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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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Reuters: Hungary withholds approval of military support tranche for Ukraine

by The Kyiv Independent news desk May 17, 2023 3:24 AM 1 min read
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Hungary has decided not to approve the disbursement of the next tranche of military support for Ukraine provided under the European Peace Facility (EPF) of the European Union, Reuters reported, citing an announcement from the Hungarian government spokesperson's office on May 16.

The EPF, established in 2021, is an off-budget mechanism designed to enhance the EU's capacity to prevent conflicts, promote peace, and bolster international security.

In response to an inquiry from Reuters, the government spokesperson's office explained that Hungary disagrees with the EU's exclusive use of the European Peace Facility for Ukraine, as it believes that this allocation does not allow for sufficient funding to be directed towards promoting the EU's interests in other regions.

The spokesperson's office suggested that areas such as the Balkans or North Africa could also benefit from the funds. The Hungarian government deems it crucial to address these concerns and, therefore, has withheld approval for the disbursement of the next tranche from the EPF, the spokesperson's office stated.

Under the EPF, the EU has already provided approximately €3.6 billion in military support to Ukraine. Despite being a member of both the EU and NATO, Hungary has declined to provide any military equipment to Ukraine since Russia's full-scale invasion began in February 2022.

Hungary has consistently voiced criticism against EU sanctions imposed on Russia, which require unanimous approval from all 27 EU member states.

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