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June 30, 2022 Russia-Ukraine News

8 hours 53 minutes ago

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9 hours 20 minutes ago

Zelensky says the strategic territory of Snake Island is "free again"

From Anne Claire Stapleton on CNN

The southern end of Snake Island is seen on June 30.
You can see the southern tip of Snake Island on June 30th. (MaxarTechnologies)

Snake Island will be "free again," Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a brief Thursday night brief. 

"Jajima [Jajima] is a strategic point and will change the situation of the Black Sea significantly. Safety is not yet guaranteed and enemies may not return. Not guaranteed, but it already severely limits the actions of the occupiers. Step by step, we drive them out of our seas, our lands, and our skies. " Zelensky said. 

A small but strategic territory is the scene of the first salvo of the war in Ukraine, a request from a Russian warship Called on Ukrainian defenders to surrender and boldly replied, "Russian warship, go on your own."

Known in Ukraine as Zmiinyi Island Ostrib, Snake Island is about 30 miles (48 km) from the Ukrainian coast, near the sea lanes that connect Bosporus and the Mediterranean Sea.

Background: Ukrainian troops said they left the island on Thursday after the Russian troops carried out a "successful" operation. Meanwhile, Russian spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in a briefing that his army had left the island "as a gesture of goodwill."

12 hours 23 minutes ago

The Pentagon considers a proposal for new weapons capabilities for Ukraine's fight against Russia. , And officials from

CNN's Barbara Starr

The Pentagon can now be developed and produced for use by Ukraine. We are considering 1,300 proposals from 800 companies for sexually innovative new weapons and commercial capabilities. In the fight against the Russian invasion, according to the Pentagon.

The Pentagon is hoping to decide which ideas to pursue in the coming weeks, which could lead to the final production of Ukraine and the US military. The proposals requested by the

department focus on key areas including air defense, anti-armor, anti-personnel, coastal defense, anti-tank, unmanned aviation systems, anti-aircraft, and weapons capabilities for secure communications. .. — This has been identified by Ukraine as a major military need. 

According to the initial solicitation of ideas sent to the industry, these are sought as part of the Pentagon's broad initiative to "meet Ukraine's priority security assistance needs". Was done. The goal is to get ideas and information to accelerate production and build more capacity across the industrial base. The currently accepted United States and its allies may have to support Ukraine forever after the existing arms stocks are exhausted.    

This is because the Pentagon continues to move billions of dollars in weapons. On Thursday, President Joe Biden said the United States would soon announce an additional $ 800 millionwith new aid, including anti-aircraft systems and offensive weapons. So far, the United States has promised $ 6.1 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the invasion of Russia on February 24. The United States has worked with more than 50 other countries to explore what weapons it can offer. 

The Ukrainian army is familiar with these systems and does not require training, so those in Russian weapons have been prioritized. However, as the war progressed, more sophisticated weapons were provided and Ukrainian troops were trained in neighboring countries. 

The department's plans for potential new production contracts reflect the urgency of looking for potential deliveries ranging from less than 30 days to more than 180 days. Companies are also asked to elaborate on the types of air, land, and sea platforms on which weapons may be deployed, and whether any are already in production.

"In particular, the Pentagon is able to accelerate production, export and deploy quickly with minimal training, and the entire industrial base of weapons and equipment that has proven to be effective. We are looking for options to build more capabilities on the battlefield. "

This effort is a follow-up to the Pentagon Conference with the eight largest defense contractors earlier this year, and in addition to the ongoing drawdowns and transfers, the purchase of weapons. It is done as a parliamentary approval to fund the contract. Of the system from US military stockpiles.  

The Pentagon said it had introduced a detailed bureaucracy to assess the needs of Ukraine and seek to accelerate their supply. A new "advanced integration group" of senior bureaucrats will review the latest operational needs of Ukraine.

Funding could come from the Ukrainian Security Assistance Initiative, which could cost nearly $ 1 billion to contract Ukrainian weapons. Approximately $ 240 million has been contracted for everything from Switchblade drones to secure communications devices. 

12 hours 33 minutes ago

Russia states that it has complete control of the Lysychans'k refinery. , Ukraine admits only "partial success". 

