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Breaking News & Live Updates on 02-05-2024

Stay on top of Russia-Ukraine war 02-05-2024 developments on the ground with KyivPost fact-based news, exclusive video footage, photos and updated war maps.

Breaking News & Live Updates on 02-05-2024

Kremlin-Installed Minister Reportedly Dies in Lysychansk Attack, Occupational Authorities Report

Kremlin-Installed Minister Reportedly Dies in Lysychansk Attack, Occupational Authorities Report
This grab from a handout footage released by the Russian Emergencies Ministry on February 3, 2024, shows rescuers clearing rubble, taking out victims' bodies and searching for survivors inside a destroyed bakehouse hit by recent shelling in the city of Lysychansk. Ukrainian shelling on the eastern occupied city of Lysychansk killed at least 20 people, Russia said Saturday, with at least 10 others wounded and rescue operations ongoing. (Photo by Handout / Russian Emergencies Ministry / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Russian Emergencies Ministry" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
The self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic announced the death of its Minister of Emergency Situations following a strike on a local bakery reportedly frequented by collaborators.

Russian Shelling of Kherson Kills Four, Official Says

Russian Shelling of Kherson Kills Four, Official Says
Photo:Kherson Prosecutor's Office
Among the dead were two men aged 45 and 50 who were in a car, a woman on the street and a 60-year old man in the city centre.

President Zelensky – Time for Clarity

President Zelensky – Time for Clarity
As disconcerting rumors continue to circulate, Ukraine's citizens and its supporters expect greater transparency from President Zelensky and the Office of the President.

New EU Sanctions Package Weakest Yet — Radio Liberty

New EU Sanctions Package Weakest Yet — Radio Liberty
The package of restrictions that the EU is preparing to coincide with the anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion will be limited in scope and number of individuals and legal entities targeted.

In Ukraine, a Russian Surgeon Atones for Putin's War

In Ukraine, a Russian Surgeon Atones for Putin's War
Russian doctor, Andrei Volna talks to AFP journalists, in the military hospital in Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on January 26, 2024, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Sergei SUPINSKY / AFP)
Andrei Volna, a 61-year-old medical professional from Moscow, moved to Ukraine with his wife and three children to use his skills and help the locals.

Eurotopics: Ukraine - Power Struggle Between President and Army Chief?

Eurotopics: Ukraine - Power Struggle Between President and Army Chief?
In this handout photograph taken and released by Ukrainian Presidential press-service on July 28, 2023, Ukraine's military commander-in-chief, Valery Zaluzhny (C) stands in attention as he takes part in the Day of Ukrainian Statehood ceremony marking the 30th anniversary of Ukrainian independence, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Handout / UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO /HO/Ukrainian Presidential press-service " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
A selection of what European papers are saying.

Fresh US Senate Border-Ukraine Bill Faces Republican Buzzsaw

Fresh US Senate Border-Ukraine Bill Faces Republican Buzzsaw
The American flag flies at half-staff outside the US Capitol before a ceremony for late Senator Harry Reid in Washington, DC on January 12, 2022. (Photo by Al Drago / POOL / AFP)
It is not clear that the 370-page bill has the 60 backers it will need to advance from the first procedural vote in the 100-seat, Democratic-controlled Senate, expected on Wednesday at the latest.

Vitaliy Kim: We Don’t See Russia Preparing Offensive on Mykolaiv

Vitaliy Kim: We Don’t See Russia Preparing Offensive on Mykolaiv
Head of Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration Vitaliy Kim
According to the popular politician and Ukrainian cheerleader, Russian missiles and drones mostly fly and get shot down over the Mykolaiv region where he’s governor and military administration chief.

ISW Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, February 4, 2024

ISW Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, February 4, 2024
ISW - map.
Latest from the Institute for the Study of War.

‘The Threat Remains Constant and Severe’ – War in Ukraine Update for Feb 5

‘The Threat Remains Constant and Severe’ – War in Ukraine Update for Feb 5
This handout photograph taken and released by the Ukrainian Presidential press service on February 4, 2024, shows President Volodymyr Zelensky (R) talking with a soldier during his visit to Zaporizhzhia region, amid Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Handout / UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE / AFP)
Zelensky “close to explosions” on front lines; Moscow made some gains around Avdiivka and Bakhmut; Luhansk attack reportedly killed 28, another killed in Donetsk; AFU lit up Volgograd oil refinery