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Drone strike at Russia's Ryazan oil refinery, new terms for F-16 deliveries to Ukraine - Wednesday brief

Drone strike at Russia's Ryazan oil refinery, new terms for F-16 deliveries to Ukraine - Wednesday brief RBC-Ukraine collage

Ukrainian military attacked the Ryazan oil refinery with drones. Meanwhile, the Air Force announced new terms for F-16 fighter jet deliveries to Ukraine.

Read more about what happened on Wednesday, May 1.

Defense Intelligence of Ukraine launches drone attack on Ryazan oil refinery, sources say

As a result of an operation by the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine on the night of May 1, the Ryazan oil refinery was hit by drones in Russia, according to RBC-UKraine sources in the special services.

First F-16s may arrive in Ukraine after Easter - Air Force

The first F-16 fighter jets could arrive in Ukraine after Ukrainian Easter on May 5. However, the delivery date has been subject to several changes, says a spokesperson for the Ukrainian Air Force, Illia Yevlash.

Baltic presidents urge EU to start Ukraine's assession negotiations

The Presidents of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania - Alar Karis, Edgars Rinkēvičs, and Gitanas Nauseda - have issued a joint statement on the 20th anniversary of the Baltic countries' accession to the European Union.

They have urged for the opening of accession negotiations with Ukraine and Moldova in June of this year.

Some allies permit Ukraine to strike Russia with Western arms - Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Western partners have already provided Ukraine with weaponry that has no restrictions on strikes against the territory of the Russian Federation, according to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, Baiba Braže.

At the same time, she stated that this is not the information that should be announced publicly.

US to replace Bradley transferred to Ukraine with new version

The United States has plans to replace every Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle transferred to Ukraine with a new version of such equipment. the Program Executive Office Ground Combat Systems on Facebook.

"The M2A4E1 is the most modern and survivable version of the Bradley as a result of integrating an Iron Fist Active Protection System," says the statement of the Program Executive Office Ground Combat Systems.

Defense Intelligence discloses Russia's missile stockpiles and production dynamics

Currently, the Russian Federation has about 270 units of ZM-14 Iskander cruise missiles. The enemy produces up to 40 units per month, according to the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine.

Zelenskyy announces seven more agreements on security commitments

Ukraine is preparing seven more new agreements on security commitments. One of these agreements will be signed with the United States of America, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.