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Moldova’s President Maia Sandu warned against the dangers of Russian propaganda and disinformation in the country and proposed the creation of a new governmental body to counter this threat. The envisioned “Patriot Center” would coordinate and implement the state's strategy on combatting disinformation, Sandu said during a press conference on May 29.
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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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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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Emergency Service: Mine explosion injures civilian in Kharkiv Oblast

by The Kyiv Independent news desk April 18, 2023 10:33 PM 1 min read
This photograph shows a warning sign which reads "Dangerous mines" placed near destroyed houses during a demining operation in Hrakove village, Ukraine's Kharkiv region, on April 18, 2023. (SERGEY BOBOK/AFP via Getty Images)
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A woman was injured in an explosion caused by an anti-personnel mine in Kharkiv Oblast's Balakliia on April 18, reported the regional department of Ukraine's Emergency Service.

The woman stepped on the PFM-1 landmine, also known as Butterfly Mine, "almost in the city center" and suffered a laceration to her left foot, according to the report.

This mine type is "designed to maim people" and "guaranteed" to injure a person's lower limbs, the first responders wrote. "A few kilograms" of pressure is enough to activate it, they added.

Ukrainian forces liberated Balakliia and most of Kharkiv Oblast in September 2022 after about six months of Russian occupation.

Although de-mining teams have worked for months in these areas, the danger of mines and other unexploded ordnance remains high for civilians.

Defense minister: 5,000 specialists needed to demine Ukraine
Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov estimated that it could take up to 30 years to fully remove Russian-planted mines from Ukrainian territory.

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