Ukraine’s war live: dead and wounded in missile attacks on Odessa

Updated on 05/10/2022 at 06:39

  • 06:23 am: Dead and wounded in Russian missile strikes on Odessa
  • 03:28 am: Rheinmetall trainer: First Mardier tanks ready in three weeks

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Dead and wounded as a result of Russian missile strikes on Odessa

At least one person was killed and five others injured in Russian missile attacks on the Ukrainian city of Odessa on Tuesday evening. This was reported by Unian, citing the local military command. “The enemy continues its psychological pressure and continues its hysterical attacks against peaceful civilians and civilian infrastructure,” she added.

The city was shaken in the evening hours by several explosions caused by the fall of rocket-propelled grenades and anti-aircraft defenses. According to media reports, a mall and warehouse were hit, among other things.

According to the Ukrainian military, the Russian Air Force launched several Kinzhal hypersonic missiles over Odessa on Monday evening. Okrajinska Pravda reported that “tourist objects” were bombed and at least five buildings were destroyed.

The port city in southern Ukraine has been the target of increased Russian missile attacks since Sunday evening. Several missiles landed in the area on Monday afternoon during the visit of the President of the Council of the European Union Charles Michel. So Michel and Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmyhal had to ask for protection. And with this, Russia shows its true attitude towards Europe, so commented President Volodymyr Zelensky in the evening.

Status at a glance:

Since February 24, Russia has been waging a war of aggression against Ukraine from the air and on the ground. Not long ago, President Vladimir Putin questioned Ukraine’s right to exist as an independent country and recognized the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics in eastern Ukraine.

Since then, the Ukrainian army has been fighting the invaders as best they can. Thousands of deaths were reported on both sides, but the exact numbers of soldiers and civilians were not independently verified. The truth is that the humanitarian situation in Ukraine is getting worse every day. According to the United Nations, more than 5.8 million people have fled Ukraine (as of May 8), mostly women and children, as men between the ages of 18 and 60 are not allowed to leave the country.

The European Union and the United States responded with sanctions. They also supply Ukraine with arms, and Germany supports the country with arms shipments. Ukraine will receive Gepard tanks from Germany. So far, it has been excluded that NATO will actively intervene in the war.

On the first weekend of April, pictures of the bodies of several civilians in the small town of Bucha near Kyiv caused international outrage. Ukraine talks about serious war crimes and genocide and blames Russian forces for committing them. Despite the numerous indications, Moscow denies its involvement in the killing of civilians. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stressed that negotiations with Russia should continue.

According to a Ukrainian statement, a large-scale offensive long prepared by Russia began in eastern Ukraine on April 18.

Other news of the day:

Rheinmetall trainer: First Mardier tanks ready in three weeks

03:28 am: The Rheinmetall Armament Group wants to be able to deliver the first overhauled Marder armored personnel carriers within three weeks. Süddeutsche Zeitung CEO Armin Baberger said on Tuesday.

“We are waiting for the government’s final decision. But there are currently enough countries that want these vehicles, not just Ukraine.” The Bundestag had agreed to deliver heavy weapons to Ukraine at the end of April. However, the federal government maintains that information on individual weapon types such as Leopard main battle tanks or Mardier BMPs are not visible.

Rheinmetall has a stock of used tanks that can be refurbished for use. “We started four weeks ago, although nothing concrete yet. So we’re doing it at our own risk,” said Papperger, who has been promoting the Dusseldorf-based arms group in several interviews in recent weeks.

He also sees the German government’s €100 billion program to modernize the Bundeswehr as an opportunity for the company. Baberger told the newspaper that the German army “has very little of everything”.

He was “strongly convinced” that Rheinmetall could increase sales from less than six to more than ten billion euros in the next few years. The stock price has more than doubled since the start of the war in Ukraine.

Allegedly civilians are still civilians at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol

01:01 am: Despite reports that all civilians were completely evacuated from the Azovstal plant in the Ukrainian port of Mariupol, which was besieged by Russian forces, about 100 civilians are said to be still there.

In addition, about 100,000 people remain in the hard-hit city, regional administration head Pavlo Kirilenko said Monday evening. “It is difficult to determine which of them wants to leave the city,” he was quoted by “Okrajinska Pravda” as saying.

Ukrainian troops holed up in the Steel Bastion, the last stronghold in Mariupol. In the past few days, several hundred women, children and the elderly have been evacuated from there with the help of the United Nations and the Red Cross. However, the defenders of Azovstal did not want to exclude the possibility that civilians would remain in some cellars on the extensive site.

Biden urges Congress to speed up 1 billion euro package for Ukraine

00:32: US President Joe Biden has asked Congress for quick approval of the billion-euro package he has requested to support Ukraine in Russia’s war of aggression. “I have nearly exhausted the funds that a bipartisan majority in Congress has made available to me to support Ukrainian fighters,” Biden said on Monday.

This may be the case in about ten days. “We cannot allow our aid supplies to be halted while we wait for further action from Congress.”

Biden asked Congress for an additional $33 billion. Most of that amount – more than $20 billion – will be used for military assistance. The US government has previously launched several large packages of support for Ukraine. Since the start of the war at the end of February, the United States has promised or delivered weapons and ammunition worth more than 3.7 billion US dollars (about 3.5 billion euros) to the former Soviet republic.

Biden’s statement on Monday said he welcomed the fact that his aid package proposal appeared to have support in Congress. We must stand with Ukraine as it defends itself against Russian aggression.”

Due to urgency, he is moving away from his original suggestion that Congress decide on funds to combat the coronavirus pandemic along with the aid package for Ukraine. We cannot afford any delay in this important war effort.”

Reports related to the May 9 war in Ukraine can be found here

With materials from dpa, AFP, APA

The war in Ukraine is now entering its eighth week. Since then, the port city of Mariupol has been besieged by the Russian army – the planned escape routes have repeatedly failed. Recordings from Mariupol show the hard-earned conditions in the city.

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