Russia Ukraine War April 28 Updates: Russian President Vladimir Putin has once again warned the West to stop helping the Ukrainian forces with constant supplies of weaponry. In his St Petersburg address to the Russian lawmakers, Putin said that the Western nations will face ‘lightning-fast’ retaliation if they intervene in Ukraine. Putin has accused the US and other Nato nations of aggravating the conflict by supplying ammunitions to the Ukrainian defence forces. The statement comes after the European leaders lambasted Russia for stopping the gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria. European Commission has called the step taken by Gazprom as a ‘blackmail’. Several European nations have asked for clearer guidelines on the payment in roubles. As the fighting continues in Ukraine, here are the top updates on Day 64 of the war:
1: UN Secretary General António Guterres has reached Kyiv after his visit to Moscow. The United Nations is working with experts to facilitate the complex evacuation in besieged areas of Mariupol.
2: Latest analysis by the US Naval Institute reveals that Russians have deployed trained military dolphins at its naval base located in the Black Sea. Russia has been training the dolphins since the Cold War days.
3: IT giant Microsoft has released a report that shows how Russia-backed cyberattacks have destroyed critical data of several firms situated in Ukraine. The cyberattacks coincided with the physical assault on that facility, the Microsoft report says.
4: The White House has said that Russia is ‘weaponizing’ the energy supplies as Gazprom says that more nations will face gas shutdown.
5: In his latest address, Ukrainian President Zelensky says that the war that began on February 24 has cost his country around $600 billion.