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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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Russia shelled two villages in the Kupiansk district of Kharkiv Oblast on May 29, injuring at least seven people, including the elderly, children, and a pregnant woman, Governor Oleh Syniehubov reported.
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Moldova’s President Maia Sandu warned against the dangers of Russian propaganda and disinformation in the country and proposed the creation of a new governmental body to counter this threat. The envisioned “Patriot Center” would coordinate and implement the state's strategy on combatting disinformation, Sandu said during a press conference on May 29.
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Ukraine launched an attack on Russian positions in Russian-occupied Berdiansk in the southeastern Zaporizhzhia Oblast, the exiled local authorities reported on May 29. At least five strikes were allegedly conducted on the evening of May 28, the authorities said, while local Telegram channels reported explosions near the airport.
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According to the report, Russia has also lost 3,801 tanks, 7,467 armored fighting vehicles, 6,207 vehicles and fuel tanks, 3,435 artillery systems, 575 multiple launch rocket systems, 331 air defense systems, 313 airplanes, 298 helicopters, 3,054 drones, and 18 boats.
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Russian forces shelled nine communities in Sumy Oblast on May 28, firing close to 50 rounds from various types of weapons, the Sumy Oblast Military Administration reported on Telegram.

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American schoolkids help launch temporary housing project for Ukrainians who lost their homes due to war

by Alisa Sobolieva August 4, 2022 7:07 PM 3 min read
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Serhiy Prytula’s Charity Foundation introduced the Nest project focused on helping families who lost their houses due to Russia’s ongoing war. The initiative relies on international donors to cover the costs, with the first house being covered with the money raised by American schoolchildren.

According to Ukraine’s Ministry of Communities and Territories Development, over 116,000 private houses and residential buildings were damaged or destroyed since Feb. 24, affecting the living conditions of up to 3.5 million people.

The first Nest house was delivered to the family of Halyna Kyrylenko, whose home in Makariv, in the northern part of the Kyiv Oblast, was destroyed by Russian shelling during the first weeks of the all-out war.

Kyrylenko says her family of six is lucky to receive the first house, consisting of a kitchen, a bathroom, and three bedrooms. She adds that only near her village Russian troops destroyed 584 houses.

While the government is eyeing the idea of creating modular towns in western Ukraine to host internally displaced people, the charity led by Serhiy Prytula, a former comedian turned politician, is set to deliver modular homes to people not willing to relocate.

The houses are created from pre-made modules, cutting down the time of on-site installation to five hours.

Depending on the people’s needs, the houses can have different yardage and planning. The most basic configuration has a total of 27 square meters and includes a bedroom, a bathroom, and a kitchen with a resting area. One module costs $5,000, meaning that the smallest house option has a price tag of $15,000.

The Nest houses are meant to be temporary and are equipped to last five years, allowing families to live on their own land while they rebuild their houses damaged or destroyed by Russia's ongoing all-out war.

According to the project’s website, the houses are eco-friendly and can be installed yearlong. Additionally, the Nest project claims to be able to produce up to 500 houses per month.

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