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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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2:38 AM
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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The bill includes a complete ban on trade with Iran, investments, and transferring technologies, as well as stopping Iranian transit across the Ukrainian territory, and preventing the withdrawal of Iranian assets from Ukraine.

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Bloomberg: Ukraine may access IMF's $15 billion package by end of March

by The Kyiv Independent news desk February 22, 2023 11:11 PM 1 min read
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The Group of Seven (G7) plans to offer key support for Ukraine's effort to access a $15 billion International Monetary Fund program by the end of March as IMF officials have started talks with the U.S., Bloomberg reported on Feb. 22, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter.

According to the report, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has recently discussed the lending program with IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva. The sides are in daily contact, one of the sources said.

On Feb. 20, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that Kyiv expects the IMF to launch a new multi-year program for Ukraine amounting to $15 billion.

"(The program is expected to) consist of two parts: immediate financial support and support for structural reforms that will contribute to (Ukraine's) recovery," Shmyhal said on Telegram.

Georgieva said on Oct. 25 that Ukraine's external financing needs in 2023 would be around $3 billion to $4 billion a month in the best-case scenario but could reach $5 billion as Russia targets the country's critical infrastructure.

AP: Japan pledges $5.5 billion aid package for Ukraine

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