CNN's Julia Presniakova and Anne Claire Stapleton

Smoke billows over the oil refinery outside Lysychansk on June 21.
June 21st, a big wave at an oil refinery on the outskirts of Lysychansik inhale. Anatolii Stepanov / AFP / Getty Images)

Russian bullets continued in the eastern cities of Lysychansik, with Russian troops "completely hijacking the refinery", Assistant Vitaliy Kiselev The Minister of Interior of the Russian-backed People's Republic of Luhansk (LPR) announced at the Russian-backed media outlet Zvezda. 

"Today, our army has completely hijacked the refinery and cleaning is underway. Our department has already entered almost beyond the refinery. That is, we manage part of the city from the side of the refinery. Similarly, there are units that enter from the east side, cross the Siverskyi Donets, and collide with houses, and we are in exactly the same situation. Better yet, after taking Vovchoiarivka, our unit got even closer, and from the side of Toshkivka we slammed into a residential area. From almost every aspect, 50 Lysychans'k somewhere. % Control, "says Kislev. 

Meanwhile, Ukraine is still conducting an offensive operation in the area of ​​the Lysychans'k oil refinery, saying, "It has been partially successful, with the northwestern part of the plant. It holds the southeastern part. " According to a Thursday evening update from the Ukrainian army.

"The enemy carried out assault operations in the northeastern part of the Lysychansik refinery, in the village of Toporifka, and in the northern part of the villages of Vovchoia Rifka and Maloria Zantzebe," Ukraine said. Said a military statement. "[Russia] is partially successful. Under the fire control section of the Topolivka – Lysychansk road. Unable to withstand the fire of our artillery, missiles and aviation units, the Russian occupation forces snake. I left the island. In this way, the Odesa region was completely liberated. "

Serhiy Hayday, head of the military administration in the Russian region, said Thursday night, Lysychans'k was" very much. " It's a difficult situation. "

"Bombardment comes from several directions, because Russian troops approached Lysychans'k from different directions. As always, they report that they control half of the city. It's not true. But the artillery is very powerful. They are intentionally shooting at our humanitarian center. There are injuries. Now we tell people that we are always in shelter. I recommend. No evacuation. This is very dangerous. They mine access roads with anti-tank mines. Russians in the suburbs. There are no street fights in the city, "Hayday said. 

14 hours ago

Sweden promised to expel 73 people to Turkey, the President of Turkey


to CNN Isil Sariyauce

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan addresses media representatives during a press conference at the NATO summit in Madrid on June 30.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was held in Madrid on June 30th. I will address the media representative at a press conference at the NATO Summit. (Gabriel Bouys / AFP / Getty Images)

Turkey President Legep expels 73 people to Turkey as a result of a memorandum of understanding signed between Sweden, Finland and Turkey in Madrid on Tuesday. I promised to do it. Tayyip Erdoğan said.

"If the promise is not kept, we will do what is necessary for the agreement," he said at a press conference in Madrid on Thursday, with Turkey ratifying the agreement. "If they do not meet these, we will not send it to Congress."

Still, Erdogan called the memorandum a "diplomatic victory.""

Prior to the NATO Summit, where the Trilateral Memorandum was signed,Turkey refused to bid for NATO memberships inSweden and Finland, and the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or Turkey. Claimed to contain members of the PKK. The EU and the United States recognize it as a terrorist organization, similar to the FETO that Turkey sees behind the 2015 coup attempt. The Treaty on Expulsion.

Turkeyexpressed dissenting opinions against NATO members in Finland and Swedenas a result of a memorandum signed by these three countries, and Prime Minister Erdogan with US President Joe Byden on Wednesday. Withdrawn after discussion.

14 hours 5 minutes ago

The satellite image was taken by Turkey using a drone on Snake Island. Shows how to target the Russian army

CNN to Paul P. Murphy

First Black SeaSnake IslandFebruary 24 It was relatively quiet a few weeks after falling into the hands of the Russians on the first day of the day's invasion of Turkey. On May 2, the Ukrainians used the Vilactal TB2 drone to Russia on and near the island. Things changed when we started targeting troops and equipment. 

Almost every week since then, the Turks have launched drone attacks on the island. The strike was overwhelmingly successful. , Military vehicles, buildings, ships, and even helicopters were knocked out. 

After the Turkish army carried out what they said was a "successful" operation by the Russian army. Said he left the island on Thursday. Meanwhile, Russian spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in a briefing that his army had left the island "as a gesture of goodwill."

A small but strategic territory is the scene of the first salvo of the war in Ukraine, where requests from Russian warships are in Ukraine. The surrender boldly replied to the defenders, "Russian warship, go to f *** by yourself."

