice. The reason is the lack of product in the domestic market of the country.
At the same time, experts told RIA Novosti that the export ban applies to crude palm oil. Russia, on the other hand, exports only refined products from Indonesia. It does not fall under this ban.
11:45 The American company Paramount suspends the broadcasting of Nickelodeon, Paramount Channel, Paramount Comedy and MTV channels in Russia.
11:44 Moldovan ex-premier Leanca claims that the republic should become part of Romania. This is necessary in order to get the protection of NATO and the EU from the alleged military threat.
11:34 The Investigative Committee of Russia will investigate the missile attack on Kherson, the department said.
11:26 The Polish Ministry of Internal Affairs reports that several dozen regions of Poland were left without liquefied gas. All because of European sanctions against Novatek.
11:15 NATO member countries have provided Ukraine with at least $8 billion in aid. This was stated by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
11:10 The Russian Ministry of Defense spoke about Ukrainian strikes on Kherson.
It is noted that on Wednesday at about 23:00 Moscow time, the Ukrainian armed forces launched a massive missile strike with Tochka-U ballistic missiles, as well as high-powered multiple rocket launchers in residential areas in the central part of the city. The nationalists hit residential areas in the area of Ushakov Avenue. There are also kindergartens, schools and many social institutions.
In turn, the Russian air defense units repelled a missile attack by the Armed Forces of Ukraine on residential areas of Kherson.
Also, 12 high-powered MLRS shells, as well as 2 Ukrainian Tochka-U ballistic missiles, were shot down over the city.
On Thursday morning, Russian air defense already repelled a strike by a Ukrainian Tochka-U ballistic missile. in residential areas of Izyum in the Kharkiv region. The target of this strike was a hospital. A Russian medical detachment is stationed there, providing assistance to the population of the Kharkov region.
11:00 FSB officers reported the detention of a former Ukrainian Marine Corpsman in Simferopol. He was preparing an arson and explosion at the mall. As it turned out, a resident of the region born in 1988 was detained. This is a former soldier of the Marine Corps of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He is a supporter of neo-Nazism.
10:40 Official representative of "Gazprom" Sergey Kupriyan said that the applications of European consumers for Russian gas by April 28 increased to 62.9 million cubic meters, from 49.8 million cubic meters.
10:33 Rostourism reported on work on launching charter-based transportation to Egypt and Turkey. They will start from May.
10:30 The Ukrainian authorities have agreed with Western countries to allocate monthly funding in the amount of $5 billion. This will happen within three to four months. The money will be used to meet the humanitarian and civil needs of the country. At the same time, as Minister of Finance of Ukraine Serhiy Marchenko pointed out, mechanisms for this assistance have not yet been developed.
10:25 About 600,000 people have gone idle or are at risk of dismissal due to for the departure of some foreign companies from Russia. This was announced by the Secretary of the General Council of “United Russia” Andrey Turchak.
10:07 Japan Tobacco is considering selling its tobacco business in Russia due to the situation around Ukraine.
10 :05 The euro exchange rate at the opening of trading on the Moscow Exchange fell below 75 rubles. This has happened for the first time since March 2020. The dollar is declining by 0.57%, to 72.93 rubles.
10:02 The FSB announced the arrest of a supporter of the pro-Ukrainian nationalist ideology near Volodymyr. He is involved in calls for terrorism.
9:45 Tochka-U missile hit the courtyard of the sports school during the night shelling of Kherson.
9:44 According to the latest data, more than 3 million refugees have arrived in Poland from Ukraine since February 24. This was reported by the border guard.
9:32 Russian banks turned to the Central Bank and offered to postpone the issuance of new banknotes. This is due to problems with the supply and maintenance of equipment. And they are caused by sanctions.
9:16 A Russian humanitarian convoy came under fire from Ukraine near Belgorod. There were no casualties as a result of the incident, as reported by the volunteers.
9:10 Maria Zakharova called the US demand to recognize Russia as a country — sponsor of terrorism. According to her, this will not go unanswered.
Vladimir Putin made a number of statements while speaking at the Council of Legislators. He assured that all tasks of the special operation would be completed. According to him, Russia blocked the sanctions strike and will respond to restrictions with greater openness to entrepreneurs. He also threatened lightning strikes in the event of an attempt to intervene in the Ukrainian conflict from outside and promised that decisions would soon be made on the indexation of pensions.
Observers identified places at Azovstal where militants could hold peaceful hostages. People are not informed about humanitarian corridors. The footage shown by the militants shows signs on the walls – for example, a plan of bomb shelter 18207. This suggested that it was under a coking plant.
Ukraine, meanwhile, decided to completely switch to Western calibers and equipment. This was agreed upon at a meeting of defense ministers from 40 countries around the world at the Ramstein base. in Germany, as Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said. Stocks of equipment and weapons of Soviet calibers are quickly exhausted, and there is no production of ammunition for these calibers in Ukraine.
Moldovan President Maia Sandu said that she could be wrong when she blamed the internal forces in the unrecognized republic for the terrorist attacks in Transnistria .