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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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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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Japan to provide Ukraine with $400 million grant for reconstruction

by The Kyiv Independent news desk March 30, 2023 4:53 PM 1 min read
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Japan will provide Kyiv with a $400 million grant for the recovery of Ukraine's critical infrastructure heavily damaged by Russian attacks, Infrastructure Ministry reported on March 30.

With these funds, the Ukrainian government plans to purchase equipment and services necessary for the reconstruction, according to the report.

Japan's decision will soon be finalized by a corresponding grant agreement with the Japan International Cooperation Agency, coordinating Tokyo's assistance to other countries.

Since the start of the year, Japan has committed $650 million for the needs of Ukraine's recovery, according to the Infrastructure Ministry.

"These funds allow us to promptly restore critical infrastructure, improve the economic situation in communities, and create conditions for Ukrainians to return home," said Ukraine's Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov.

Japan will also allocate $70 million in grant support for Ukraine's reconstruction through the United Nations Development Program, adds the report.

The Kyiv School of Economics said in its latest assessment that the total damages in Ukraine caused by Russia's war had reached almost $143.8 billion.

According to the KSE figures, Russia's war has damaged or destroyed over 150,000 residential buildings, including houses, apartment buildings, and dormitories, totaling $53.6 billion in damages.

Damages to infrastructure are estimated at $36.2 billion.

World Bank: Ukraine needs $411 billion for recovery
The World Bank has increased its assessment of Ukraine’s needs for recovery and reconstruction to at least $411 billion based on the damages caused by the first year of Russia’s all-out war, Bloomberg reported on March 23. This figure is equivalent to 2.6 times Ukraine’s projected gross domestic pro…

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