See some of the satellite images from strategic islands here:

An overview of Snake Island is seen on June 30.
Snake Island Overview Will be seen on June 30th. (Maxar Technologies)
The northern end of Snake Island is seen on June 21.
You can see the northern end of Snake Island on June 21st. (MaxarTechnologies)
13 hours 28 minutes ago

Importance from US President Biden's speech at the NATO summit Here are some points from

CNN staff

US President Joe Biden speaks at the NATO Summit on June 30 in Madrid.
US President Joe Biden on June 30th in Madrid I will give a lecture at the NATO Summit held. (Denis Doyle / Getty Images)

This week's NATO summit in Madrid, Spain, refocused on taking Russia's war between Ukraine and China as a threat. It became a hot topic. US President Joe Biden shows that these developments are moving the US-led military alliance to "where reflects the reality of the second quarter of the 21st century ." Said.

Let's take a look at the important remarks from Biden's speech at the end of the summit.

Transatlantic unification message to Putin's goal:Russia's President Vladimir Putin's global response to all crises caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine is "{228" } Shows exactly what he is getting. 363} didn't want. "

"We are more united than ever. In addition to Finland and Sweden, we will be stronger than ever. They have a serious army and There are both. NATO's border is expanded 800 miles along the Finland-Russia border. Sweden is everything. "

Russia Feels the impact:While pledged to "support Finland as much as necessary ", Byden said the war in Finland had already hit Russia. Defaulted external debtfor the first time in a century. "They paya very highfor this," Biden said. 

Inflation is a global problem and Russia is responsible.Biden has also addressed rising gas prices and food shortages around the world. 247} Russiacondemns the invasion of Ukraine head-on. "After all, it's Russia's fault that gas prices are rising. Russia, Russia, Russia. The reason for the food crisis is Russia's fault."

16 hours 12 minutes ago

"It's too early" to set up an outpost on Snake Island, Ukrainian military officials said

Anastasia Graham of CNN in London-

While Russian troops have withdrawn from Snake Island in the Black Sea, it may be "too early" for Ukraine to establish an outpost there. Natalia Humenuk, a spokesperson for the Southern Command of the Ukrainian Army, said.

Humenuk reported that the island remained covered in heavy smoke for the duration of the explosion.

She added, "Our troops have not yet landed on the island," she added, revealing that it is not clear whether Russian troops have completely withdrawn. Not all of them have withdrawn, but I hope they had enough sense to do it. "

Humenyuk proposed that Russian troops fire anti-aircraft missile systems and radar stations "to cover their path."

"As soon as we realize that all these systems are effectively targeted to us and can no longer serve us, they have to fold out the outpost and leave. I realized it wouldn't be, "she added. Monitor their actions in terms of ship grouping and the use of other units. It is premature to form an outpost on Snake Island. We must finish investigating the results of military operations. 

Russian military order justified the withdrawal from the island "as a gesture of goodwill" on Thursday.

Snake Island, a small island off the coast of Ukraine near Odesa, was occupied by the Russian Navy early in the February war. It is an important outpost for marking Ukrainian territorial waters and a symbol of Ukraine's resistance to the Russian occupation. 

Click here for detailsWithdrawal from the island of Snake in Russia

16 hours 24 minutes ago

Ukraine has diplomatic relations with Syria over the approval of the separatist territory of Donetsk Cut off

From CNN's Oleksandra Ochman

Ukraine admits Donetsk independence of pro-Russian separatist ruleon Thursday and Damascus Wednesday After that, he announced that he had cut off diplomatic relations with Syria. People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic.

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine strongly condemns the decision of the Arab Republic of Syria to recognize the so-called" independence "of temporarily occupied territories in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine," the ministry said. In a statement on Thursday.

"We are unfriendly to Ukraine, a violation of our state's sovereignty and territorial integrity, Ukrainian law, the Charter of the United Nations, and the basics. We consider it a serious violation of the norms, and the principles of international law. "

Syria, with the exception of Russia, is the only country where officially recognizes the independence of secession areas.

"In response to this unfriendly act, Ukraine, in accordance with Article 2 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations in Vienna on April 24, 1963, with Syria without a break in consular relations. Declares a break in diplomatic relations. He added that it would impose trade bans and other sanctions on Syria.

Here are more information about the two pro-Moscow regions Read