At 0:42 on May 1st, Beijing time:
Zelensky: Discussed latest war situation with UK PM Johnson
On April 30, local time, Zelensky posted on social media that he discussed the battlefield and the latest situation in Mariupol with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
At 0:29 on May 1st, Beijing time:
UN delegates arrive in Mariupol to prepare for talks on Azov steel plant evacuation
On April 30, local time, UN representatives arrived in Mariupol to prepare for negotiations on the evacuation of the Azov steel plant.
Representatives of the United Nations and the International Red Cross, escorted by the Russian side, arrived in the village in eastern Mariupol, where they will work on the evacuation of the Azov steel plant.
At 23:01 on April 30, Beijing time:
Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister: Russia and Ukraine conduct a new round of prisoner exchange
On April 30, local time, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Veresyuk said on social media that Russia and Ukraine exchanged prisoners on the 30th. A total of 14 people, 7 soldiers and 7 civilians, returned to Ukraine, including a female soldier who was 4 months pregnant.
At 21:24 on April 30, Beijing time:
Ukrainian official: There is a possibility that the conflict will turn into a protracted war
On April 30, local time, the head of the parliamentary group of the Ukrainian People’s Servant Party, Allahamia, said that Ukraine is preparing for different situations and is currently developing a strategy to deal with situations where the conflict may last for many years. He said there was a possibility that the conflict could turn into a protracted war. The Ukrainian Institute for Strategic Studies is currently assessing all possible scenarios of the conflict and formulating appropriate plans and strategies for this.
At 21:09 on April 30, Beijing time:
Russia will invite US Deputy Secretary of State and other personnel to participate in the investigation of US biological laboratory activities in Ukraine
On April 30, Yermakov, head of the Department of Nonproliferation and Arms Control of the Russian Foreign Ministry, said that Russia was ready to invite U.S. officials and representatives of U.S. companies related to the Ukrainian biological laboratory’s military biological activities to participate in the U.S. biological experiment in Ukraine. A survey of room activities. Among them is U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, who Russia will invite to participate in the investigation as one of the witnesses of the Ukrainian Laboratory Investigation Committee.
At 20:18 on April 30, Beijing time:
Russia to Participate in Review Conference on the Implementation of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
On April 30, Yermakov, director of the Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that Russia will participate in the tenth review of the implementation of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons to be held in New York, the United States from August 1 to 26. Congress, and hope that the United States will not block Russia’s participation at that time. Yermakov expressed the hope that other countries can adhere to the principles stipulated in the treaty and prevent nuclear war. These countries should also understand that such conflict is unacceptable.
At 18:20 on April 30, Beijing time:
Ukrainian officials say Odessa air defense forces in southern Ukraine receive new air defense systems
Ukrainian media reported on April 30, local time, that Ukraine’s Odessa State Military Administration spokesman Blachuk said that day that the Odessa State Air Defense Force had received a new air defense system, but he did not disclose further details.
Previously, the Ukrainian military has said that it has obtained the S-300 air defense missile system from partner countries, which has enhanced the air defense capabilities of the southern region of Ukraine.
Blachuk also said that Odessa will implement a curfew from 22:00 local time on May 1 to 5:00 on May 3.
At 17:57 on April 30, Beijing time:
Russian Defense Ministry says destroying Ukrainian ammunition and fuel depots
On April 30, local time, the Russian Ministry of Defense said that Russian air defense forces shot down two Ukrainian “tornado” multiple rocket launchers over residential areas in the Donetsk and Kharkov regions. The Russian army also used high-precision weapons to destroy 4 ammunition and fuel depots in Barvinkovo, Pokrovsky and other areas, and also hit a Ukrainian nationalist and military equipment assembly area.
At 10:44 on April 30, Beijing time:
Russia successfully launched a military satellite “Angara” light carrier rocket to complete the second launch mission
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, on April 29 local time, the “Angara-1.2” light carrier rocket lifted off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Arkhangelsk Oblast and sent a military satellite into the Predetermined track.
This is the second launch of the Angara light rocket, the first completed in July 2014. The rocket can deliver up to 3 tons of payload into low-Earth orbit.
At 10:33 on April 30, Beijing time:
Zelensky calls on relevant countries to send military forces to Ukraine to achieve security
On April 29, local time, in an interview with foreign media, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky once again called on the international community to provide security for Ukraine. He said that for Uzbekistan, time is life, and the security guarantee should be based on the fact that relevant countries send military personnel to Uganda within the shortest possible time.
Zelensky said that “emergency systems” should be established in individual regions of Europe and an assistance plan should be developed. When a country encounters a threat, assistance will be provided as soon as possible in accordance with the system’s established regulations and threat level. He also said that this system does not conflict with NATO and can run in parallel with NATO.
