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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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Minister: Germany to restart production of ammunition for Gepard guns

by The Kyiv Independent news desk February 14, 2023 12:28 PM 1 min read
German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius (C) arrives for a two-day meeting of the alliance's Defense Ministers at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on Feb. 14, 2023. (KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images)
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Germany has signed contracts with the Rheinmetall concern to renew the manufacture of ammunition for Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft guns, which it earlier supplied to Ukraine, according to German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius, cited by Reuters.

"We will quickly start our own production of Gepard ammunition at Rheinmetall. I am very happy we have been able to guarantee the delivery of this important part of air defense," Pistorius said on Feb. 14 before a meeting of NATO ministers in Brussels.

According to the German Federal Government, Berlin has already supplied 32 Gepard guns to Ukraine, including about 6,000 rounds of ammunition.

Pistorius promised five more Gepards for Ukraine on Feb. 7, but his country has been struggling for months to find additional munitions for these anti-aircraft tanks, which its own military had decommissioned in 2010.

Germany will also provide Ukraine with more guided missiles and five Pioneer Panzer 2A1 Dachs combat support vehicles by the end of February, according to Pistorius.

Gepard guns have become an effective weapon against Iranian Shahed-136 drones Russia is using to attack Ukraine's infrastructure, German Embassy in Ukraine said in November.

Netherlands, Denmark to join Germany in sending Leopard 1 battle tanks to Ukraine

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