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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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New York Times: Leaked documents reveal Russia promises bonuses for destroyed NATO tanks

by The Kyiv Independent news desk April 10, 2023 5:02 AM 1 min read
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Recently leaked documents from U.S. intelligence reveal that Russia promised an extra bonus to troops that successfully damage or destroy NATO-supplied tanks in Ukraine, the New York Times reported.

The documents seen by the NYT say that the bonuses are “part of a larger tranche of initiatives structured to help Russian formations and boost morale as they struggle to seize territory in Ukraine’s east.”

The leaked document also said that “videos of tanks being destroyed would be widely distributed to reduce the confidence of Ukraine and the West and reassure Russian troops of their ability to overcome this new weaponry,” according to the NYT.  

NATO countries have been a continuous supplier of tanks to Ukraine, with plans to send an additional 160 German-made Leopard tanks to Ukraine for its anticipated spring counteroffensive.

The documents are part of a classified set of papers detailing American and NATO intelligence that was first leaked on April 6.

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