Russian sources confirm that the Armed Forces Ukraine has counterattacked near Novoselivs’ke-Kuzemivka, in the Svatove axis and regained several strategic positions, previously occupied by Russian forces.
Former commander of the Russian 72nd brigade which reportedly took heavy losses near Andriivka and Klishchiivka is complaining about heavy losses, lack of professionalism and hiding the truth.
New footage appeared from Russian VDV units attacking Ukrainian forward positions just west of Verbove, confirming a further Ukrainian advance near the settlement.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dismissed Volodymyr Havrylov, Rostyslav Zamlynskyi, Hanna Maliar, Denys Sharapov, Andriy Shevchenko and Vitaliy Deynega from the position of Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine.
South Korea will send two K600 Rhino minefield breaching vehicles to Ukraine. At the G7 Summit in Hiroshima in May, President Yoon promised Zelenskyi to send nonlethal equipment and give postwar reconstruction assistance.
Germany announced a new military aid package for Ukraine worth €400 million. It will consist of ammunition, artillery and mortar shells, armored vehicles, demining systems, clothing and electricity and heat generators.