Russian Defense Ministry: Russian forces seize Lisichansk oil refinery

July 1, 2022

 

Russian Deputy Minister of Defence Timur Ivanov inspects construction of socially significant facilities in Donbass

The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue successful offensive near Lisichansk. Over the past three days, Russian units have taken under control the Lisichansk oil refinery, the Matrosskaya coal mine, the Gelatine plant and the settlement of Topolevka. The allied forces have reached Lisichansk.
Ukrainian army is suffering big losses in this area. Only in Verkhnekamenka, over the past 24 hours, the enemy has lost more than 120 persons dead, as well as 70 in Verkhnekamenskoye.

The failures of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) at the combat area provoke an increase of the number of cases of desertion and evading to be involved in operations. There is an unorganised withdrawal of certain AFU units from Lisichansk.The command conceals the facts of understaffing of units in every way possible. One of the battalions of 17th Tank Brigade that operates near Novaya Poltavka (Donetsk People's Republic) is left with less than 20% of personnel from the authorised strength.

​​ We continue to carefully record the facts of the inhumane treatment of civilians and use of residential buildings, educational institutions, cultural buildings and other social infrastructure facilities for military purposes by Ukrainian armed groups.

In addition, according to reliable information, the Kiev regime is preparing another provocation in Odessa for accusing Russian Armed Forces of assassination civilians (including minors) and deliberate destroying civilian infrastructure using cluster munitions prohibited by international agreements. 

The Ministry of Defense continue to publish footage of Russian Armed Forces in combat action:
of Western MD medical units providing aid to civilian population of Kharkov region; Uragan MRLS crews in combat action within special military operation.

On July 1, 2022, 7 humanitarian campaigns are being carried out in the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics, in Kharkov and Kherson regions, during which 619 tonnes of basic necessities, medicine and food are distributed.