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Foreign Ministry spokesperson Oleh Nikolenko criticized the United Nations for commemorating UN Russian Language Day on June 6 amid Russia’s destruction of the Kakhovka dam the same day. “Russian commanders will have given the order to blow up the Kakhovka Dam in Russian. What a day at the UN to celebrate Russian Language!” Nikolenko said via Twitter.

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General Staff: Russia has lost 27,700 troops in Ukraine since Feb. 24.

by The Kyiv Independent news desk May 16, 2022 11:56 AM 1 min read
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These are the indicative estimates of Russia’s combat losses as of May 16, according to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Ukraine’s Armed Forces reported on May 16 that Russia has also lost 1,228 tanks, 2,974 armored personnel carriers,  2,101 vehicles and fuel tanks, 577 artillery systems, 195 multiple launch rocket systems, 89 anti-aircraft defense systems, 165 helicopters, 200 aircraft, 427 UAVs, and 13 boats.

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