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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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According to the report, Russia has also lost 3,829 tanks, 7,502 armored fighting vehicles, 6,289 vehicles and fuel tanks, 3,533 artillery systems, 582 multiple launch rocket systems, 342 air defense systems, 313 airplanes, 298 helicopters, 3,165 drones, and 18 boats.

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ISW: Kremlin to use digital tools to “crack down on Russian draft dodgers”

by The Kyiv Independent news desk April 12, 2023 7:47 AM 1 min read
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Russian State Duma adopted a bill to create a digital unified register of Russian citizens eligible for military service on April 11, according to The Institute for the Study of War.

The register will use data from other Russian entities to include medical, educational, and residence history, among other factors.

If the summoned citizens fail to report to a military recruitment office in 20 days, they will be banned from “driving vehicles, buying or selling real estate, and taking out loans,” according to the D.C.-based think tank.

Creating the digital register is an attempt to halt draft dodging as Russian forces get depleted. According to the Ukrainian military, Russian units faced “colossal losses” near the towns of Avdiivka and Marinka in Donetsk Oblast in recent days.

The report also mentioned that Russian forces appeared to have made gains in the area near Kreminna in Luhansk Oblast and held positions near Kupyansk in Kharkiv Oblast.

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