Current War Situation in Ukraine

  • Bakhmut still remains the hottest point on the war map.
  • More than 25,000 russians are trying to take Bakhmut.
  • Approximately the same number (20,000 russians) have already died there.  
  • The total russian losses in the Bakhmut direction, including the wounded, are  approximately 100,000 people.
  • From the beginning of May, russian forces have attacked Ukrainian cities with drones and missiles.

They continue to shell cities and villages close to their positions.

April 28

  • 2 missiles hit residential building  in Uman (Cherkasy oblast).
  • 26 people died, including 6  children.
  • Shelled Dnipro. A 2-year-old girl and her mother were killed.
  • Kyiv also was attacked. All the missiles (11) and two unmanned aerial vehicles were shot.


May 3

  • attack on Kherson.
  • A railway station, a crossing, a house, a hardware store, a grocery supermarket, a gas station were destroyed.
  • 21 people killed. ALL CIVILIANS!

May 8

  • Attack on Ukraine, using Iranian Shahed drones.  russians used 35 drones. All were shot!
  • 30 drones aimed at Kiev.
  • Due to falling debris, 7 cars were damaged, and 1 burnt.  Residential building was damaged.
  • The tank with 5 tons of fuel was damaged (no ignition).
  • 15 trucks and 5 passenger cars were damaged in the parking lot.
  • The high-pressure gas pipe was damaged with the subsequent burning of the  gas torch.
  • 5 people were injured. All alive!

May 7

  • russian forces attacked Odessa by Kh-22 missiles.
  • Used strategic bombers from Sevastopol (occupied city in Crimea).
  • A fire broke out there on an area of more than 6,000 square meters (the warehouses of the food company).
  • The recreation area was also damaged


As of May 5, 2023

  • 2,32 mln ha of spring crops have already been planted in Ukraine;
  • 14 oblasts began sugar beet planting;
  • planting of sunflowers is carried out in all oblasts;
  • 19 oblasts began planting of soybeans.

Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine


  • Grain prices in Ukraine depend on weather conditions, yields, domestic and  international supply as well as demand, world grain prices, economic  conditions and exchange rates.
  • At the end of April, decrease of grain prices in Ukraine was recorded. The low activity of buyers in the domestic market and problems with exports continued  to have a negative impact on the balance of supply and demand.


  • Since the beginning of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, about 29,5 mln tons of agricultural products have been exported.
  • April 17-23, 2023 – during the 38th week of operation of the “grain corridor” 668,4 th. tons of agricultural products were exported, which is 5% less than a week before.
  • April 24-30, 2023 – during the 39th week of operation of the “grain corridor” 450.3 th. tons of agricultural products were exported, which is 31% less than a week before.
  • Last week, 11 ships left the ports of Odesa, which is the lowest weekly figure since  the beginning of the year.
  • In April, Ukraine exported 3.9 mln tons of grain and 564.2 th. tons of vegetable oils.
  • The export of oil crops fell by 68% – to 216.6 th. tons.
  • April 26 – russia blocked the operation of the “grain corridor” once again.
  • May 5 – negotiations on the continuation of the “grain agreement”. No agreement on new permits for vessels.
  • The “grain agreement” is valid until May 18. Previously, russia threatened to withdraw from the agreement.
  • May 5 (Friday) – failure to authorize new ships under a deal, allowing safe exports of  Ukrainian grain though Black Sea.


Import Ban for Ukraine

April 28, 2023

  • The European Commission and Poland reached an agreement on  banning the import of five agricultural products (wheat, corn, rapeseed  and sunflower) from Ukraine to Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and  Bulgaria.
  • The agreement contains the obligation of Poland and other countries to  abandon the unilateral blocking of food imports from Ukraine.
  • Transit through these countries will be allowed.
  • The ban on the import of these five goods constitutes 90% of all  imports from Ukraine.

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