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Russian army hits hypermarket in Kharkiv, Sweden allows to strike on Russia with its weapons - Weekend brief

Russian army hits hypermarket in Kharkiv, Sweden allows to strike on Russia with its weapons - Weekend brief RBC-Ukraine collage

This weekend, Russian troops shelled the Epicenter hypermarket in Kharkiv. Meanwhile, Sweden allowed Ukraine to strike Russian territory with its weapons.

Read more about what happened over the weekend on RBC-Ukraine.

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Russia strikes Epicenter hypermarket in Kharkiv

On Saturday, May 25, the Russian military shelled Kharkiv several times. One of the strikes hit the Epicenter hypermarket.

More than 20 people could have been in the building at the time of the attack. The strike occurred a minute after the air raid alert was announced, so people would not have had time to leave the building.

Read more about the shelling and the aftermath in RBC-Ukraine coverage.

Sweden supports Ukraine's strikes on Russia with Swedish weapons

Amid discussions in NATO about whether Ukraine should be allowed to attack Russia with Western weapons, a journalist from Hallandsposten asked Swedish Defense Minister Paul Johnson what the Swedish position on this issue was.

"Ukraine is experiencing unprovoked and illegal aggression from Russia. According to international law, Ukraine has the right to defend itself by means of military actions directed at the enemy's territory, if the military actions are in accordance with the laws of war. Sweden supports international law and Ukraine's right to self-defense," the Swedish minister said.

Hamas militants attack Israel from Rafah first time in 4 months

Militants of the Hamas terrorist group fired at Israel from the city of Rafah in the Gaza Strip on Sunday.

According to the Times of Israel, Hamas militants fired 8 missiles into central Israel. It was the largest attack from the Gaza Strip in almost four months.

US to attend peace summit, though it is not yet known who goes

The United States has confirmed its participation in the Global Peace Summit, but it is still unknown who will represent the country, reports Reuters, citing an anonymous source.