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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.
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.
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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ISW: Russia blames Ukraine, jailed Putin critic Navalny for April 2 assassination of propagandist Tatarsky

by The Kyiv Independent news desk April 4, 2023 7:15 AM 1 min read
This audio is created with AI assistance

Russia's National Anti-Terrorist Committee accused the Ukrainian special services of plotting with Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Fund to kill a high-profile Russian propagandist and "war correspondent" Maksim Fomin, also known as Vladlen Tatarsky.

Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov linked Tatarsky's death to that of Daria Dugina, another pro-invasion Russian journalist who was killed in an August 2022 car bombing. Peskov referred to both of their deaths as “terrorist acts.”

Russian authorities claimed that Fomin’s death was planned in Ukraine.

Russian officials have yet to agree on a single narrative regarding Tatarsky's death, the Institute for the Study of War said in their latest update. The lack of an official narrative has “led to disjointed responses from prominent pro-war voices,” according to the ISW.

The ISW linked the lack of a coherent narrative surrounding Tatarsky's death to a past issue surrounding responses to Ukraine’s successful Kharkiv Oblast counteroffensive, which “caused an information space breakdown that manifested in disjointed responses across the entire pro-war community.”

Many prominent Russian military bloggers have released statements on Tatarsky's death, hypothesizing different causes of death without much evidence from the investigation. This has led to a lack of consensus surrounding the causes and implications of his death.

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