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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.
2:14 PM
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.
10:41 AM
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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Netherlands may provide Ukraine with 18 Leopard 2 tanks

by The Kyiv Independent news desk January 24, 2023 10:40 PM 1 min read
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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said that the Netherlands is considering buying 18 Leopard 2 main battle tanks, which it leases from Germany, to provide them to Ukraine.

“We leased them (tanks), which means we can buy them and donate (to Ukraine),” he said in an interview with the Frankfurte Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper. “But there is no decision yet,” he added.

Earlier in the day, ABC News reported that 12 countries have agreed to give Ukraine around 100 Leopard 2 tanks after Berlin authorizes the re-export of the German-made tanks. The agreements were made at the recent Ramstein defense summit on Jan. 20, according to the official cited by ABC News.

At the summit, Berlin made no decision to provide the long-anticipated Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine or approve their supply by other countries. As tanks are made in Germany, the country’s approval is needed for their delivery.

However, German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Jan. 24, citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter, that the country will provide Ukraine with long-anticipated tanks while also authorizing the supply of Leopard 2 tanks by third countries. Berlin hasn’t confirmed the report yet.

Spiegel: Germany decides to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine

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