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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.
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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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Russian forces shelled nine communities in Sumy Oblast on May 28, firing close to 50 rounds from various types of weapons, the Sumy Oblast Military Administration reported on Telegram.
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The Russian military heavily shelled the Kupiansk district of Kharkiv Oblast on May 28, the State Emergency Service reported. As a result of the attack, a 74-year old woman suffered shrapnel wounds in the village of Kucherivka.

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WSJ: South Korea transfers artillery shells to Ukraine via 'confidential agreement'

by The Kyiv Independent news desk May 25, 2023 5:41 PM 1 min read
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South Korea will transfer "hundreds of thousands" of artillery rounds bound for Ukraine “under a confidential arrangement” with the U.S., the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on May 24.

Seoul will send the artillery rounds to the U.S., which will then arrange their shipment to Ukraine to reinforce Kyiv’s planned counteroffensive amid Russia's war.

Both the U.S. and South Korean governments refused to comment on the report but the  Pentagon admitted talks with Seoul have been underway, the Wall Street Journal wrote.

Washington has led confidential talks with the South Korean government over possible munitions supplies for Ukraine since 2022. However, when the content of the discussions became public, Seoul backed off from the deal.

The shift in South Korea’s position comes soon after the joint declaration with Washington to bolster military cooperation, particularly in the face of the nuclear threat from North Korea.

In March, Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov appealed to partners for aid over a critical shortage of artillery shells, limiting Kyiv’s progress on the battlefield.

The EU has pledged to jointly provide Ukraine with 2 billion euros worth of artillery munitions. Most recently, the Dutch government announced the allocation of 260 million euros to support the joint purchase.

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