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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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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.
2:14 PM
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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According to updated information by the General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces, Russia launched 40 cruise missiles and 38 attack drones in the overnight attack. Ukraine’s air defense successfully intercepted 30 Shahed kamikaze drones and 36 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles, the General Staff wrote.

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Austria refuses to train Ukrainian soldiers on Leopard 2 tanks

by The Kyiv Independent news desk February 13, 2023 3:53 PM 1 min read
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Neutral Austria does not want to train Ukrainian troops on the Leopard 2 main battle tank, the country's Defense Minister Klaudia Tanner told Ö1 radio station, as cited by Kurier.

It was a "sovereign decision of each state to support Ukraine within the framework of its laws," said Tanner.

Meanwhile, German Armed Forces have already started such training, Tagesschau reported on Feb. 13, citing the German defense ministry's spokeswoman.

Austria has a single tank battalion consisting of 48 Leopard 2 main battle tanks based in Wels. Despite the Austrian neutrality, foreign soldiers are being trained on these tanks, particularly troops from NATO member states Hungary and the Czech Republic, according to Ö1.

On Jan. 30, Tanner and her Hungarian counterpart Kristof Szalay-Bobrovniczky said their countries had agreed not to send military assistance to Ukraine.

Germany Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced on Jan. 25 that his country would send 14 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine after months of delay and allow other countries to send their own stocks.

Poland promised to provide the 2A4 models. Canada is also providing four Leopard 2s. Other European countries, including the Netherlands, Denmark, and Norway, have talked about sending theirs but have yet to make a definitive commitment.

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