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The mayor of Sumy and chief of the city council’s infrastructure department were arrested when receiving the last tranche of a Hr 2.13 million ($58,000) bribe, Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) reported on Oct. 2.
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Josep Borrell, the EU's top diplomat, suggested in July to create a fund to reimburse member states' expenses on arms donations to Ukraine. The money is meant to cover both lethal and non-lethal equipment, allowing countries who adhere to the neutrality principle also to contribute.
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"We are convening a historic meeting of EU Foreign Ministers here in Ukraine, candidate country and future member of the EU," Josep Borrell wrote on the social platform X, formerly known as Twitter.
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The General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces reported on Oct. 2 that Russia had lost 279,080 troops in Ukraine since the beginning of its full-scale invasion on Feb. 24, 2022. This number includes 510 casualties Russian forces suffered just over the past day.
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Tanel Krieggul, call sign "Stinger," fought with the International Legion, a unit for foreigners dedicated to Ukraine's defense. His house was reportedly hit by a Russian kamikaze drone.

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BBC: Ukraine loses $135 million as Russia steals water from Dnipro River to supply it to occupied Crimea

by The Kyiv Independent news desk July 2, 2022 10:39 PM 1 min read
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According to BBC, the Russian military seized the Kakhovka reservoir in Kherson Oblast during the first days of the all-out invasion and let the water go down the 400-kilometer-long North Crimean Canal, blocked by Ukraine in 2014 when Russia illegally annexed the peninsula. Every second, 50 cubic meters of water flow through the canal, which costs Ukraine around $1.1 million per day.

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