Ukrainian Media: Russian Frigate "Admiral Makarov" was Hit near Snake Island

The frigate "Admiral Makarov" - one of the newest in the Russian Black Sea Fleet - was hit by Ukrainians near the notorious Snake Island, Ukrainian media reported.

So far, neither army has confirmed or denied the news.

It was reported by the Odessa edition of "Dumskaya" yesterday and spread instantly in the Ukrainian media.

Day 69 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Attacks on Azovstal resumed, US accused Russia of Annexing parts of the Country

Here are the highlights of events related to the war in Ukraine over the past 24 hours:

The attacks on the Mariupol Metallurgical Plant have resumed, a Ukrainian official was quoted as saying by BTA.

Civilians were evacuated yesterday, but hundreds remain trapped in the besieged Azovstal.

Times: Moscow has made a Decision to Attack Moldova

Moscow is already paving the way for the conquest of Moldova, the British Times writes, adding that the invasion of the former Soviet republic could take place on May 9. According to the British edition on May 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin may declare recognition of the independence of the Transnistrian Moldovan Republic.

Chief of Defense: 700-800 soldiers from Italy are Coming to Bulgaria for NATO’s Battle Group

"Between 700 and 800 soldiers from Italy will arrive in Bulgaria to participate in the NATO Multinational Battle Group on our territory." This was announced by Bulgaria's Chief of Defense Admiral Emil Eftimov in an interview with the Bulgarian National Television.

Day 60 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Zelensky will Suspend Peace Talks if Defenders of Mariupol are Killed

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has warned that he will suspend peace talks with Russia if the last defenders of Mariupol are killed. The strategically important city has been under siege by Russian forces for weeks, and planned evacuations have been canceled due to heavy shelling.

Top US officials to meet Zelensky on first wartime visit to Kiev

The United States' top diplomat and defence chief were Sunday set to make their first wartime visits to Kiev since Russia invaded Ukraine two months ago, with fierce battles raging in the east of the country.

The trip by Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin comes as the war enters its third month with thousands dead and millions displaced.

Via Southern Ukraine, Russia Eyes “Another Route” to Moldova’s Transnistria

By establishing control over southern Ukraine, Russia will secure "another route" to Moldova's breakaway region of Transnistria, where Russian troops have been based since the collapse of the Soviet Union, a senior Russian military commander was quoted as saying on Friday.