– 15-year-old boy killed, his sister injured, Ukrainian officials confirmed. The missile hit a residential building. Earlier Oleksii Danilov informed the roof was destroyed in the church close to this building during the missile attack on #Odesa.
– Governor says fire erupted at military facility in Russia’s Belgorod Oblast. One person was injured, regional Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said on May 1. Russia has accused Ukraine of shelling its neighboring regions, with Ukraine neither denying nor confirming this.
– Ukraine’s Intelligence: Russia continues to prepare Transnistria for war with Ukraine. According to the report, a local newspaper in the Russian-occupied part of Moldova will publish an article calling on Putin to involve the Transnistrian forces in Russia’s war on May 2.
– Democratic Congressional leader Nancy Pelosi and others met with Pres Zelensky May 1 in Kyiv and offered a full throated support to Ukraine. “Until victory is won.”
– U.S Congressional Representative Adam Kinzinger today introduced a Joint-Resolution authorizing the use of Military Force to secure the Territorial Integrity of Ukraine in the case that Russian Forces use Chemical, Biological, or Nuclear Weapons against the Country.
– Russian occupiers resume shelling of Azovstal. About 1,000 people are still trapped with Ukrainian soldiers under Mariupol’s metallurgic factory, according to Ukraine’s estimates. The first 100 people were evacuated on May 1. The evacuation is expected to resume on May 2.
– 3 civilians killed, 8 wounded by Russian shelling in Kharkiv Oblast on May 1. Russian shelling intensified in Kharkiv and Kharkiv Oblast, targeting residential areas, according to Oleh Synehubov, head of Kharkiv Regional State Administration.
– Russian missiles again hit bridge across Dniester estuary in Odesa Oblast. Sergey Bratchuk, a spokesperson for Odesa Oblast governor, said that the Russian occupiers have fired at the bridge, which has already been hit twice by the Russian forces.
– Jill Biden to meet with Ukrainian refugees during visit to Romania and Slovakia. (Reuters)
– U.S. will have finished training 200 Ukrainians on M777 howitzer artillery by the end of the day: senior U.S. defense official. The U.S. also continuing with a weeklong course for Ukrainians on Phoenix Ghost loitering drones.
– Evacuation efforts from the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol have stalled on Monday with hundreds of people still trapped in the the Azovstal steel plant, Reuters reports. More than 5.5 million people have fled Ukraine since the war began on February 24, according to the UN Refugee Agency. Meanwhile, German Finance Minister Christian Linder said Germany was prepared to back the European Union’s ban on imports of Russian oil.
– Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows via Politico.
Politico has obtained an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Alito showing the Supreme Court striking down Roe vs. Wade. Barricades were placed around the Supreme Court building minutes after the leak.
– On Monday, Fulton County prosecutors selected 23 people for a special grand jury that will ultimately consider whether former president Donald Trump should be charged for his attempts to pressure Georgia officials to overturn the results of the 2020 election, CBS News reports.
– 23 jurors, 3 alternates. The entire process took about 90 minutes. The grand jury can meet for up to one year. – (Blayne Alexander via Twitter)
– Australian airline Qantas has announced it will begin direct flights from Sydney to London and New York from 2025, following testing of the route to the US in 2019. The non-stop passenger flights will be the longest in the world, with an expected travel time of more than 19 hours. Qantas has bought 12 Airbus A350-1000s to operate the journey, which will be fitted with “wellness zones” for passengers.
– Donald Trump vented fury at protesters outside the White House in 2020, saying “Can’t you just shoot them?”…”Just shoot them in the legs or something?” according to then defense secretary Mark Esper in book excerpts released Monday. Trump is quoted as saying such in a preview of Esper’s memoir seen by the Axios news website. (AFP/Yahoo news)
– An NYPD veteran has become the first person convicted of assaulting a police officer during the U.S. Capitol riot. A federal jury rejected Thomas Webster’s claim that he acted in self defense when he tackled the officer and grabbed his gas mask. (AP)
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