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2024-05-17 23:58:53
Ukraine
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Ukraine's Military Initiatives Amid Conflict Escalation

President Zelensky signs law allowing convicts to join Ukrainian army, aiming to boost troop numbers amidst conflict with Russia. Russian electronic warfare disrupts Starlink communication in Kharkiv; explosion at Budenny Military Academy injures seven in St. Petersburg.

Ukraine addresses artillery shell shortage, secures support for drone production. New mobilization measures include penalties for draft dodgers and lower draft age, as frontline soldiers grapple with high casualty rates and psychological support.

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n-tv.de Politik
16. Mai 2024 um 22:53

Ukraine war in live ticker: +++ 9:55 PM New law to allow Ukrainian prisoners to perform military service +++ - n-tv.de

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President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a law that is intended to admit certain prisoners into the Ukrainian army on a temporary contract basis to increase troop numbers. Russian electronic warfare led to the failure of the Starlink communication system in the Ukrainian region of Kharkiv. There was an explosion at the Budenny Military Academy in St. Petersburg, injuring seven people.
New York Times - Europe
17. Mai 2024 um 15:01

Zelensky Signs Law Allowing Convicts to Fight for Ukraine

Politics
Ukrainian President Zelensky signed a law allowing convicts to serve in the military for a chance at parole, aiming to bolster forces amid ongoing conflict with Russia. The measure could mobilize up to 20,000 prisoners to help strengthen the military's defense lines against advancing Russian forces. The move follows other initiatives to address soldier shortages, including lowering draft age and increasing fines for draft evasion.
n-tv.de Politik
17. Mai 2024 um 19:52

"We were completely blind": Ukraine laments Starlink outage during the launch of the Kharkiv offensive - n-tv.de

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Technology
During the Russian offensive in the Kharkiv region, all Starlink devices of a Ukrainian military unit went down, leading to a communication blackout. The Russian electronic warfare is blamed for the outage. Ukrainian forces use Starlink to control drones and artillery fire.
Thế giới - VnExpress
17. Mai 2024 um 11:13

Ukraine's Artillery Shell Shortage Comes to an End

Politics
Ukraine's President Zelensky announced that Ukraine has had enough artillery shells for the past two months, ending the shortage of weapons that had caused significant losses. Zelensky also revealed a new initiative where Ukraine's partners will sponsor the production of drones and electronic warfare equipment. The article highlights the previous shortage of artillery shells in Ukraine and the ongoing efforts to secure military assistance.
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