May 2, 2022 | Daily briefing


The RF is constantly recruiting new saboteurs. As Advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs Rostyslav Smyrnov notes in his interview to Ukrainian TV channels, identification of such individuals will never end even after the war.

“I can’t give you exact numbers, but I am convinced they are quite numerous. Many are exposed, many are being examined by law enforcement officers, and there are those yet to come. They are constantly being recruited, for financial reasons, some ideological motives, perhaps, due to intimidation, etc.,” said Smirnov.


Deputy Prime Minister for reintegration of temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine Iryna Vereshchuk says that the situation at the Azovstal Iron and Steel plant in Mariupol has acquired signs of a humanitarian disaster.

“No matter how the military situation around Mariupol develops, we will fight for each of our soldiers and civilians remaining in the city. The Mariupol humanitarian operation will continue until we achieve our goals, i.e. saving lives of our citizens,” stressed the Minister.


Almost 4.5 million tonnes of grain are blocked at Ukrainian seaports. According to Martin Frick of the U.N. World Food Programme, the products cannot be exported because sea routes are closed due to the war.


In his report on the night of May 2, Head of Sumy RMA Dmitry Zhivitsky said that provocations and shelling by Russia would be possible in the coming days.

According to his information, an unmanned device was seen flying over Sumy oblast along the border.


Russian hostile troops are shelling and striking railroad facilities in Ukraine on a daily basis. This was announced by Head of Ukrzaliznytsia Alexander Kamyshyn during the all-Ukrainian telethon.

“Every day, we have destroyed infrastructure, tracks, bridges, contact network, and buildings,” says the UZ head.


The Russian army creates conditions and prepares for an offensive at Severodonetsk and Slovyansk, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The RF continues its full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine and offensive actions in the Eastern operational zone.


In Dnipropetrovsk oblast, a missile hit an elevator and destroyed a grain storehouse, according to Valentin Reznichenko, Head of Dnipropetrovsk RMA.


On the morning of May 2, 2022, the official number of child victims was unchanged that is 219. The number of the wounded rose – up to 405, as reported by the Office of the Prosecutor General.

As a result of the daily bombing and shelling by the RAF, 1,570 educational institutions have been damaged, 111 of them are completely destroyed.


Yesterday, the invaders hit the multi-storey buildings in Orikhovo. As a result of the shelling, four people were taken to hospital with injuries of various severity, two other men died from shrapnel wounds, as reported by the Zaporizhzhia Regional Hospital.


The Russian invaders have enhanced radio-electronic warfare in Izium, Kharkiv oblast. There has been no communication with the city for about a week, according to the report by Head of the department of Izium City Council Maksim Strelnik on May 2.

In Izium, hospitals, kindergartens and about 80% of multi-storey residential buildings have been completely destroyed; there is no water, gas, heating, or power. After unsuccessful misinformation of people, the invaders in cooperation with local traitors have organized forced deportation from the city.


Russian hostile troops have damaged or destroyed about 3,000 civilian facilities on the territory of Mykolaiv oblast, according to the data provided by Mykolaiv RMA.

Among the damaged and destroyed objects, there are 2,154 residential buildings, 29 medical institutions, 145 educational institutions, 67 cultural institutions, 25 industrial facilities, 109 gas supply facilities, 243 power supply facilities, 8 water supply facilities, 49 heat supply facilities and 157 other non-military facilities.


In Mariupol, the invaders have completely shut down all information channels to the outer world. Because of this, local residents cannot find out true information about the situation in Ukraine, says Adviser to the Mayor of Mariupol Petro Andryushchenko.


Russian occupation forces are taking corpses out of Mariupol in “humanitarian cargo” vehicles: trucks delivering “humanitarian aid” to the city are picking up the bodies of the dead on the way back, reports Adviser to the Mayor of Mariupol Petro Andryushchenko.


‘ZooPatrul’ NGO found and rescued a cat from the seventh floor of a bombed building in Borodyanka, Kyiv Region.


One of the best educational institutions in Luhansk region – Lysychansk gymnasium – burned down. Yesterday a fire broke out in the gymnasium as a result of targeted shelling. It burned for several hours. The fire completely destroyed more than a century-old architectural monument.

It was built in the late 19th century, the gymnasium is part of the ensemble of Belgian architectural heritage of Lysychansk.


Odesa was hit by missiles again, the Operational Command South reports. The city’s infrastructure, in particular one of the religious buildings were damaged. A 15-year-old boy died and an underage girl was hospitalized.


The has been no contact with the residents of the occupied Izium, Kharkiv region, for a week, and there are many invaders in the city itself, says the head of the Izium military and civil administration Stepan Maselsky.

He says that if previously it was still possible to call someone there, now the connection is paralyzed – it is being jammed by the invaders. According to the military and civil administration estimates, the city has about 10,000 residents (before the war there had been more than 45,000 inhabitants). Due to the lack of humanitarian corridors and the constant shelling, people from Izyum have not been able to evacuate since March 12.

“Some people are trying to leave on their own. Some succeed, others do not. One time they [Russians] let them go, the next time they do not. There are many invaders, equipment in the city of Izium, and hence we have these problems,” Maselsky said.


The so-called “Mayor” of Berdyansk, appointed by the occupation forces, had been previously convicted of pedophilia, says Mykhailo Podoliak, an adviser to the head of the President’s Office.

“The army of looters and rapists continues to conduct negative selection, demonstrating what the ‘Russian world’ really is,” he wrote on Twitter.


Russia is preparing to openly announce a mass-mobilization for the war against Ukraine on Victory Day on May 9, reports Kirill Budanov, head of the Defense Ministry’s Main Intelligence Directorate.

“Now the Russian reserve has begun to check what they actually have in stock and calculate what that they can issue upon mobilization orders. This is an absolutely necessary step before the start of real mobilization,” Budanov said.


Russian military shelled Korabelny district of Mykolaiv, the Mayor of the city Mr Senkevich reports. Metal household cabins caught on fire.