At 03:27 on April 30, Beijing time:
Lavrov: Ukraine was forged by the US and NATO as a tool to contain and stimulate Russia
On April 29, local time, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with Arabiya TV that NATO has never stopped the process of eastward expansion, and Russia’s security interests have been ignored. Ukraine, on the other hand, has been used by the United States and NATO as a tool to contain and stimulate Russia. Shortly after Russia started the special military operation, Russia easily accepted the negotiation proposal of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and conducted negotiations in good faith, while the Ukrainian side was constantly changing its position. If the Kyiv regime had been a bona fide negotiator, Russia and Ukraine could have made significant progress in negotiations on security guarantees, and Ukraine would have received security guarantees from some countries.
Lavrov said that Russia does not consider itself at war with NATO and that current developments will increase the risk of nuclear war, which should not be allowed to happen. Russia is at the forefront of advocating and pushing all nuclear-armed states to promise never to start a nuclear war. Instead, with the support and instigation of Western countries, Poland and Ukraine have made some dangerous nuclear-related rhetoric.
Lavrov stressed that it was NATO that thought it was at war with Russia. Many leaders of NATO and the EU states directly, openly and insistently that “Putin must lose” and “Russia must be defeated”. People who use these words believe that they are at war with someone they want to defeat. They are supplying Ukraine with weapons that, once they reach Ukrainian territory from abroad, will be the target of special Russian military operations.
When it comes to Western sanctions, Lavrov said the sanctions are no surprise to Russia. Neither the Soviet Union nor now Russia has not been sanctioned for a moment. Sanctions won’t make Russia “ask for help or forgiveness.” The Russian side is very clear that it cannot count on the West, especially in areas of strategic significance such as economy, technology and food. Russia should achieve self-sufficiency in key areas. The United States and other Western countries are also threatening other countries everywhere, forcing them to join sanctions and vote against Russia. These people also claim that it is a struggle between “democracy” and “authoritarianism”. They threaten to punish countries and people who disagree with their policies, which is what they call “democracy”. If Western civilization decides to behave in this way, it is a disgrace to Western civilization.
Lavrov said the U.S. Department of Defense operates about 30 biological laboratories in Ukraine. The documents discovered by Russia and submitted to the United Nations prove beyond doubt that the Pentagon has been conducting research activities in its biological laboratory in Ukraine that are contrary to the provisions of the Biological Weapons Convention. Globally, the United States has hundreds of military biological laboratories. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Newland has said they have done everything necessary to keep the pathogen out of Russian hands. This is actually an admission that they are not engaged in peaceful operations. The activities carried out in the Ukrainian biological laboratory must be investigated, and Russia will continue its efforts in this regard.
Lavrov also stressed that Russia has never used mercenaries on Ukrainian territory.
At 02:56 on April 30, Beijing time:
Pentagon: U.S. is training Ukrainian armed forces in Germany
On April 29, local time, U.S. Defense Department spokesman Kirby announced at a briefing that the U.S. has begun additional training for Ukrainian armed forces at U.S. military facilities in Germany.
Kirby said the training builds on the initial artillery training Ukrainian forces have received elsewhere, which also includes operational aspects such as radar systems and armored vehicles.
At 0:44 on April 30, Beijing time:
Sberbank to pay two tranches of dollar-denominated Eurobond coupons in rubles
On April 29, local time, Sberbank said that affected by the sanctions from the United Kingdom and the United States, the bank decided to pay two tranches of US dollar-denominated European bond coupons in rubles. They involve $2 billion due in October 2022 and $1 billion due in May 2023, respectively.
At 0:41 on April 30, Beijing time:
British ambassador to Ukraine has returned to Kyiv
On April 29, local time, British Ambassador to Ukraine Simons said on social media that he had returned to Kiev, the capital of Ukraine.
At 0:22 on April 30, Beijing time:
Ukrainian Ministry of Finance: Ukraine received 495 million euros in aid from the World Bank
On April 29, local time, the Information Office of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine announced that Ukraine received 495 million euros of aid from the World Bank for necessary social, humanitarian, medical and resettlement expenditures for mobile people.
The funds will be transferred to the State Budget Fund of Ukraine.
At 0:10 on April 30, Beijing time:
Ukrainian government representative in Verkhovna Rada: Ukrainian government has abolished the agreement with the Russian government on fishery cooperation
On April 29, local time, the representative of the Ukrainian government in the Verkhovna Rada, Melnychuk, stated on his personal social page that the Ukrainian government has rescinded the agreement with the Russian government on fisheries cooperation.
