Weapons won`t arrive soon

Ukraine's defense forces have already received a portion of the €1 billion package of military aid from the United States. However, the bulk of the weapons from large aid packages, including those from Germany and Britain, will arrive in Ukraine within a few months.

The New York Times writes that the main reason for such delays is logistical. Due to their size, combat vehicles, boats, guns, launchers, and air defense systems often have to be transported by sea and on heavily guarded trains.

A U.S. official speaking to the publication said that most of the weapons funded by the new U.S. aid, and even some ammunition, will likely be delivered by the end of the summer or even later.

At least 6 injured in Russian missile strike on Kharkiv

Civilians injured and facility ablaze due to Russian strike on Kharkiv – photo

At least six people were injured in a Russian missile strike on Kharkiv, officials reported on May 4.

Oleh Syniehubov, the regional governor, announced on Telegram that a civilian enterprise in the city's Industrial district was struck by the missile, causing a nearby household to catch fire.

All six of the injured are employees of the enterprise, including four women aged 18, 21, 36, and 39, and two men, both 21 years old, according to Syniehubov.

наслідки удару по Харкову 4 травня, усі фото з Telegram Олега Синєгубова

An explosion was heard in the city center before any air raid alert sounded, suggesting that the attack could have involved a ballistic missile. A large cloud of smoke was seen over the city following the strike. This incident underscores the ongoing threat to civilian areas and infrastructure in Kharkiv as Russia continues its aggressive military campaign against Ukraine.

Russia launches drone attack on Kharkiv, injuring at least 4

In the early hours of May 4, Russian forces launched drone attacks on Kharkiv, damaging civilian infrastructure and injuring at least four people, including a child. This was reported by Kharkiv Regional Governor Oleh Syniehubov on Telegram.

Russian forces carried out two drone strikes targeting infrastructure in the city's Osnoviansky district. As a result, two women, aged 52 and 89, along with a 13-year-old girl, were injured. Another woman is being treated for shock.

The 52-year-old woman and the 13-year-old girl were hospitalized following the attack, according to Syniehubov.

A large fire broke out due to falling debris from a downed Shahed-type drone. One of the targeted structures was a two-story office building.

Suspilne reported that at least two explosions were heard in Kharkiv around 1 a.m. local time.

The day before, on May 3, Russian forces attacked central Kharkiv with glide bombs, striking residential buildings and killing an 82-year-old woman. A 66-year-old man was injured in that attack, and a 78-year-old man suffered from shock. A tram carrying passengers was also damaged.

Russia has recently intensified its attacks against Kharkiv, utilizing missiles, glide bombs, and drones to destroy energy infrastructure and harm civilians. These incidents highlight the escalating threat to civilian life and infrastructure in Kharkiv, underscoring the need for increased vigilance and security measures.