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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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US imposes new sanctions against Belarus

by The Kyiv Independent news desk March 24, 2023 10:55 PM 1 min read
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The U.S. Treasury Department has introduced sanctions on three Belarusian legal entities, nine individuals, and dictator Alexander Lukashenko's luxury plane.

The restrictions were imposed on the state-owned Belarusian Automobile Plant (BelAZ), one of the world's biggest producers of large trucks, Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ), which the department called "a significant source of revenue for the Lukashenko regime," and the country's Central Election Commission (CEC).

"The CEC played a role in barring opposition candidates (in Belarus' fraudulent August 2020 presidential election), denying access to poll observers, and certifying inaccurate vote tallies," reads the report.

Among the individuals added to the sanctioned list are the director of BelAZ, Sergei Nikiforovich, the head of MAZ, Valery Ivankovich, and seven members of the Central Election Commission.

The U.S. also sanctioned a luxury airliner used by Lukashenko for his personal trips.

"The authoritarian Lukashenko regime relies on state-owned enterprises and key officials to generate substantial revenue that enables oppressive acts against the Belarusian people," said U.S. Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian Nelson. "We remain committed to imposing costs on the Lukashenko regime for its suppression of democracy and support for Putin's war of choice."

Although Belarus has not officially declared war on Ukraine, Russian forces have been given access to Belarusian territory to launch attacks on Ukraine, including the failed assault on Kyiv in February 2022.

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