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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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“The Air Defense Forces of Ukraine. You heard the air raid alarm differently than most people,” President Volodymyr Zelensky said in the aftermath of Russia's overnight attack on Kyiv on May 28. “You look up to destroy enemy missiles, aircraft, helicopters, and drones. Every time you shoot down enemy drones and missiles, lives are saved.”
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The bill includes a complete ban on trade with Iran, investments, and transferring technologies, as well as stopping Iranian transit across the Ukrainian territory, and preventing the withdrawal of Iranian assets from Ukraine.
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Kyiv's air defenses shot down over 40 drones Russia launched at the capital overnight on May 28, in what the Kyiv City Military Administration says was the largest drone attack on the city since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion.

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Zelensky names new SBU deputy head, dismisses regional chief

by The Kyiv Independent news desk May 25, 2023 7:12 PM 1 min read
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President Volodymyr Zelensky named Serhii Naumiuk as the new deputy head of the SBU on May 25.

Naumiuk previously served in the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU), an anti-corruption law enforcement agency founded in 2014. In 2022, Naumiuk submitted a candidacy for the position of NABU’s director but was unsuccessful.

Zelensky also dismissed the head of Ukraine's Security Service (SBU) in Khmelnytskyi Oblast, Taras Tsiutsiura, the Presidential Office announced on May 25.

No information on the nature of Tsiutsiura's dismissal was provided.

Tsiutsiura was an SBU officer since 1997 and commanded the Khmelnytskyi Oblast department since Oct. 28, 2020, when Zelensky dismissed his predecessor Ihor Vuiv.

Mykhailo Zhernakov: How a draft law risks putting Ukraine’s Constitutional Court under full political control
Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed in the op-ed section are those of the authors and do not purport to reflect the views of the Kyiv Independent. At the end of April, the Verkhovna Rada registered draft law No. 9225, which further changed the procedure for selecting judges of the

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