Your slice of the headlines in Ukraine. Daily. Tuesday, May 30, 2023
● More than ten drones downed around Moscow, buildings hit, Russian media say
Moscow experienced a drone attack in the morning hours of May 30 that resulted in “minor damage” to several buildings, Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin has reported.
● EU believes Russia still hopes to win the war
The head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, is convinced that Moscow has no real intention of negotiating with Kyiv and is still determined to "win the war," CNN reported on May 29.
● Poland shuts down cargo transit from Russia and Belarus
Poland's Minister of Internal Affairs, Mariusz Kamiński, has ordered a halt to freight traffic from Russian and Belarusian vehicles across the Belarus border effective June 1, Polish news agency PAP reported on May 29.
● Russia loses 2,000 tanks in Ukraine – Oryx data
Visually confirmed Russian tank losses in Ukraine are now at 2,002 vehicles, open-source intelligence project Oryx said in a report on May 29. At the same time, the Ukrainian military estimates that Moscow has lost 3,801 tanks in the war.
● Patriot air defence system defeats Russia's latest missile attack on Kyiv
A U.S.-made Patriot surface-to-air missile (SAM) system was operating in Kyiv during the last Russian missile attack in the morning of May 29, Ukrainian Air Force spokesperson Yuriy Ihnat has said on national television.
● Kyiv Day celebrated in the capital, photo report
Kyiv celebrated the 1,541th anniversary of its foundation with festivities throughout the city on May 28, with the city administration marking the occasion with a photo report on Telegram.
● Ukrainian business plans expansion despite ongoing war – Payoneer survey
Despite the ongoing war, Ukrainian entrepreneurs are planning to expand their businesses: about one-third of Ukrainian enterprises (30%) expect growth this year, and 36% plan to hire more employees, according to a recent survey conducted by digital payments company Payoneer.
● Kuleba calls on world not to get used to frequent Russian attacks on peaceful Ukrainian towns and cities
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has called on the international community not to consider Russian air attacks on Ukraine normal, but instead help to stop Russian war crimes by supplying warplanes.
● Platform created to help Ukrainian soldiers rebuild their sex lives after injuries
Over 30% of military personnel experience changes in their sexual lives upon returning home, and now an educational platform called Resex has been launched to provide practical recommendations and guides on sexuality and intimacy after injuries.
- Don’t miss: Prigozhin sent a signal to Putin. What is happening in Russia? - opinion
Prigozhin essentially admitted that this war of Russia against Ukraine is advantageous for Ukrainians and unjust and predatory for Russia. – Fesenko
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