Russia's military invasion of Ukraine continues.

Russian and Ukrainian forces continue to fight in various parts of Ukraine, and many civilians have fled the country.

We will keep you updated on the developments surrounding the situation in Ukraine on the 3rd (Japan time), including the situation of the battle and the diplomacy of the countries involved.

(There is a 7 hour time difference between Japan and Ukraine, and a 6 hour time difference with Moscow, Russia)

Ukraine holds professional soccer match with spectators for first time since invasion

Since the start of Russia's military invasion in February 2022, Ukraine's professional soccer league has been holding matches without spectators for safety reasons, but in response to strong requests from fans and players, the government has decided to Starting late last month, spectators were allowed to attend stadiums, with a cap set on the number of spectators depending on the size of the evacuation center.

The 1,800 tickets for the match between the local powerhouse Dynamo Kiv and a club from Odesa in the south, held in the capital Kiv on the 2nd, were sold out, with families waiting to watch the game and soldiers returning from the battlefield. It was packed.

At the venue, all players from both teams entered the venue wearing Ukrainian flags, and after a moment of silence was held for the victims of the battle, the match began, with the audience repeatedly cheering loudly from the main stand.

In the match, Dynamo Kiev won the match 1-0 with the support of the local fans, and the visitors applauded the players and seemed to enjoy watching a game at the venue for the first time in a while.

Russian Foreign Minister comments on leak of German talks

Concerning the leak of the contents of discussions involving German military leaders regarding military aid to Ukraine to the Russian side, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov said on the 2nd in Turkey, where he was staying, ``About the conflict between German Chancellor Scholz and the German military. "It also revealed a cunning plan of how they are preparing attacks on Crimean bridges and military installations."

Foreign Minister Lavrov did not say whether Russia was involved in the leak, saying, ``I disclosed it myself.''

Germany begins investigation after details of negotiations on support for Ukraine are leaked to Russia

On the 1st, the editor-in-chief of Russia's state television, RT, posted on social media more than 30 minutes of audio purporting to be of German military discussions regarding military aid to Ukraine.

The audio posted was of a discussion attended by the head of the Luftwaffe, General Gerhardts, and other topics, including whether Ukraine could operate the long-range cruise missiles that Ukraine is seeking to provide without the involvement of the German military. It is said that

Regarding this audio, a spokesperson for the German Ministry of Defense told multiple media outlets on the 2nd that, although he declined to say whether the details of what was said were true, he acknowledged that the talks had taken place, and that the audio may have been wiretapped. I made it clear.

Media reported that the talks took place online last month, but details such as who was wiretapping and how, and how the Russians were involved, are not yet known.

In response to this incident, Prime Minister Scholz told reporters on the 2nd at the Vatican, where he was visiting, that it was a ``very serious situation,'' and that an investigation had begun.

At least 7 people killed in Russian attack on Odesa, Ukraine

According to the Ukrainian military, there were missile and drone attacks from the Russian side on cities in the east and south from the 1st to the 2nd, including damage to an apartment building in Odesa in the south.

In Odesa, rescue efforts continue from the destroyed buildings, and according to Ukraine's Emergency Situations Agency, at least seven people have died, including a four-month-old infant and a three-year-old child, and eight others have been injured. It means that I did it.

On the 2nd, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy released a video message strongly condemning Russia, calling it ``terrorism meant to intimidate people,'' and stating that ``delays in providing weapons such as air defense systems are leading to loss of life.'' , appealed to Europe and the United States to urgently provide further military support, including air defense systems.