In addition, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has approved the draft law on the termination of the Ukrainian-Russian intergovernmental agreement on scientific and technological cooperation and the repeal of the Ukrainian-Russian intergovernmental agreement on the avoidance of double taxation of income and property and the prevention of tax evasion.
At 22:29 on April 29, Beijing time:
Ukraine’s Odessa state government declares martial law in Odessa city
On April 29, local time, the Ukrainian Odessa Oblast government announced that the city of Odessa will implement martial law from 22:00 on May 1 to 5:00 on May 3, and there will be no special pass prohibiting going out.
The relevant order has been signed and issued by the head of the Odessa state government, and the curfew policy in other cities in the state has not changed.
At 21:52 on April 29, Beijing time:
Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces blacklisting of relevant persons from some countries and regions
On April 29, local time, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that it would blacklist parliamentarians, officials, businessmen and media personalities from Iceland, Norway, Greenland and the Faroe Islands from entering the country.
At 18:05 on April 29th, Beijing time:
Dutch embassy in Ukraine moves back to Kyiv with immediate effect
Dutch Foreign Minister Hoekstra announced on social media on April 29, local time, that the Dutch embassy in Ukraine will be moved back to Kyiv with immediate effect.
The United Kingdom, France, Italy and other countries have also recently reopened their embassies in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine.
At 18:00 on April 29, Beijing time:
Ukrainian army says it has received new S-300 air defense missile system
The Ukrainian Southern Air Force Command announced on the 29th local time that the Ukrainian army has received a set of S-300 air defense missile systems from partner countries and has put them into combat missions. It is reported that the system is mainly responsible for defending the airspace near Odessa.
At 16:12 on April 29th, Beijing time:
Russian President’s Plenipotentiary for Human Rights: Has asked the International Red Cross for assistance in releasing sailors from civilian vessels detained in Ukraine
On April 29, local time, the Russian President’s Plenipotentiary for Human Rights Moskalikova said that he had asked the International Committee of the Red Cross for assistance in releasing sailors from civilian vessels detained in Ukraine.
At 15:55 on April 29, Beijing time:
Russian Ministry of Defense: Destroyed the production building of the Artyom Arsenal in Kyiv with an airborne precision-guided weapon
On April 29, local time, the Russian Ministry of Defense said that the Russian military used airborne precision-guided weapons to destroy the production building of the Artem Arsenal in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Uzbekistan has yet to respond to this.
At 14:29 on April 29th, Beijing time:
OSCE announces end of special monitoring mission in Ukraine
The OSCE issued a document on its official website on the 28th local time, saying that Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Raou and OSCE Secretary-General Helga Schmid announced on the same day that the OSCE will End the mandate of the Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine.
At 14:14 on April 29th, Beijing time:
Russian Air Transport Agency: The ban on flights to 11 airports in southern and central Russia is extended until May 7
On April 29, local time, the Russian Air Transport Agency announced that it would extend the ban on flights to 11 airports in southern and central Russia until May 7.
At 12:54 on April 29th, Beijing time:
Russian ambassador to U.S. refutes U.S. statement that Russia has not provided humanitarian aid in Ukraine
On April 29, local time, according to the TASS news agency, Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Antonov, refuted the United States’ statement that Russia did not provide humanitarian assistance in Ukraine.
He said that the Russian army evacuated nearly 1 million people from various regions of Ukraine and delivered nearly 16,000 tons of relief supplies, including food, medicine and medical supplies. Parts of Ukraine have begun to return to normal life, and important living facilities, social infrastructure and communication facilities are gradually returning to normal.
At 0:55 on April 29th, Beijing time:
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky meets UN Secretary-General António Guterres in Kyiv
On the 28th local time, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on social platforms that he held a meeting with UN Secretary-General Guterres in Kyiv.
After talks with Guterres, Zelensky said that the Ukrainian side is ready to conduct urgent negotiations on the evacuation of people from the Azov steel plant in Mariupol, and immediately implement the agreement reached, and it will be possible to lift the siege. To achieve a “successful result”, the Ukrainian side will contribute to this in all possible ways.
Beijing time on April 29 at 0:00:
Biden asks for $33 billion in aid to Ukraine, proposes confiscation of wealthy Russian billionaires
On April 28, local time, U.S. President Biden delivered a speech on the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, asking Congress to approve a $33 billion additional appropriation bill to support Ukraine.
It is reported that Biden’s funding request includes more than $20 billion in military aid, $8.5 billion in economic aid and $3 billion in humanitarian aid.
In addition, Biden will submit a proposal to Congress to further pressure Russian billionaires, including the seizure of Russian wealthy assets to fund Ukraine’s defense. Biden said a new administrative process would be established through the Treasury and Justice departments to simplify the federal government’s efforts to seize the assets of Russia’s wealthy.