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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.
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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WSJ: Russia fines Google for failing to remove content discrediting armed forces

by The Kyiv Independent news desk May 12, 2023 3:55 AM 1 min read
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Russian court fined Google for “refusing to take down material it described as promoting same-sex relationships and discrediting the country’s armed forces,” The Wall Street Journal reported on May 11.

A Moscow court imposed a penalty of 3 million rubles (equivalent to $39,000) on the company in attempts to prevent dissemination of information it deems unfavorable for the state messaging.

This fine is not the first Kremlin attempt to control Google’s services in the country through imposing penalties. Prior to the full-scale invasion, the company faced a fine of 7.2 billion rubles ($92.6 million) in December 2021, the article reported.

The previous fine forced the Russian subsidiary of Alphabet's Google to file for bankruptcy, according to Reuters.

Since the full-scale invasion, Google used its resources to support Ukraine. At the end of last year, the company allocated a $2 million grant to train Ukrainians in digital literacy and shared its tools to help Ukrainian authorities increase their efficiency.

Ukraine war latest: UK delivers long-range missiles ahead of Ukraine’s counteroffensive
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