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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.
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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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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: Russia likely committed to reinforcing offensive efforts in Bakhmut

by The Kyiv Independent news desk May 17, 2023 7:20 AM 1 min read
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Despite Ukraine's successful counterattacks around Bakhmut in Donetsk Oblast, Russian forces have likely committed to reinforcing their offensive efforts in the area, the Institute of the Study of War said in its latest update.

The D.C.-based think tank cited Russian proxy leader in Donetsk Oblast Denis Pushilin who claimed on May 16 that Russian forces had "strengthened their forces in the Bakhmut area to stabilize the situation."

A prominent Russian military blogger also claimed that four unspecified Russian battalions had deployed to Bakhmut, the ISW reported.

In the past several days, Ukrainian forces have recaptured about 20 square kilometers in the northern and southern outskirts of Bakhmut, Ukraine's Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar said on May 16.

The day before Maliar reported that Russian forces were deploying additional airborne forces to defend Bakhmut’s flanks, the ISW said.

In Bakhmut itself, Russian troops have "somewhat" advanced, moving units of "professional paratroopers" into the city, Maliar also said on May 16.

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