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Ukraine’s parliament adopted a law allowing insurance of investments in Ukraine against war risks. The law expands the capabilities of the Export Credit Agency, allowing it to insure both domestic and foreign investments against the risks caused by armed aggression or terrorism.
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According to the report, Russia has also lost 3,802 tanks, 7,469 armored fighting vehicles, 6,219 vehicles and fuel tanks, 3,445 artillery systems, 575 multiple launch rocket systems, 332 air defense systems, 313 airplanes, 298 helicopters, 3,092 drones, and 18 boats.
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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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Latvia reinstates mandatory military service

by The Kyiv Independent news desk April 5, 2023 5:34 PM 1 min read
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The Latvian parliament has officially passed the National Defence Service Law mandating men between the ages of 18 and 27 to serve in the military, media outlet Delfi reported on April 5.

According to the new law, men between the ages of 18 and 27 will be required to serve in the military for a period of 11 months.

Those who are continuing their education after the age of 18, excluding higher education, will have to serve for a year upon graduation.

Latvian citizens who are permanently living abroad and have notified the government of their address change will not be conscripted into national service, Delfi wrote.

Those who cannot complete their military service for a number of reasons, including religious beliefs, have the opportunity to replace it with 11 months of alternative service in an institution under the Defense Ministry.

Women between the ages of 18-27 are not required to fulfil military service under the new law, but are able to join on a voluntary basis, Delfi added.

The law will enter into force when signed by the President of Latvia.

Zelensky congratulates Finland on NATO accession
President Volodymyr Zelensky congratulated Finland on joining NATO on April 4, adding that the alliance has become “the only effective security guarantee in the region” amid Russia’s all-out war against Ukraine.

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