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Intense battles are taking place in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk Oblast, President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video address on June 8, amid reports that Ukraine's much-anticipated counteroffensive to regain territory is now underway.
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Ukrainian forces achieved some success around Bakhmut but suffered "significant" losses in personnel and heavy equipment, CNN wrote on June 8, citing U.S. officials. Although Kyiv's troops managed to overrun Russians in some areas, they encountered heavier resistance than expected, according to the report.

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Defense Ministry to allocate over $500 million to buy drones in 2023

by The Kyiv Independent news desk January 29, 2023 1:50 PM 1 min read
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Ukraine will allocate Hr 20 billion ($500 million) from its defense budget to purchase drones, Commander of the Joint Forces of Ukraine Serhii Naev said on Jan. 29.

The mass use of drones will make it possible to advance more quickly during offensive actions, significantly reduce Russia’s combat potential and stop the enemy from conducting its own offensives, Naev said.

1,711 drones have already been contracted within the framework of the “Army of Drones” project, of which almost 1,000 have been handed over to the Ukrainian military.

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