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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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The Russian military heavily shelled the Kupiansk district of Kharkiv Oblast on May 28, the State Emergency Service reported. As a result of the attack, a 74-year old woman suffered shrapnel wounds in the village of Kucherivka.
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“The Air Defense Forces of Ukraine. You heard the air raid alarm differently than most people,” President Volodymyr Zelensky said in the aftermath of Russia's overnight attack on Kyiv on May 28. “You look up to destroy enemy missiles, aircraft, helicopters, and drones. Every time you shoot down enemy drones and missiles, lives are saved.”

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Ex-infrastructure minister charged with abuse of power in corruption case

by The Kyiv Independent news desk February 23, 2023 1:03 AM 1 min read
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Ukraine's Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office on Feb. 22 charged ex-Infrastructure Minister Andriy Pyvovarsky and his deputy of abuse of power.

The alleged criminal scheme allegedly caused $30 million in losses for the state, the report reads.

According to the investigation, the former minister and his deputy issued an order that allowed private companies to charge half of the rate of shipping dues from ships in the Pivdenny seaport on the Black Sea coast.

The order was issued despite the fact that the port is state property and is used by the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, which has exclusive rights to fees.

Instead, in accordance with this order, a part of the funds was assigned to a state enterprise, and the rest was collected by private companies, which led to the state losing over $30 million, the investigators said.

The prosecutors added that the pre-trial investigation of the case continues, and other persons who may be involved in the crime are being identified.

Pyvovarsky was Ukraine's infrastructure minister in 2014-2016.

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