UPDATE 02:11 – Explosions heard on the Dnieper River
The explosions were heard around 12:50 on May 6 on the Dnieper, Suspilne reported, as quoted by The Kyiv Independent.
UPDATE 02:00 – NEXTA: Russia allegedly attacked Bahmut with phosphorus and incendiary bombs
The press service of the Special Operations Forces of Ukraine (SOFU): “The enemy used phosphorus and incendiary ammunition in Bakhmut, trying to wipe the city off the face of the earth. However, the Ukrainian defense forces continue to bravely defend the city. And under these conditions we continue to destroy the enemy”, writes NEXTA on Twitter.
The information was not confirmed by the Russian press, nor by other Western publications.
The press service of the Special Operations Forces of Ukraine (SOFU): “The enemy used phosphorus and incendiary munitions in Bakhmut, trying to wipe the city off the face of the earth. However, the soldiers of the SOFU and other units of the Defense Forces continue to defend the… pic.twitter.com/2IYlZbUTvH
— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) May 5, 2023
UPDATE 01:26 – Maia Sandu: “We are only safe today thanks to Ukraine”
In an interview with the Financial Times, the president of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu, said that Russia would have sent troops to Moldova if its large-scale invasion of Ukraine had gone ahead as planned.
UPDATE 23:45 – Office of the President: 36 countries have signed up to the central group of the Special Tribunal for sentencing Russia for crimes and acts of aggression
The Deputy Chairman of the Presidential Office of Ukraine, Ihor Zhovkva, said on May 5 that 36 countries have already joined the Core Group on the Special Tribunal for the Crime of Russian Aggression.
“And that number is literally growing every day, every week,” transmit Kyiv Independent.
UPDATE 00:00 – Soon, Great Britain will crown its new king. After seven decades of peace under Queen Elizabeth II, Charles III begins his reign in perilous times
The last male monarch Britain had was George at VI-lea, father of Queen Elizabeth II. He reigned from 1936 to 1952, and from 1939 to 1945, he led the British Empire through the Second World War with Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, fought on the Western Front and in the North African Campaign
Elizabeth a II-alike Queen Victoria, ruled during the longest period of European peace (1952-2022), a period in which there were no major conflicts between states with increased military capabilities.
Charles al III-lea will be crowned as Britain’s first male monarch, even as NATO is embroiled in a hybrid conflict in Ukraine with the Russian Federation, and risks going down in history as World War III is raised.
UPDATE 22:51 – OSCE report: Russia’s deportation of Ukrainian children “could amount” to crimes against humanity
“The mission concluded that there were numerous and overlapping violations of the rights of children deported to the Russian Federation,” the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) wrote in its report published on May 4.
Original story – CNN: Russia jams Ukraine’s HIMARS missile systems
Russia has repeatedly thwarted US-made mobile missile systems that have been delivered to Ukraine in recent months.
The Russians may have used electronic weapons to jam the GPS-guided targeting system, causing the missiles to miss their target, multiple people with knowledge of the matter told CNN.
Ukrainian military officials, with U.S. help, have had to come up with a variety of different solutions as they continue to use the High Mobility Artillery Missile System (HIMARS), which was perhaps the country’s most revered and feared combat weapon. Ukraine so far.
But in recent months, the systems have become increasingly less effective because of Russian jamming, according to five American, British and Ukrainian sources who briefed CNN.
The jamming would prevent Ukraine from striking military bases in Russia. Being jammed, the missiles would miss their targets and could land in areas populated by civilians.
“It’s a constant game of cat and dog”a Pentagon official said.
On the other hand, Putin has denied since the beginning of the war that he ordered the launch of missiles aimed at Ukrainian cities or areas populated by civilians, and Russian generals claim that they targeted Ukrainian military bases, not shopping malls, schools and homes. reports Newsweek.
Prigozhin announces that he will withdraw Wagner’s troops from Bahmut, but the Ukrainian press denies the information
The Kiev army maintains that Putin will not allow the Wagner group to withdraw from the positions occupied in Bahmut.
The Ukrainian army is skeptical of PMC Wagner leader Yevgeny Prigozhin’s statement that the mercenaries will withdraw from Bahmut on May 10. “The Wagners will simply not be allowed to leave the city, because Prigozhin does not decide anything here, all of Wagner’s actions are personally ordered by Russian dictator Vladimir Putin,” said Serhi Cherevati, spokesman for the Eastern Group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in a comment to Ukrainska Pravda.
Prigozhin cursed the commanders in Moscow, including Serghei Shoigu, because they did not deliver ammunition to his troops.
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