Night attack on Pavlohrad: over 100 residential buildings and 9 schools and kindergartens damaged

Over 100 apartment blocks and houses, nine educational institutions and five shops were damaged in a Russian missile attack on the city of Pavlohrad in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast on the night of 31 April – 1 May.

24 multi-storey buildings, 80 private houses, nine schools and preschool educational institutions, and five shops have been damaged in Pavlohrad. 40 private houses have been damaged in the Verbky territorial hromada [an administrative unit designating a town, village or several villages and their adjacent territories – ed.].

The attack on the Pavlohrad district reportedly hit an industrial facility, causing a fire that was put out.

Russian attacks cause significant damage to power grid infrastructure in two regions

The Ministry of Energy of Ukraine has stated that attacks by the occupier have caused significant damage to the power grid infrastructure in Dnipropetrovsk and Kherson oblasts.

The enemy launched another large-scale attack on Ukraine on the evening of 30 April and the night of 30 April-1 May. No damage to power-generating facilities was detected.

However, there was significant damage to distribution networks. As a result, some consumers in the city of Dnipro and Dnipropetrovsk Oblast were cut off from the power grid. The situation with the power supply in Kherson Oblast has also become more complicated, with more than 11,000 customers in Kherson and 7,100 in the region without power because of the attacks.

The ministry has added that it will take several days to repair the facilities fully.

Herman Halushchenko, Minister of Energy has noted that power engineers are working to restore power supply around the clock. In particular, over the past day, more than 7,000 customers in Donetsk Oblast and about 3,000 in Sumy Oblast have been supplied with power.

Russian forces attack the city of Kherson and the oblast, private houses ablaze

The Russian occupation forces attacked the city of Kherson in southern Ukraine, causing private houses to go up in flames and injuring at least one civilian. Russian aircraft also dropped bombs on a village in Kherson Oblast.

Oleksandr Prokudin, Head of the Kherson Oblast Military Administration reported: Private houses [in Kherson] caught fire after a [Russian] attack, and firefighters were deployed to the site. There is one civilian casualty: a 30-year-old man injured his arm and was hospitalized.

Prokudin added that Kherson was still under attack at the time of writing and urged the city's residents to remain in shelters or comply with the rule of two walls [safety rule whereby a person keeps two walls without windows between them and the street during attacks ].