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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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The Russian military heavily shelled the Kupiansk district of Kharkiv Oblast on May 28, the State Emergency Service reported. As a result of the attack, a 74-year old woman suffered shrapnel wounds in the village of Kucherivka.

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Official: Over 4,000 Ukrainian orphans forcibly moved by Russia

by The Kyiv Independent news desk March 28, 2023 5:07 PM 1 min read
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Russia forcibly moved 4,390 Ukrainian orphans, semi-orphans, and children without parental care to its territory or the Russian-occupied territories of Ukraine, Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said on March 28.

According to Vereshchuk, Ukraine hands all the information on Russia's abduction of Ukrainian children to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

"Enough evidence has already been collected. We hope that our efforts and the international community's pressure will allow us to speed up the process of returning our children," the Ukrainian official said, cited by Ukrinform news outlet.

More than 16,000 Ukrainian children are confirmed to have been deported by Russia since the start of the full-scale invasion, according to the government website Children of War.

However, Ukraine's ombudsman Dmytro Lubinets said on March 24 that the real number of Ukrainian children forcibly taken by Russian troops could be "tens, or even hundreds of thousands."

Ukraine has so far managed to return over 300 Ukrainian children deported by Russia, according to Lubinets, and the process is ongoing.

On March 17, the ICC issued arrest warrants for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Maria Lvova-Belova, the Russian official allegedly overseeing the forced deportations of Ukrainian children to Russia.

In its statement, the ICC wrote that it believed Putin "bears individual criminal responsibility" as the leader of Russia for the crimes committed against Ukrainian children.

CNN: ICC prosecutor says Russia treats children like ‘spoils of war’
International Criminal Court Prosecutor Karim Khan said he believes Russia is treating children like “spoils of war,” according to CNN.

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