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Chairman of the Ukrainian parliament Ruslan Stefanchuk went to Turkey and met with Azovstal defenders who have been freed from Russian capture and are now under the protection of the Turkish government, the press service of Verkhovna Rada reported on June 4.
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According to the report, Russia has also lost 3,837 tanks, 7,512 armored fighting vehicles, 6,305 vehicles and fuel tanks, 3,555 artillery systems, 1,132 cruise missiles, 583 multiple launch rocket systems, 344 air defense systems, 313 airplanes, 298 helicopters, 3,175 drones, and 18 boats.
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A least six explosions were heard near Russian-occupied Melitopol in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Ivan Fedorov, the city's exiled mayor, reported on June 3. One of the explosions was reported at a railway near Melitopol, which Russian forces had reportedly been using to transport military equipment and personnel. Fedorov did not provide further details.

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Defense minister: 5,000 specialists needed to demine Ukraine

by The Kyiv Independent news desk April 11, 2023 3:36 AM 1 min read
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Ukraine needs 5,000 specialists to de-mine its territory, Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said in a joint briefing on April 10 at the Ukraine Media Center in Odesa.

Reznikov estimated that it could take up to 30 years to fully remove Russian-planted mines from Ukrainian territory.

He added that the estimate was made using Croatia as an example, where an average of 50 kilometers per year were cleared of mines after the conflict ended.

According to Reznikov, the estimate of 5,000 specialists indicates the number needed in addition to those already committed from other countries.

According to Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko, nearly one-third of Ukraine has been mined since the beginning of the full-scale invasion.

Ukraine’s State Emergency Service previously said that Ukraine would need at least 10 years to demine its territories after the war.

Russia’s new guided bombs pose increasingly serious threat to Ukraine
Still unable to achieve air supremacy, Russia is nevertheless finding ways to threaten Ukraine from the sky. Early this year, Russia introduced guided bombs — essentially, the regular gravity bombs modified to be dropped by multirole fighter-bombers from safe distances and deal precise and very dam…
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