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"We are ready" for the counteroffensive, President Volodymyr Zelensky said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal released on June 3. "We would like to have some things, but we can't wait," he added.
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According to the report, Russia has also lost 3,829 tanks, 7,502 armored fighting vehicles, 6,289 vehicles and fuel tanks, 3,533 artillery systems, 582 multiple launch rocket systems, 342 air defense systems, 313 airplanes, 298 helicopters, 3,165 drones, and 18 boats.
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Two children were wounded by an unidentified explosive object in the village of Zahorianivka, Kherson Oblast, Kherson Oblast Governor Oleksandr Prokudin said via his official Telegram page.
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Russian forces shelled eight communities in Sumy Oblast over the past day, firing over 180 rounds from various types of weapons, the Sumy Oblast Military Administration said on their official Telegram channel on June 2.

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Parliament approves $14 billion increase in state budget expenditures for defense-related needs

by The Kyiv Independent news desk March 21, 2023 2:04 PM 1 min read
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Ukraine's parliament increased defense expenditures by Hr 537.2 billion ($14.6 billion), Budget Committee Chairman Roksolana Pidlasa reported on March 21. The bill will enter into law once signed by President Volodymyr Zelensky.

According to Pidlasa, 96.5% of the added expenditures will be directed to national security and defense sectors.

Hr 518 billion ($14 billion) will be spent on food and financial support for the military, as well as the purchase of special equipment like drones.

Hr 19 billion ($515 million) will be used to replenish the state budget's reserve fund for unforeseen and urgent measures, Pidlasa said.

The reserve fund includes at least Hr 3 billion ($81 million) in funds that should be used for one-time monetary assistance to families of soldiers killed in combat and Hr 2 billion ($54 million) for the construction of fortifications.

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