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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.
2:14 PM
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.
10:41 AM
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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Ukrainian movie set designer Chornyi killed in action

by The Kyiv Independent news desk May 13, 2023 11:27 AM 1 min read
Ukrainian movie set designer Volodymyr Chornyi was killed in action on May 9, 2023. (Olena Biletska/Facebook)
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Volodymyr Chornyi, a set designer on the critically-acclaimed Ukrainian movie "Pamfir," was killed in action on May 9, his partner Olena Biletska said on May 13.

Chornyi went to fight as a volunteer, Biletska said.

"You couldn't stand by when your home was attacked," she wrote in a Facebook post.

Chornyi was described as a "dedicated, talented, tireless and loving" person by the movie's crew, who praised his skills on the set of the movie released in 2022.

"Everything you saw in the frame of the tape was also created by Volodymyr's hands," the crew wrote, expressing condolences to his family.

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