The town of Nova Kakhovka, located in the Kherson region, in southern Ukraine, was deprived of electricity on Saturday after “intense” artillery fire, local Ukrainian authorities installed by Russia said. Earlier today, a fire broke out at an oil depot in Sevastopol, Crimea, after a drone attack. The wire of the day of April 29.
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4:43 p.m .: Pro-Putin bikers start a “patriotic” rally to Berlin
Hundreds of Russian bikers, members of the “Night Wolves” club, loyal to the Kremlin, caused a “patriotic” rally in Moscow on Saturday, with the ambition of finishing their race on May 9 in Berlin, noted a journalist from the AFP.
The column of bikers, headed by Alexander Zaldastanov, 60, nicknamed “the surgeon”, leader and founder of the club, left from “Baik-center”, the residence of the “Night Wolves” in the south-east from Moscow.
Several rally participants held Russian and Soviet flags. Some have stuck the letters “Z” on their motorcycles, a symbol of the “Russian special military operation” in Ukraine deployed in February 2022.
4:04 p.m .: “only one drone” was able to “reach the oil reservoir” of Sevastopol, according to the governor of the port
The fire at an oil depot caused by a drone attack in Sevastopol has been completely extinguished, the governor of Crimea’s major port, appointed by Russia, said on Saturday.
Experts examined the site and “it became clear that only one drone could have reached the oil reservoir,” Mikhail Razvojayev said on Telegram. Another drone was shot down and its wreckage was found near the terminal, he added. Earlier he said there were no injuries.
Andriy Yusov, a Ukrainian military intelligence official, said that more than ten tanks with a capacity of some 40,000 tons of petroleum products intended for the Russian Black Sea Fleet were destroyed, the news agency reported. RBC-Ukraine.
He did not claim Ukraine was behind the blast, which he called a “punishment from God” after a Russian attack on a Ukrainian town on Friday.
3:53 p.m .: Five Russian villages in a region bordering Ukraine without electricity after Ukrainian artillery fire, according to local authorities
Five villages in the Russian region of Belgorod, bordering Ukraine, were deprived of electricity on Saturday after Ukrainian artillery fire, local governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said.
“The village of Novaya Tavoljanka was targeted by fire from Ukrainian forces today,” Vyacheslav Gladkov wrote on Telegram. “Transmission lines have been damaged,” he said, adding that this village and four other localities located nearby remained without electricity.
“According to initial information, no one was injured,” said Vyacheslav Gladkov.
1:33 p.m .: the city of Nova Kakhovka without electricity after “intense” artillery fire
The town of Nova Kakhovka, located in the Kherson region of southern Ukraine, was deprived of electricity on Saturday after “intense” Ukrainian artillery fire, local authorities installed by Russia said.
“Due to intense artillery fire today (…), Nova Kakhovka remained without electricity”, indicated in a press release the military and civil administration installed by Russia in this city, which envisaged 45,000 inhabitants before the start of the Russian offensive in Ukraine in February 2022.
12:28 p.m .: Poland seizes the building of the Russian Lyceum in Warsaw
Poland announced on Saturday that it had seized the building of the Russian high school in Warsaw on Saturday, an act described as “illegal” by Russia, which promised a response.
“This building will now belong to the town hall of Warsaw,” spokesman for the Polish Foreign Ministry, Lukasz Jasina, told AFP by telephone, confirming that it is a procedure of “referral by bailiff ” in the name of the municipality.
The police simply said they were just watching the proceedings and declined to comment.
Russia protested in stride. “It is an illegal act, an incursion into a diplomatic site,” said its ambassador to Warsaw, Sergei Andreyev, in a video broadcast by the Russian public news agency Ria Novosti.
“Of course, a reaction will follow”, he stressed, adding that Russia would retaliate under the “principle of reciprocity”. “The school will continue its activities in other premises of the Russian diplomatic mission, we will ensure a good end to the school year for our children and the organization of exams,” said Sergei Andreyev.
11:37 a.m .: kyiv denounces to Poland “unacceptable” trade restrictions on Ukrainian cereals
Ukraine has announced that it has given Poland a note in which it denounces the “unacceptable” trade restrictions that this country, one of its main allies in the face of the Russian invasion, imposes on Ukrainian agricultural products.
“Notes regarding the completely unacceptable situation (resulting from) trade restrictions on imports of agricultural products from Ukraine” have been translated to the Polish diplomatic representation as well as that of the European Union, the door-keeper said. speech of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kiev, Oleg Nikolenko.
9:19 a.m.: fire in an oil depot in Sevastopol after a drone attack, according to local authorities
A major fire broke out at an oil depot in Sevastopol, the main home port of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in Crimea, after a drone attack, local authorities said.
“A fire is in progress in an oil depot in Kazatchia Bay (…). According to initial information, it was caused by a drone attack”, wrote on Telegram the governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvojayev, defined that “no one was injured”.
The essence of the day of April 28
At least 26 people have been killed in a new wave of Russian strikes on Ukrainian cities, including Uman and Dnipro, as Kiev says preparations for its spring offensive are winding down.
Nine people were killed and sixteen injured in Ukrainian strikes on the Russian-held city of Donetsk.
With AFP and Reuters