May Day artillery duels and rocket attacks in Ukraine

KIEV (dpa-AFX) – Russian rocket attacks and artillery duels killed several people in Ukraine on May 1st. According to the General Staff in Kiev, the Russian military used cruise missiles and fighter jets. Several civilians were killed or injured in attacks in the east of the country and in central Ukraine. In addition, numerous residential buildings and infrastructure objects were damaged or destroyed, it said.

In the Zaporizhia region in central Ukraine, the Russian and Ukrainian military engaged in intense artillery duels throughout the day. At least two civilians were killed and 14 others injured in Mikhailovka, which was occupied by Russian troops, the Russian state agency TASS reported, citing local authorities. The information provided by the warring parties could not initially be checked independently.

New explosions over the occupied Black Sea peninsula of Crimea caused unrest among the local population on Monday. According to Russian media, a Ukrainian drone was shot down by anti-aircraft guns in the west of the peninsula. A fuel depot in the port city of Sevastopol caught fire last weekend as a result of a drone attack./cha/DP/he