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Kyiv may use British weapons to strike targets inside Russia, Cameron says. "Ukraine has that right. Just as Russia is striking inside Ukraine, you can quite understand why Ukraine feels the need to make sure it's defending itself."

Military intelligence general: Chasiv Yar's fall probably a matter of time. "Not today or tomorrow, of course, but all depending on our reserves and supplies," a military intelligence deputy head, Major General Vadym Skibitsky, said in an interview with The Economist published on May 2.

Ukraine rises in World Press Freedom Index despite constraints of full-scale war. Ukraine rose from 79th to 61st place in the 2024 World Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on May 3.

Bloomberg: US leading efforts within G7 to develop $50 billion aid package to Ukraine. The United States is leading talks among the Group of Seven (G7) nations to develop a military aid package to Ukraine worth up to $50 billion, Bloomberg reported on May 3. The package would reportedly be funded by the profits generated by accrued interest on frozen Russian assets.

USAID allocates over $250 million to Ukraine's agricultural sector. More than $250 million will be allocated to rebuild and expand Ukraine's agricultural sector under the new USAID Harvest program, Deputy Agricultural Minister Denys Bashlyk said on May 3.

Ukrainian soldiers operate a drone during training of the 22nd brigade in Donetsk oblast on May 3, 2024. (Diego Herrera Carcedo/Anadolu via Getty Images)

Commander: Russia aims to completely occupy 3 oblasts in 2024. Russia's goal in 2024 is to completely occupy Donetsk, Luhansk, and, if possible, Zaporizhzhia oblasts, Ukraine's Ground Forces Commander Oleksandr Pavliuk told The Times on May 2.

Media: Italy to give Ukraine SAMP/T system in new aid package. The Italian government is readying its new defense aid package for Ukraine that will include, among others, a SAMP/T air defense system, the Italian news outlet La Repubblica reported on May 2.

German company to deliver 6 more TRML-4D radars to Ukraine. Hensoldt, a German defense manufacturer, will provide Ukraine with six more TRML-4D radars by the end of 2024, the company said on May 3.

US intelligence: Putin spends record amounts on military over 'paranoid fear' of West limiting Russia's power. "Putin continues to believe that Russia is under threat and almost certainly assumes that a larger, better-equipped military will convey that opinion to Western and domestic audiences," Director of U.S. National Intelligence Avril Haines said.

Zelensky: Ukraine facing 'new stage' in war as Russia preparing to expand offensive. Ukraine is facing "a new stage" in the Russia's full-scale war, President Volodymyr Zelensky said during a meeting with border guards in Khmelnytskyi Oblast on May 3.
Crazywaterspring · 61-69, M
Better those weapons are tested by Ukraine rather than continued genocide against the Palestinians.
Too bad Europe can't unite and cooperate. NATO would bomb their pipelines if they tried. Oh wait...

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