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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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According to the report, Russia has also lost 3,801 tanks, 7,467 armored fighting vehicles, 6,207 vehicles and fuel tanks, 3,435 artillery systems, 575 multiple launch rocket systems, 331 air defense systems, 313 airplanes, 298 helicopters, 3,054 drones, and 18 boats.
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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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ISW: Russia escalates false flag information operations to distract from failures

by The Kyiv Independent news desk March 1, 2023 7:49 AM 1 min read
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The Institute for the Study of War claimed that Russia appears to have escalated the promotion of the false flag information operations in its latest update on Feb. 28.

The report cited campaigns accusing the US and its accomplices of a possible “provocation in Ukraine using toxic chemicals” by the Russian Ministry of Defense.

“The apparent uptick in fallacious biochemical and nuclear false flag warnings accompanies a concerted Russian false flag information operation accusing Ukraine of preparing for an invasion of Russian-occupied Transnistria, Moldova,” the report said.

According to the D.C.-based think tank's assessment, the increased intensity of the information operations signals Russia’s attempts to downplay its military failures and slow down the provision of Western military aid to Ukraine. The report predicts the trend will persist as Russia continues its offensive and Ukrainian forces gear up for the counteroffensive.

The Feb. 27 ISW report also focused on Russia’s disinformation efforts around falsely promoting the war as existential for the country.

"Putin’s language is designed to fuel support for the war in Russia and stoke fears in the West of the instability that would follow the collapse of Russia to deter Western support to Ukraine and persuade the West to coerce Kyiv into accepting Russian demands,” the report said.

ISW: Russian officials falsely promote war in Ukraine as existential

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