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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.
9:32 AM
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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Russian missile strike damages dam in Donetsk Oblast, flooding homes

by The Kyiv Independent news desk May 26, 2023 3:50 AM 1 min read
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A Russian missile strike damaged a dam in the village of Karlivka in Donetsk Oblast on May 25, forcing more than 20 people to evacuate their homes, Donetsk Oblast Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko reported on Telegram.

According to Kyrylenko 26 people, including 8 children, were evacuated. Six homes in the village were flooded, but no critical infrastructure was found to be flooded, he said.

The General Staff of Ukraine's Armed forces said early in the morning of May 26 that Russian forces hit the dam with an S-300 missile.

The governor also said that all emergency services were working to minimize the damage, and as of late on May 25, the situation was "fully under control."

Since the beginning of the Russia's full-scale invasion, Russian forces have constantly shelled Karlivka, located close to the front lines, and targeted the dam, Kyrylenko said.

Earlier on May 24, a civilian was killed in Donetsk Oblast's Chasiv Yar, and six were injured in other regional settlements due to Russian assaults, Kyrylenko reported earlier in the day on Telegram.

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