Russia launched 3rd mass air attack on Kyiv over the past 24 hours, killing at least

Russia launched yet another drone attack against Kyiv overnight on May 30, targeting Ukraine for the 17th time this month, the Kyiv City Military Administration said at around 5 a.m. local time.

The administration said that the attack was launched from different directions and in several waves using Shahed drones. According to preliminary information, Kyiv’s air defenses intercepted over 20 drones launched by Russia at the capital.

Debris from a drone fell and caused a fire in a high-rise residential building in Kyiv’s Holosiivskyi District, killing at least one person and injuring three others, the administration said. The top two floors were destroyed, and there may be people under the rubble, the administration added. All emergency services are working on the site.

Debris that fell over Kyiv’s Darnytskyi District caused a fire in a house and damaged cars. According to Kyiv Mayor Vitalii Klitschko, three cars caught fire in Kyiv’s central Pecherskyi District.

Debris also fell on the forested area in the city’s Dniprovskyi District, an enterprise in Sviatoshynskyi District, and a non-residential building in Podilskyi District, the Kyiv City Military Administration said. No casualties have been reported at this time in these districts.

Air raid alerts were active in the city for around three hours.

Power outages reported in several Ukrainian regions, Ukrenergo pledges to restore supply shortly

Emergency power outages were introduced in parts of Kyiv, Kharkiv, Poltava, Vinnytsia, and Sumy around noon on May 30 due to a decrease in the system's frequency, reported Ukraine's Energy Ministry.

The reason for the shutdowns is still unclear, as electricity generation fully covers current consumption. The Russian overnight attack on Kyiv Oblast didn't cause any damage to the energy infrastructure, according to the ministry.

Ukraine's state energy operator Ukrenergo pledged to restore the power supply to all consumers "in the next few hours."

According to Ukrenegro, several major high-voltage lines in the power system were accidentally disconnected, which made the emergency mechanism cut off power in parts of Ukraine. The incident is being investigated.

Earlier, the Energy Ministry reported that Russian attacks against Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Sumy, and Kharkiv oblasts caused blackouts in some frontline settlements.

Part of the consumers in Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, and Chernihiv oblasts are still without electricity due to earlier Russian strikes, the ministry added.

Russian forces shell 10 Ukrainian regions over the past day, killing 4, injuring 45

Russia carried out mass strikes against Ukraine over the past day, killing at least four people and injuring at least 45 in 10 different oblasts.

Russian forces shelled Kherson Oblast 52 times, using artillery, mortar, and drones, killing one person, Governor Oleksandr Prokudin wrote.

The city of Kherson was hit 10 times.

According to Prokudin, Russia targeted mainly residential areas.

In Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Russia carried out 65 strikes against 14 cities and villages, governor Yurii Malashko reported.

Huliaipole and Mala Tokmachka were hit by air strikes, Novoandriivka, Charivne, Olhivske, and Kamianske were attacked by drones, while missile artillery targeted Yehorivka and again Novoandriivka.

Fifty-five artillery strikes hit Zaliznychne, Huliaipole, Malynivka, and other villages. According to Malashko, there were 12 cases of property damage but no casualties.

Over the past day, Russia attacked Sumy Oblast 17 times, targeting a number of communities including Esman, Velyka Pysarivka, Krasnopillia, Bilopilsk, and more, the Regional Military Administration wrote.

There were 48 explosions reported during the day of May 29 and 32 during the last night.

There were no casualties but an agricultural object in the Esman community caught on fire. Russia launched yet another drone attack against Kyiv Oblast overnight on May 30, targeting Ukraine for the 17th time this month.

In the capital, one 33-year-old woman died as a result of the strike, and nine people suffered injuries.

IMF reaches agreement to lend $900 million to Ukraine

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) reported on May 30 that it had reached a staff-level agreement with Ukrainian officials that could lead to the disbursement of a $900 million tranche under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) Arrangement.

According to the IMF, the agreement pertained to an "updated set of economic and financial policies" during the first-year review.

The IMF's EFF arrangement, typically lasting three to four years, is meant to provide extended financial support to countries in need and stabilize their economies.

The IMF's executive board still needs to approve the agreement in order for the $900 million tranche to be disbursed. Ukraine's EFF arrangement amounts to around $15.6 billion.

Gavin Gray, who led the IMF's team, said that "all quantitative performance criteria for end-April and structural benchmarks through end-May were met."

Ukraine's economy has "shown remarkable resilience" and "economic activity in the first quarter rebounded strongly," he said.

According to Gray, Ukraine's economy was expected to recover as it continued to adapt to wartime circumstances.