Special operation, July 1: Allied forces went directly to Lisichansk
MOSCOW, 1 July – RIA Novosti. The Russian Ministry of Defense said on Friday that the allied forces went directly to the city of Lisichansk in the LPR, the Ukrainian armed formations suffered heavy losses, more and more Ukrainian soldiers left their positions.
Allied troops went directly to the city of Lisichansk in the Lugansk People’s Republic, where the Ukrainian army suffered heavy losses, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday.
According to the Ministry of Defense, Russian aviation hit 32 command posts of the Ukrainian army, a radar station for detecting air targets in the Katranka region of the Odessa region, three ammunition depots in the Spornoye region of the Donetsk People’s Republic, as well as Russian aviation. Manpower and military equipment in 297 counties per day.
According to a report from the agency, the Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed a command post of Ukrainian forces and five weapons depots with high-precision weapons in one day.
In addition, the ministry stressed that the number of fugitives in the Ukrainian army and those who fled from participating in the fighting has increased.
LNR and DNR
The bombardment of Donetsk from Ukraine continues. According to the Armistice Joint Control and Coordination Center, Ukrainian troops opened fire on the territory of the DPR 67 times in the past day and fired 541 ammunition. Petrovsky and Kirovsky districts of Donetsk were bombarded.
Representatives of the Donetsk ombudsman said on Friday that between 24 and 30 June 51 security guards and 10 civilians were killed in the republic, 207 security guards and 42 civilians were injured.
Almost all of those released from Ukrainian captivity said they were tortured in captivity, according to DPR Ombudsman Darya Morozova. “They were tortured with electric shocks, beatings, and water torture,” she said.
In the DPR, two more British mercenaries, Dylan Hilly and Andrew Hill, were charged with the same articles as foreigners who were previously sentenced to death in Mariupol – two British nationals Sean Pinner and Aiden Aslin, and Moroccan citizen Saadoun Brahim, who aimed to seize power in the DPR Ukraine guilty of armed aggression.
In addition, according to local media, the case against the first group of Ukrainian militants captured from Azovstal in Mariupol is ready to be sent to the court in the Donetsk People’s Republic.
Meanwhile, Donetsk began issuing Russian passports. Message Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic on the Telegram channel.
There is also the exchange of prisoners of war. In particular, on Friday, more than 30 citizens of the LPR were released as a result of an exchange between Russia and Ukraine, RIA Novosti was informed by Victoria Serdyukova, the human rights commissioner in the republic.
According to the LPR People’s Militia, more than 10,000 civilians remain in Lisichansk, where the fighting took place.
Ukrainian forces are trying to damage industrial facilities outside the LPR zone, this is especially evidenced by the bombing of the city of Rovenka by Tochka-U, the purpose of which, as reported to RIA Novosti at the prosecutor’s office, could possibly be an oil depot of the republic.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo said that on the eve of the talks in the Kremlin, he conveyed a message from Vladimir Zelensky to Russian President Vladimir Putin. On Friday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Zelensky’s message was not recorded in a written document.
Brazil’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ronaldo Costa Filho, head of the Security Council, said that the food security issue in the context of Ukraine will be one of the issues to be discussed at the UN Security Council in July, the exact date will depend on it. Progress of negotiations on this agenda.
Ursula von der Leyen, the head of the European Commission, proposed to allocate 1 billion euros to Ukraine from a new macro-financial support package announced in May.
Meanwhile, Zelensky received in Ukraine Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, who promised to provide financial assistance to the Ukrainian side in the amount of about 10 billion euros. And just as Zelensky noted, former NATO Secretary General Andres von Rasmussen agreed to chair the Ukraine advisory group together with the head of Zelensky’s office, Andriy Yermak.
On Friday evening, the United States announced that it has allocated a new military aid package of approximately $820 million to Ukraine. According to Todd Brissil, press secretary of the US department of defense, this aid package includes: additional ammunition for the American HIMARS MLRS, two Norwegian NASAMS anti-aircraft missile systems, up to 150,000 150 mm artillery shells and four counter-battery radars.
The White House has repeatedly stressed that it is allocating new military aid to Ukraine, while considering a diplomatic solution as the only possible way to resolve the current conflict in Ukraine. At the same time, the day before, US President Joe Biden emphasized that his country will support Ukraine “as long as necessary”.
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