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During a press conference on June 2, President Volodymyr Zelensky fielded questions about Ukraine's upcoming counteroffensive, emphasizing that it's "not a movie" and it was difficult to describe in advance to the public how it will proceed.
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President Volodymyr Zelensky ordered Strategic Industries Minister Oleksandr Kamyshin and Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko to conduct a full audit of all bomb shelters in Ukraine. The decision, announced on June 2, came after three people died in Kyiv while trying to enter a closed shelter during a Russian attack the day prior.
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The responses by Russian officials and military bloggers to the recent raid in Belgorod Oblast reveal rising anxiety within the Russian information space about the war, the Institute for the Study of War said in its latest update on June 1.

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Border Guard downs Shahed drone in Kharkiv Oblast on April 15

by The Kyiv Independent news desk April 16, 2023 6:03 PM 1 min read
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A Russian Shahed-136 drone was shot by Ukraine's State Border Guard service over Kharkiv Oblast on April 15.

The  Iranian-made drone, flying deep into Ukrainian territory, was shot down with automatic firearms, according to the Border Guard’s April 16 report.

Ukrainska Pravda, citing the Border Guard’s press service, reported that the Shahed drone was downed over Kharkiv Oblast on April 15.

According to a General Staff report, Ukraine’s Air Force shot down one Russian Su-25 jet on April 15.

Iran has been supplying Russia with kamikaze drones, missiles, guided aerial bombs, and other weapons to launch attacks against Ukraine.

How Russia uses Iranian drones to try to overwhelm Ukraine’s air defense
Russia’s been shelling civilian housing and infrastructure since the war escalated on Feb. 24 and has a body count in the thousands to show for it. But recently, Moscow prioritized attacking power plants throughout Ukraine, damaging more than a third with big missile and loitering munition attacks.…
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