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"Yesterday, Russian border guards celebrated their professional holiday. The fighters of the Russian Volunteer Corps congratulated them by successfully crossing the 'holey' state border once again," one of the Russian militia groups fighting on Ukraine's side said on May 29.
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Russian troops hit the villages of Kozatske and Zolota Balka in Ukraine's southern Kherson Oblast on May 29, the regional administration reported. A 61-year-old man was killed in his house as a result of the Kozatske shelling, according to the report.
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Russia shelled two villages in the Kupiansk district of Kharkiv Oblast on May 29, injuring at least seven people, including the elderly, children, and a pregnant woman, Governor Oleh Syniehubov reported.
2:14 PM
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.
10:41 AM
According to updated information by the General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces, Russia launched 40 cruise missiles and 38 attack drones in the overnight attack. Ukraine’s air defense successfully intercepted 30 Shahed kamikaze drones and 36 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles, the General Staff wrote.

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ISW: Ukrainian forces have made gains northwest of Bakhmut in localized counterattacks

by The Kyiv Independent news desk May 13, 2023 7:15 AM 1 min read
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On May 12, geolocated footage emerged showing Russian forces retreating under heavy artillery fire on the southern bank of the Berkhivske Reservoir, located about four kilometers northwest of Bakhmut.

The Institute for the Study of War said in its latest assessment that this footage provides visual confirmation of reports made by Russian military bloggers that Ukrainian forces have made gains in the area between the settelents of Bohdanivka and Berkhivka.

One military blogger claimed that elements of the 200th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade from the 14th Army Corps of the Northern Fleet lost their positions between Hryhorivka and Dubovo-Vasylivka, about 6km northwest of Bakhmut.

Russian sources also warned of possible encirclement of the Wagner Group within Bakhmut, with Ukrainian forces approaching Berkhivka and reportedly holding positions within 500 meters of the city limits.

Other Russian milbloggers reported counterattacks by Ukrainian troops towards Khromove, Bohdanivka, and Klishchiivka. However, the Russian Ministry of Defense rejected these reports, claiming instead that elements of the 4th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade from the Luhansk People's Republic and the 200th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade from the 14th Army Corps of the Northern Fleet had repelled all attacks in the Berkhivka area, citing the favorable conditions of the Berkhivske Reservoir.

Explosions reported in Khmelnytsky Oblast
Western Ukraine’s Khmelnytsky Oblast Military Administration reported that explosions were heard in the region in the early hours of May 13.

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