Overnight on Sunday to Monday (30 April - 1 May), Russia launched another large-scale missile attack on Ukraine, in which 15 out of 18 missiles were shot down by air defense, according to Ukrainian authorities.
Strikes in the central-eastern Dnipropetrovsk Oblast injured 34 people, including five children, according to Governor Serhiy Lysak.
Today, on Monday (1 May), Kazakhstan is marking the Kazakhstan People's Unity Day.
Signed into law on 18 October 1995 and first celebrated in 1996, the Kazakhstan People's Unity Day celebrates the diverse cultural and ethnic background of Kazakh citizens and the Kazakh nation, especially emphasising peaceful inter-ethnic relations between ethnic Kazakhs and minorities.
It is a public holiday in Kazakhstan, and the day represents values of friendship, solidarity, trust and mutual respect.
The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have announced a funding package worth €18bn to boost investments in climate action and sustainable economies, the European External Action Service (EEAS) reports.
In a press release, EEAS say that, "this will boost investment in Global Gateway's priority areas – climate action, clean energy and connectivity – in Europe's partner countries around the world. In particular, these projects will aim to help bridge the global climate finance gap and support prevention, adaptation and mitigation."
The European Union and Kazakhstan have begun talks on how to prevent the re-export of sanctioned good to Russia, said International Special Envoy for the Implementation of EU Sanctions David O’Sullivan at a press conference during his visit to the Kazakh capital of Astana on 24 April.