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Ukraine managed to return the bodies of 79 fallen soldiers, the Ministry for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories announced on its website on May 30. The bodies will be returned to their families and loved ones for burial.
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Ukraine’s parliament adopted a law allowing insurance of investments in Ukraine against war risks. The law expands the capabilities of the Export Credit Agency, allowing it to insure both domestic and foreign investments against the risks caused by armed aggression or terrorism.
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According to the report, Russia has also lost 3,802 tanks, 7,469 armored fighting vehicles, 6,219 vehicles and fuel tanks, 3,445 artillery systems, 575 multiple launch rocket systems, 332 air defense systems, 313 airplanes, 298 helicopters, 3,092 drones, and 18 boats.
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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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Scholz: Russia's show of force 'won't intimidate' Europe

by The Kyiv Independent news desk May 9, 2023 6:58 PM 1 min read
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Russia's display of force in its military parade on May 9 "won't intimidate" Europe, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said in an address to the European Parliament.

"The message of this May 9 is not the one that is heard today from Moscow. Our message: the past will not triumph over the future. And the future, our future, is the European Union!" Scholz said, as quoted by the Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform.

Scholz also reiterated Europe's long-term support for Ukraine, according to Ukrinform.

Russia commemorates the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in World War II on May 9, as opposed to May 8, when Victory Day celebrations in most former Allied countries occur.

In 2015, then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko designated May 8 as the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation but Ukraine kept celebrating Victory Day on May 9.

May 8 was a working day, and May 9 remained a public holiday.

On May 8, 2023, President Volodymyr Zelensky submitted a draft law to the Verkhovna Rada to switch to celebrating Victory Day on May 8.

Zelensky also signed a decree to make May 9 Europe Day, held annually in other EU member countries to celebrate "peace and unity in Europe."

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Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed in the op-ed section are those of the authors and do not purport to reflect the views of the Kyiv Independent. With effective and timely support from the international community, particularly NATO member countries, in 2023 Ukraine will win the all-out war launc…

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