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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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“The Air Defense Forces of Ukraine. You heard the air raid alarm differently than most people,” President Volodymyr Zelensky said in the aftermath of Russia's overnight attack on Kyiv on May 28. “You look up to destroy enemy missiles, aircraft, helicopters, and drones. Every time you shoot down enemy drones and missiles, lives are saved.”
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The bill includes a complete ban on trade with Iran, investments, and transferring technologies, as well as stopping Iranian transit across the Ukrainian territory, and preventing the withdrawal of Iranian assets from Ukraine.

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Opendatabot: More companies registered than closed in Ukraine during full-scale war

by The Kyiv Independent news desk May 8, 2023 4:59 PM 1 min read
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Ukrainians registered 5.6 times more new companies than they closed over a year of Russia’s full-scale war, according to the monitoring service Opendatabot.

From April 1 last year to the same day in 2023, over 200,000 private entrepreneurs and more than 32 000 companies were reportedly registered in the country.

“Despite all the crises caused by hostilities and mass blackouts, the first year of full-scale war did not set a record for the number of closed businesses,” Opendatabot wrote.

During the mentioned period, almost 204,000 Ukrainian private entrepreneurs closed their activities compared to an average of 260,000 in the previous years. According to the report, 5,728 Ukrainian companies stopped working since April last year.

The Unified State Register did not work from the beginning of Russia’s all-out war on Feb. 24, 2022, until the end of March, making it impossible to register a new business or close an existing one. It explains why the information published by Opendatabot refers only to the period from April 1, 2022, to April 1, 2023.

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