War in Ukraine. Daily update. Day 97 [10.00 am, 31.05.2022🇷🇸🇪🇸🇦🇪🇯🇵🇭🇷🇩🇪🇨🇿]

The Ministry of Defense of UK indicates Russia’s capture of Lyman supports its operational main effort, which likely remains the encirclement of Severodonetsk and the closure of the pocket around Ukrainian forces in Luhansk region. Overall military goal of Russia is to take full control of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions. The Russian military shelled an officially approved armored evacuation vehicle in the Luhansk region, killing a French journalist and halting the evacuation of ten people. Heavy shelling in the Donetsk region damaged a branch of the ammonia pipeline. A cloud of toxic gas has affected several villages, thus the authorities urged people to seek shelter and use all the necessary precautions. The Russians continue shelling border districts of the Sumy region.

War in Ukraine. Daily update. Day 95-96 [10.00 am, 29-30.05.2022 🇬🇧🇸🇰🇪🇸🇭🇷]

Sumy and Chernihiv regions remain the target for the Russian army. On Sunday, Russian forces fired 10 times at border areas there from the territory of Russia. Over the weekend, Russian aircraft bombed a church and a kindergarten in Sumy region. Russian forces shelled a Mykolaiv residential district, damaging 3 apartment blocks.

Kyiv as a Function: Ukraine’s Capital in the Photographic Narratives of the Russian Empire and the USSR 🇬🇧🇺🇦

In the popular Soviet comedy “Kidnapping, Caucasian Style,” there was this episode: comrade Saakhov, a character representing a cunning and hypocritical official from the national periphery, teaches a naive but honest student, Shurik: “Everyone knows that the Kuzbass is an all-Union smithy, Kuban is an all-Union granary, so the Caucasus is an all-Union what?”

War in Ukraine. Daily update. Day 88-89 [10.00 am, 22-23.05.2022 🇪🇸🇸🇰🇬🇪🇭🇷🇯🇵🇨🇿🇳🇱]

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy reported that the situation in Donbas is extremely difficult as the Russian army continues its attempt to advance on Sloviansk and Sievierodonetsk. Over the weekend, the Russians fired at a music school in Svyatogorsk in the Donetsk region.