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Victorious news of 797th day of war: night attack on occupied Crimea, new air defense systems from Latvia

30 April, 2024 Tuesday

A new combat brigade of border guards was established in Ukraine, and explosions were heard in the temporarily occupied Crimea


Ukraine's State Border Guard Service forms third combat brigade

On Tuesday, April 30, Ukraine’s Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko announced the establishment of the third combat brigade of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, named Hart.

April 30 is Border Guard Day in Ukraine. Klymenko congratulated Ukrainian soldiers and announced the establishment of a new brigade.

"It is symbolic to announce today the establishment of the third combat brigade of the State Border Guard Service, Hart, whose fighters are already reinforcing the Ukrainian Defense Forces on the eastern borders," the minister wrote.

Taiwan invests almost $2 million in burn treatment in Ukraine

The funds were allocated for the implementation of the international Medical aid for burns project, which aims to improve the quality of medical care for patients with burns in Ukraine.

This was reported by the Lviv City Council, according to Espreso. 

The project currently encompasses burn units in Lviv, Kyiv, and Vinnytsia, including two institutions of the First Medical Association in Lviv — St. Nicholas Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital. Patients with burn injuries will receive costly artificial skin, which has already been procured for $870,000. Additionally, the project entails acquiring essential medical equipment and consumables.

"The First Medical Association has two large burn units, one for adults and one for children. They receive people with burns from all over Ukraine. These are extremely difficult patients, so we need to create the best conditions for them so that they can recover and return to life," said Oleh Samchuk, CEO of TMO1.

Iceland's parliament adopts resolution on long-term support for Ukraine until 2028

On Tuesday, April 30, the Icelandic Parliament overwhelmingly approved a resolution proposed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs outlining Iceland's commitment to supporting Ukraine from 2024 to 2028

This information comes from the government of Iceland's official website.

"Strong support for Ukraine is the most important security issue facing Iceland and Europe. The international legal system, on which our security and standard of living are based, is threatened by Russia's brutal invasion of Ukraine. We must therefore contribute to the defense of Ukraine in a decisive and concrete way," stated Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir, Iceland's Minister of Foreign Affairs.

According to the report, the resolution focuses on providing assistance in various areas, including maintaining Ukraine's independence, sovereignty, borders, and the security of its civilian population, as well as offering humanitarian aid and support for reconstruction efforts.

Drone Army destroys hundreds of Russian strongholds in two weeks

This was reported by Minister Mykhailo Fedorov on Telegram.

"In the last two weeks alone, drones have hit 105 Russian trucks, 183 strongholds, and 68 guns. And I remind you that we have video evidence of each hit unit.

Drones are working 24/7 at the front. They are detecting Russian armored vehicles, cannons and mortars used by the Russians to attack Ukrainian positions. The importance of drones is obvious. We are working to bring more technology to the frontline," he said.

Explosions heard in Crimea at night

Explosions were heard in the temporarily occupied Simferopol and Dzhankoi on the night of April 30: Aksyonov claims ATACMS attack, Russian media reports wounded Russian military.

The Astra Telegram channel reported the explosions in Simferopol.

"Explosions were heard in Simferopol, local residents write," the message says.

According to the SHOT Telegram channel, there were loud explosions over Simferopol and Dzhankoi. Preliminary, air defense is working.

"According to SHOT subscribers, the first explosions were heard at about 1:25 am, more than ten powerful claps were heard in total," SHOT administrators wrote.

Russia’s airfield is located in Dzhankoi and one of the Russian brigades is based there.

In the morning, Vladimir Rogov, head of the Russian parliamentary commission on sovereignty, patriotic projects and support for veterans, said that Russian air defense was operating in occupied Crimea. According to him, Ukraine allegedly attacked the peninsula with ATACMS missiles.

The head of the occupation authorities of Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, said that the region was attacked by ATACMS missiles. According to him, in the area of Donske village, Simferopol district, "unexploded submunitions scattered after the ATACMS missiles were shot down."

ASTRA later clarified that five Russian soldiers were wounded in the strike on the airfield in Dzhankoi.

According to the Telegram channel's sources in the Russian Emergencies Ministry of Crimea, the strike was carried out by ballistic missiles (presumably ATACMS) at the location of the helicopter regiment of the 4th Air Force and Air Defense Command of the Southern Military District of the Russian Federation.

Ukrainian film Forever-Forever wins top prize at Istanbul Film Festival

The film Forever-Forever by Ukrainian director Anna Buryachkova won the Best Film nomination at the Istanbul International Film Festival.

The Ukrainian State Film Agency reported the information.

Ukrainian director Anna Buryachkova's feature-length debut, Forever-Forever, which explores the lives of teenagers who endured the 1990s, received the prestigious Golden Tulip award for Best Film in the International Competition program at the Istanbul International Film Festival.

Forever-Forever is a film about teenagers growing up in the 1990s. It's about the ability to defend your boundaries in every sense. It's about the pre-gadget era, when everything was electrified by hormones and flickering freedom. The film's protagonist, high school student Tonya, moves from a school in the city center to another in a residential area and finds herself in the company of desperate teenagers. Soon, Tonya falls in love with Zhurik, and later with Sanya. 

Lithuania to build 6 bomb shelters in Ukraine by year-end

Artūras Žarnovskis, head of the Lithuanian Co-create Future of Ukraine program, shared this information in an interview with Ukrinform.

Žarnovskis discussed the ongoing large-scale project in the Mykolaiv region and other regions close to the frontlines, which frequently face attacks.

"In these areas, we'll establish safe schools-shelters for wartime use. During peacetime, these shelters can serve as versatile facilities for sports, entertainment, etc.," Žarnovskis explained.

He specified that the project will focus on specific locations in six regions: Mykolaiv, Odesa, Zaporizhzhia, Sumy, and Chernihiv. The location for the sixth facility is still under consideration, with Kharkiv being the likely choice.

Latvia to provide Ukraine with aid package that includes drones, air defense systems

Prime Minister of Latvia, Evika Siliņa, shared the information on X.

The head of the Latvian government emphasized that this military assistance will help improve Ukraine's air defense and intelligence capabilities.

"The government has just approved the supply of NBS anti-aircraft guns, tactical unmanned surveillance systems and other necessary materials to the Ukrainian Armed Forces. This will help to improve both Ukraine's air defense and its intelligence capabilities," Siliņa wrote.

The Prime Minister also added that Latvia allocates about 0.25% of its GDP per year to help Ukraine.

"We will continue to support Ukraine both bilaterally and together with our allies," she assured.

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