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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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PM Shmyhal: Euratom and 49 countries call on Russia to leave Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

by Dinara Khalilova March 9, 2023 7:38 PM 1 min read
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European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) and 49 countries demanded that Russia leaves the occupied Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in a joint appeal to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal reported on March 9.

"Risks at the Zaporizhzhia plant will remain high as long as Russian troops and Rosatom (Russia's state energy corporation) personnel stay at the station," Shmyhal wrote after the nuclear plant lost all its power for the sixth time during the full-scale war due to another Moscow's mass missile strike against Ukraine.

Russia launched its largest missile and drone attack in months in the early morning hours of March 9, targeting numerous energy infrastructure sites and causing nationwide blackouts.

"Yet again, Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant is running on emergency diesels – the last line of defense…Each time we are rolling a dice. And if we allow this to continue time after time, then one day our luck will run out," IAEA chief Rafael Grossi told the agency's board on the same day.

At 3:23 pm, Ukraine's state electricity grid operator Ukrenergo reported that the plant had been reconnected to the country's power system.

In their appeal to the IAEA, the countries called on Russia to stop shelling Ukrainian energy facilities. They also emphasized the importance of Kyiv regaining control over all nuclear facilities within Ukraine as "only this move will ensure their safety and secure operation," according to the prime minister.

The statement also insists on holding Russia accountable for its "repeated disregard of the nuclear safety principles," Shmyhal added.

Since the beginning of March 2022, the Zaporizhzhia plant has been under the control of Russian troops, who have utilized it as a military base and launched assaults on Ukraine from the plant's territory.

The Ukrainian employees at the plant have been subjected to repeated acts of violence and threats by Russian troops, with the intention of compelling them to cooperate.  

Energy minister: Negotiations on Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant reach ‘dead end’

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