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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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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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Ombudsman: Military intelligence 'roughly knows' details of alleged beheading of Ukrainian POW

by The Kyiv Independent news desk April 13, 2023 3:58 PM 2 min read
This audio is created with AI assistance

Ukraine's military intelligence agency HUR "roughly knows" the details of the alleged murder by beheading of a Ukrainian POW, the video of which was circulated on social media on April 11, according to Ukraine's chief ombudsman Dmytro Lubinets.

"Yesterday I had a conversation with our intelligence agencies," said Lubinets, speaking on a Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty livestream on April 12.

"According to their assumptions, they roughly know who did it, in what area, and who was directly involved in this, including who was directly the perpetrator."

The video of the man being beheaded using a knife circulated on Russian pro-war Telegram channels on the evening of April 11, from where it circulated across social media, prompting widespread outrage among Ukrainians and throughout the world.

A voice heard at the beginning of the video indicates that the victim might have still been alive when the alleged execution started.

Ukraine's Security Service (SBU) said it had launched an official investigation into the alleged execution.

Meanwhile, Russia's Prosecutor General's Office also claimed they were verifying the video, which "allegedly seem to show the killing of an allegedly Ukrainian serviceman."

Earlier on April 12, a former commander of Russian paramilitary group Wagner said to Russian opposition media that he recognizes the two alleged beheaders of a Ukrainian POW to also be Wagner soldiers with whom he was personally acquainted.

Speaking on the Russian Youtube program "Khodorkovsky Live" on the evening of April 12, Vladimir Osechkin, the founder of opposition media outlet reported that he had been in contact with Andrei Medvedev, the former Wagner fighter in question, who sought asylum in Norway after leaving the group.

Russian opposition media: Former Wagner soldier recognizes killers in video of alleged beheading of Ukrainian POW
Speaking on the Russian Youtube program “Khodorkovsky Live” on the evening of April 12, Vladimir Osechkin, the founder of opposition media outlet reported that he had been in contact with Andrei Medvedev, the former Wagner fighter in question, who sought asylum in Norway after leaving the…

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