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Ukraine managed to return the bodies of 79 fallen soldiers, the Ministry for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories announced on its website on May 30. The bodies will be returned to their families and loved ones for burial.
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Ukraine’s parliament adopted a law allowing insurance of investments in Ukraine against war risks. The law expands the capabilities of the Export Credit Agency, allowing it to insure both domestic and foreign investments against the risks caused by armed aggression or terrorism.
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According to the report, Russia has also lost 3,802 tanks, 7,469 armored fighting vehicles, 6,219 vehicles and fuel tanks, 3,445 artillery systems, 575 multiple launch rocket systems, 332 air defense systems, 313 airplanes, 298 helicopters, 3,092 drones, and 18 boats.
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"Yesterday, Russian border guards celebrated their professional holiday. The fighters of the Russian Volunteer Corps congratulated them by successfully crossing the 'holey' state border once again," one of the Russian militia groups fighting on Ukraine's side said on May 29.
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Russian troops hit the villages of Kozatske and Zolota Balka in Ukraine's southern Kherson Oblast on May 29, the regional administration reported. A 61-year-old man was killed in his house as a result of the Kozatske shelling, according to the report.

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106 Bakhmut defenders return home from Russian captivity

by The Kyiv Independent news desk May 25, 2023 3:07 PM 1 min read
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Presidential Office head Andrii Yermak reported on May 25 that 106 Ukrainian prisoners of war had returned home from Russian captivity as part of a prisoner exchange.

All of the freed POWs had defended Donetsk Oblast’s city of Bakhmut, said Yermak. Among them were 98 privates and sergeants, as well as eight officers.

“They fought for Bakhmut and performed a feat that prevented the enemy from advancing further into our east. Each of them is a hero of our state,” added Yermak.

According to the Coordinating Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War, 68 released soldiers were considered missing.

The freed prisoners included personnel from Ukraine’s Armed Forces, border guards, and a State Transport Special Service employee, the headquarters wrote.

During the prisoner exchange, the bodies of two foreigners and a Ukrainian woman were also repatriated, reads the report.

According to the headquarters, 2340 people have been returned from Russian captivity, including 139 civilians, as of May 25, 2023.

What it’s like to know your loved ones are in Russian captivity
On the evening of Feb. 24, Nataliia Sivak received a terrifying message from her younger brother, Ukrainian soldier Yakiv Nehrii. “Tell everyone I love them very much,” the message read. “We are under heavy attack.” It was the last time she heard from him. When Russia launched its full-scale war

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