May 30, 2024

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LIVE – War in Ukraine: Missile attack kills two in Odessa

Key facts related to the conflict in Ukraine in the last 24 hours:

– Moscow claims to have captured the new village of Novopakmutivka in the east, in a sector where Moscow's forces have advanced rapidly over the past week in the face of a defensive Ukrainian army. The village, located near Ocheritne, was invested by Russian forces this week and they now control it, according to observers.

– Russia also said it neutralized 17 Ukrainian drones in several areas in the west of the country during the night from Saturday to Sunday. Russian anti-aircraft defenses “intercepted and destroyed seventeen Ukrainian drones,” a Defense Ministry press release asserts, noting that nine of them were neutralized above the Bryansk border region.

– Oleksandr Chirsky, the chief of staff of the Ukrainian army, acknowledged this Sunday that the situation on the frontline has “deteriorated”, with Russian troops, superior in weapons and soldiers, achieving “tactical victories” in many areas.

– A former German career soldier appeared in his country's courts this Monday for spying for Moscow. Thomas H. Arrested in Koblenz in August 2023. He is on trial in a Düsseldorf court for passing information to Russian intelligence services while he worked in the Bundeswehr's key IT and logistics department, which is responsible for managing military equipment.

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