The latest information on the crisis in Russia and Ukraine, April 29. Click here for the latest information from April 28th.
UN Secretary Condemns Attacks on Citizens During Visit to Ukraine
The President of the United Nations General Assembly said Ukraine has become “the epicenter of intolerable heartache and suffering.” The explanation was emphasized shortly after Russia went on strike, the first capital, since Moscow’s troops withdrew a few weeks ago.
According to Ukrainian paramedics, Russia attacked targets throughout Ukraine on Thursday. This included an attack on Kieu that struck a high-rise residential building and another, injuring 10 people, including at least one who lost his leg.
The bombing took just one hour after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited part of the destruction in and around Kyiv and held a press conference with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who accused him of attacking civilians. It was done.
Meanwhile, explosions were reported nationwide at Polonne in the west, Chernihiv near the border with Belarus, and Fastif, a large railroad hub southwest of the capital. Mayor Odesa of southern Ukraine said the rocket was intercepted by air defense.
A blast struck Kyiv during a visit by the UN chief
According to Ukrainian officials, Russia launched two missiles on Thursday in Kieu, the capital of Ukraine, during a visit by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
According to Ukrainian officials, rockets struck the city’s central Shebchenko district, one on the lower floors of a 25-story house, injuring at least 10 people.
Defense Minister Olexi Reznikov and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba both said the blast was triggered by Russian missiles.
The explosion occurred after UN Prime Minister António Guterres completed a meeting with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky and focused on efforts to evacuate civilians from Mariupol’s shipping in the south, surrounded by Russia.
When asked about the blast, Guterres told the Portuguese broadcaster RTP:
US Parliament Revives World War II-Ukraine’s “Lend-Lease” Program
The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly supported a bill on Thursday to revive the “Lend-Lease Act” that helped defeat Hitler during World War II and facilitate the export of military equipment to Ukraine.
The House of Representatives passed the “Ukrainian Democracy Defense Loan Act 2022” from 417 to 2010, three weeks after passing the Senate with unanimous support. Next, President Joe Biden goes to the White House to sign the law.
The bill revives a World War II era program that allowed Washington to lend or lease military equipment to US allies. In this case, it will help those affected by the Russian invasion, such as Poland and other Eastern European countries, as well as Ukraine.
Biden: The idea of a larger proxy war “not true”
President Joe Biden rejects the idea that Russia’s war in Ukraine could lead to a larger proxy war between Moscow and the United States and NATO’s allies, even bringing the world closer to a nuclear conflict. ..
At an event at the White House where Biden demanded an additional $ 33 billion from Congress to support Ukraine, the president said Thursday that the idea of a larger proxy war was worried but “not true.” ..
He accused Russian authorities of exaggerating such speculation, saying that the Ukrainian invasion “shows despair that Russia feels about their terrible failure.”
“No one should make lazy comments about the use of nuclear weapons,” he added, calling it “irresponsible.”
The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this report.