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Ukraine: the Russian army withdraws from Serpents’ Island | War in Ukraine

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June, as a sign of goodwill, the Russian armed forces accomplished the objectives set on Serpents’ Island and withdrew their garrison there”,”text”:”June 30, as a sign of goodwill, the Russian armed forces accomplished the objectives set on Serpents’ Island and withdrew their garrison there”}}”>On June 30, as a sign of goodwill, the Russian armed forces accomplished the objectives set on Serpents’ Island and withdrew their garrison there.said the spokesman for the Russian Ministry of Defense, Igor Konashenkov, assuring that this gesture was to facilitate grain exports from Ukraine.

UN to create a humanitarian corridor to export grain production from Ukraine”,”text”:”Russia does not oppose UN efforts to create a humanitarian corridor to export grain production from Ukraine ‘Ukraine”}}”>Russia does not oppose the efforts of theUN to create a humanitarian corridor allowing the export of grain production from Ukrainehe continued.

This decision will no longer allow kyiv to speculate on an impending food crisis by saying that it is impossible to export grain because of Russia’s total control over the northwest Black Sea.added Igor Konashenkov.

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Liberation of a strategic territorysays Kyiv

The Ukrainian army congratulated itself on having coerced the Russians, unable to resist the fire of our artilleryto withdraw from Snake Island, territory strategic in the Black Sea.

I thank the defenders of the Odessa region who did their utmost to liberate a strategically important territorywelcomed on Telegram the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian armed forces, Valeriï Zaloujniï.

Unable to withstand the fire of our artillery, missiles and airstrikes, the occupiers left Serpents’ Islandhe rejoiced, accompanying his message with a video showing strikes on the island.

Our armed forces did a great jobwelcomed on Twitter Andriï Yermak, the head of the administration of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

According to the Southern Command of the Ukrainian Army, the enemy [russe] fled in two speedboatsleaving the island in firewhere explosions are still heard.

Little Serpents’ Island, located in the northwest of the Black Sea facing the mouth of the Danube, became emblematic from the first day of the Russian offensive when a member of the small Ukrainian garrison defending it challenged the Russian ship claiming surrender to go fuck off.

The Russian military had finally taken control of it.

The island was then regularly targeted by Ukrainian drone and missile strikes.

Russia assured on June 21 that it had repelled an attempt by kyiv forces to retake Serpents’ Island.

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