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  • Kyiv: Ukrainian Forces do not intend to withdraw from Lysychansk

    Units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces do not plan to leave Lysychansk, said on Thursday, June 30, Deputy Head of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Brigadier Okeksiy Gromov.

    "At this time, there are no plans for withdrawal of the units that defend Lysychansk. Defensive operations of the city continue. In the morning, the enemy also began attacks on our defenders from different directions. Our troops are carrying out their tasks. The battle …

  • Russia withdraws troops and weapons from Snake island, calls it a 'goodwill gesture'

    Ukraine struck Zmiinyi Island (Snake Island) in the Black Sea at night causing Russia to evacuate the remaining military and probably to completely leave the island, reported the Ukrainian Operational Command South.

    "During the night, as a result of another successful military operation including strikes by our missile and artillery units on Snake Island, the enemy hastily evacuated the remaining part of the garrison by two high-speed boats and probably completely left the island. Snake Island …

  • Turkey refuses to take part in anti-Russian sanctions

    Turkey does not intend to take part in the sanctions that were imposed on Russia because of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, said Turkish presidential adviser Ibrahim Kalin on the air of the Haberturk TV channel.

    According to him, anti-Russian sanctions will cause more harm to the Turkish economy than to Russia.

    "We did not impose sanctions against Russia after the start of the war in Ukraine. Of course, we must protect the interests of our country. Our economic relations are of such a …

  • Russian Defense Minister visits troops in Ukraine

    The Russian Defense Minister, Sergey Shoygu, inspected the Russian troops involved in the war in Ukraine.

    The Russian military commanders reported to Shoygu on the current situation and the actions of the Russian Armed Forces in the main operational areas.

    Shoygu also distributed awards – gold star medals and orders of courage to Russian servicemen who "showed heroism and dedication in carrying out combat missions" on the Ukrainian front. During the award ceremony, Shoygu said that the …

  • Russian troops attacking Lysychansk

    The Russian Army is focused on capturing Lysychansk, which remains the last unoccupied city in the Luhansk region, said the head of the Luhansk regional administration Serhiy Haidai.

    "After capturing Severodonetsk, the enemy concentrated all its forces on capturing the last fortress of the Luhansk region - Lysychansk," said Haidai.

    According to Haidai, the enemy carries out airstrikes on the city, and is also shelling the town of Bila Hora.

    "There is a lot of destruction. Lysychansk is …

  • Lavrov: Russia is ready to guarantee safety of Ukrainian grain exports

    Russia is ready to provide security guarantees for ships that are blocked in Ukrainian ports. 

    "The main thing is that this should be ensured either by demining or by the organization of free passages. As for international waters, Russia guarantees the safety of these vessels up to the Bosphorus Strait, and we have an understanding with Turkey on this subject," said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

    Earlier, Turkey explained that the consent of the Ukrainian and Russian sides is needed …

  • Turkey holds talks with Russia on unblocking Ukrainian seaports for grain exports

    Turkish and Russian representatives held talks in Ankara to discuss unblocking Ukrainian ports to allow grain export, reported the Turkish news agency Anadolu.

    According to Anadolu, the meetings of military delegations led by Turkish and Russian generals, appointed as part of Moscow’s "red line diplomacy", "were held in a constructive and very positive atmosphere."

    After the talks, the first foreign vessel, the Turkish ship Azov Concord sailing under Maltese flag, left Mariupol through the so- …

  • Russia threatens Lithuania with steps that will be 'felt by all its population'

    Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev said that Moscow will respond soon to the decision of the Lithuanian authorities to impose a transport "blockade" of the Kaliningrad region and Lithuanians will feel the consequences of these measures.

    "Russia will certainly respond to such hostile actions. Relevant measures are being worked out in an interdepartmental format and will be adopted soon. Their consequences will have a serious negative impact on the population of …

  • Russia begins military exercises in Kaliningrad region

    After Lithuania’s decision to restrict transit of goods to and from Kaliningrad, Russia began military exercises in the region.

    The Russian Defense Ministry announced that, on June 20, servicemen of the Russian Baltic Fleet began exercises in the Kaliningrad region. The exercises will involve Grad and Uragan MLRS systems, large-caliber artillery systems 2S5 Giatsint-S, self-propelled howitzers Msta-S, 2S3 Akatsiya and 2S1 Gvozdika. About a thousand soldiers are involved in the drills, …

  • DPR head Pushilin says Azov commanders were taken to Russia

    The head of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin, confirmed that the commanders of the Azov regiment, who were captured at Azovstal plant in Mariupol, were taken to Russia.

    "Our investigators have done their work in DPR, now Russian specialists are working on it. Comprehensive information should be gathered in preparation for the tribunal. Its first stage will take place before the end of the summer, this is for sure," Pushilin said on the air of the TV channel Russia 24. …