Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russian forces abandon Snake Island under Ukrainian fire

June 30, 2022

In the Volyn and Polissya directions, units of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus continue to be in the border areas of the Brest and Gomel regions. According to available information, the military commissariats of the specified regions are studying the possibilities of covert mobilization of the population.

There are no significant changes in the Siversky direction.

In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy continues to defend the previously occupied positions. It carried out shelling from tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery in the districts of the city of Kharkiv, the settlements of Pytomnyk, Ukrayinka, Peremoha, Dementiyivka, Prudyanka, Korobochkyne and Rubizhne.

The defenders resolutely suppressed an attempt of enemy assault in the area of Dementiyivka settlement. The occupiers left. Airstrikes were carried out near Prudyanka and Verkhniy Saltiv.

In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy is regrouping troops and defending. Fired artillery of various calibers in Mazanivka, Dibrivne and Krasnopill districts.

In the Donetsk direction, the enemy, with the support of artillery, tries to block the city of Lysychansk and take control of the section of the highway Lysychansk - Bakhmut. Fired at civilian infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Lysychansk, Verkhnyokamyanka and Siversk. Made an airstrike near Vovchoyarivka. Conducts an offensive near Verkhnyokamyanka and assaults in the area of the Lysychansky Oil Refinery, hostilities continue.

In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy did not conduct active hostilities, shelling our positions with artillery.

In the direction of Bakhmut, shelling was recorded near Berestovo, Pokrovsky and Zvanivka, and an airstrike in the Pokrovsky area. Ukrainian soldiers stopped the offensive and inflicted significant losses on the occupiers in the areas of Klynove and Novoluhanske settlements, as well as repulsed the assault in the direction of the Vuhlehirskaya TPP. In both cases the enemy withdrew.

In Avdiyivka, Kurakhivka, Novopavlivka, and Zaporizhzhia, the enemy shelled Vodyane, Avdiivka, Maryinka, Vuhledar, Poltavka, Novoukrayinske, Novosilka, and Orikhov districts. Delivered airstrikes on our positions near Avdiivka and Shcherbaky. Tried to conduct assaults in the Pavlivka area, was unsuccessful, and withdrew.

In the South Buh direction, the enemy continues to systematically shell civilian and military infrastructure and is regrouping troops. Delivered missile and air strikes in the districts of Knyazivka, Potemkyny and Bereznehuvaty. Conducted aerial reconnaissance. The threat of missile strikes on the region's critical infrastructure continues.

Two "Calibre" sea-based cruise missile carriers are in readiness for the use of missile weapons in the waters of the Black Sea.

Our aviation and missile and artillery units continue to successfully carry out combat tasks - they hit enemy concentrations and ammunition depots.

The enemy fired artillery at the areas of the settlements of Pytomnyk, Dementiivka, Ivanivka, Rubizhne, Yavirske, Petrovka, Ruski Tyshky, and Kutuzivka. It also conducted Orlan-10 UAV air reconnaissance near Prudyanka and Ruska Lozova.

Enemy units are regrouping in the Slovyansk direction. The assault in the direction of Dovhenke - Mazanivka was successfully repulsed by our soldiers. The enemy retreated. It carried out assault operations in order to take full control of the village of Bohorodychne, had no success.

Enemy shelling was recorded in the areas of the settlements of Bohorodychne, Krasnopillya, Kurulka, Vernopillya and Chervona Polyana.

The enemy did not take active action in the Kramatorsk direction. It struck an air strike near the village of Tetyanivka.

In the Lysychansk direction, the enemy fires on the positions of our troops near the city of Lysychansk. Conducts assault operations in the area of ​​Lysychansk Oil Refinery, has partial success, maintains the north-western and south-eastern parts of the plant.

It carried out assault operations in the areas of the north-eastern part of the Lysychansk refinery, the settlement of Topolivka and the northern part of the settlements of Vovchoyarivka and Maloryazantseve.

The enemy's offensive in the direction of Loskutivka - Lysychansk gelatin plant was stopped by Ukrainian soldiers and the occupiers were forced to withdraw.

Our defenders successfully stopped all attempts of offensive and assault actions of the occupiers in the directions Mykolayivka - Spirne, Volodymyrivka - Pokrovske, Dolomitne - Vuhlehirska TPP.

Three carriers of naval-based cruise missiles of the "Caliber" type are ready for the use of missile weapons in the Black Sea.

Unable to withstand the fire of our artillery, missile and air units, the occupiers left Snake Island. Thus, the Odesa oblast was completely liberated.