Russia attacks Ukraine: live update, May 2022

On February 24, 2022, Russian Federation started a full-scale military invasion in Ukraine.



21:10 Serhii Haidai, head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration

In one of the Russian airstrikes on Sievierodonetsk, where fierce battles continue, a tank with nitric acid was hit at a chemical plant, causing a leak

17:41 Security Service of Ukraine

In the Volnovakha district of the Donetsk region, the Ukrainian military captured a sniper of the Russian army. During interrogations at the Security Service of Ukraine, he said that they were ordered to sign an agreement to kill civilians

12:59 Ukrinform

Two Russian servicemen, Aleksandr Bobykin and Aleksandr Ivanov, who had shelled Kharkiv region from Grad multiple rocket launchers, were sentenced to 11 years and 6 months in prison.

9:15 Serhii Haidai, head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration

The Russian military are controlling part of Sievierodonetsk and planning an operation to clear the surrounding villages. The Lysychansk-Bakhmut route is not controlled by Russian troops but is constantly under fire 

9:08 Prosecutor General’s Office

Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, 243 Ukrainian children have died, 446 children have been injured. Most victims among children are from the Donetsk region. 

8:44 Charles Michel, President of the European Council 

EU member states have reached an agreement that will impose a partial embargo on the purchase of Russian oil, disconnect Russia’s Sberbank from the international payment system SWIFT, and ban three more Russian state broadcasters.

8:03 Valentyn Reznichenko, head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration 

The enemy continues to shell the Zelenodolsk community of the Dnipropetrovsk region. People were not affected – NV reports

7:42 Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration

The invaders launched a missile strike on Sloviansk overnight, killing at least 3 people and injuring 6.

7:22 General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

In the Donetsk direction, the occupiers fired at Ukrainian troops with mortars, artillery and multiple rocket launchers along the line of contact. The main efforts of the occupying forces are focused on establishing control over the city of Sievierodonetsk

6:15 Petro Andriushchenko, advisor to the mayor of Mariupol

In Mariupol, the occupying forces have started the procedure of accepting documents for obtaining Russian passports.

5:51 Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine (as of May 29), the OHCHR has recorded 4,074 deaths and 4,826 injuries to civilians in Ukraine [conservative estimates, real numbers are likely higher]. 

4:12 Operational Command SouthThe Ukrainian Armed Forces have killed 78 Russian troops and destroyed Russian tanks, howitzers, and other equipment while defending the southern borders of Ukraine.