⚡️Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry
▫️The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation in Ukraine.
💥High-precision air-based missiles have hit 2 command posts, 3 firing positions of artillery batteries, as well as 18 areas of Ukrainian manpower and military equipment concentration. 2 ammunition depots have been destroyed in the areas of Vrubovka and Yakovlevka in Lugansk People’s Republic.
✈️💥Operational-tactical aviation have hit 65 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration.
▫️The attacks have resulted in the elimination of more than 170 nationalists, 9 tanks, 2 Grad multiple rocket launchers, 1 battery of field artillery and 8 various purpose vehicles.
💥Russian air defence means have shot down 12 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Liptsy, Streleche, Dement’evka, Borodoyarskoe, Mar’ino, Petrovskoe, Grakovo, Malye Prokhody in Kharkov Region, as well as Vasil’ievka in Nikolaev Region, overnight.
💥Missile troops and artillery have hit 39 command posts, 49 firing positions of AFU artillery, as well as 426 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration.
▫️The attacks have resulted in the elimination of more than 400 nationalists, 10 armoured vehicles, 3 Grad multiple rocket launchers, 10 special vehicles, and 3 launchers of S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems near Kramatorsk.
▫️In addition, shelling resulted in the destruction of one 155mm self-propelled howitzer (M109A3) donated by Norway, 2 US 155mm howitzers (M777), and 7 field artillery and mortars, including 1 203mm Pion self-propelled artillery mount.
📊In total, 190 Ukrainian aircraft and 129 helicopters, 1,139 unmanned aerial vehicles, 333 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,443 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 478 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,807 field artillery and mortars, as well as 3,464 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation.
⚡️Testimonies of local residents and monks in liberated Svyatogorsk, Donetsk People’s Republic, confirm that Ukrainian nationalists deliberately set fire to the wooden skete of All Saints’ of the Russian Land on June 5.
▫️According to eyewitnesses, as early as June 2, the Ukrainian military arrived at the territory of the Svyatogorsk Historical and Architectural Reserve, located south of the city across the river.
▫️The aim was to survey the area for the placement of artillery positions by the AFU on the high bank where the architectural reserve is located. The equipment of these positions would have allowed direct fire on Russian troops on the other side of the river.
▫️Here, they also planned to defend the bridge over the Seversky Donets River, which had already been blown up by the nationalists on June 6.
▫️Knowing well that Russian servicemen do not shell places of worship and cultural monuments, the Ukrainian nationalists hoped to shield themselves behind the Orthodox shrines of Lavra as their “shield”.
▫️The insolence of the Ukrainian nationalists has angered local residents. They demanded that the military withdraw from Lavra to prevent its destruction.
▫️By June 4, during the fighting in Svyatogorsk, the Ukrainian army had already lost control of most of the city.
So the retreating nationalists organised a monstrous provocation.
▫️According to local residents, a large-calibre machine gun mounted on an armoured vehicle set fire to the newly built wooden wooden skete of All Saints’ of the Russian Land in 2009 with a burst of incendiary ammunition.
▫️It was not only the monks who tried unsuccessfully to put out the burning skete, but also the members of the local territorial defence who came to help them. The nationalists prevented this by firing intimidating shots.
▫️Despite the hostilities in Svyatogorsk, there has been no damage to historical and Orthodox monuments on the territory of the Holy Dormition Svyatogorsk Lavra by Russian servicemen.
▫️Footage of the current state of the cultural, historical, architectural and orthodox monument of Svyatogorsk Lavra is brought to everyone’s attention.
▫️Thus, Zelensky with his statements about Russia’s allegedly conscious destruction of Ukraine’s cultural heritage and his demands to expel Russia from UNESCO and the UN for this once again lied not only to the Ukrainian people but also to the entire international community.
❗️The Russian Armed Forces continue the special operation to liberate Donbass, preventing shelling or possible damage to historical and cultural heritage sites.
▫️The values of the Ukrainian Nazis in Kiev are the opposite of the historical values of the Orthodox people of Ukraine.
▫️There is and can be no future for the current Kiev regime’s criminal anti-Christian policy in Ukraine.
🇷🇺 National Centre for State Defence Control in Moscow hosts another teleconference of Defence Ministry with the leadership of the Armed Forces, chaired by General of the Army, Sergei Shoigu
🔹 As for today, 97% of the territory of the Lugansk People’s Republic has been liberated.
🔹 Residential areas of Severodonetsk have been fully liberated. The takeover of its industrial zone and neighbouring settlements continues. The offensive in the Popasnaya direction is developing.
🔹51 units of foreign military equipment have been destroyed during the last 10 days of the special military operation.
🔹 In five days, 126 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine surrendered, their total number is 6,489 people.
🔹 In Mariupol, water and electricity supply to residential areas is being restored in stages, streets are being cleared and the first social facilities have started to function.
🔹 The Azovstal plant, including its underground facilities, has been completely cleared of mines.
🔹 Berdyansk sea port has started to operate. On behalf of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief they are ready to load grain at these ports.
🔹 The largest nuclear power plant in Europe, Zaporozhye, which can generate up to half of all nuclear power generation capacity of Ukraine, is operating normally.
🔹33 coal mines, 2 oil fields and 14 gas fields taken over by Lugansk and Donetsk people’s republics during the special military operation continue to operate normally. The liberated territories are home to 57% of Ukraine’s steelmaking capacity.
🔹 While retreating, Ukrainian nationalists seek to cause maximum damage to these industries. In turn, the Russian military, while liberating the Donbass, is taking industry facilities under its protection, thus preserving the potential for the development of the region’s economy.
🔹 Joint efforts of the Russian Ministry of Defence and Russian Railways have created conditions for the resumption of full-fledged traffic between Russia, Donbass, Ukraine and Crimea on six railway sections.
🔹 The restoration of transport infrastructure and water supply creates favourable conditions for the development of agricultural sector in the liberated territories.
🔹 More than 27,000 tons of goods have been handed over to civilians.
🔹 During the summer training period, we will pay special attention to new ways of conducting combat operations based on the experience of the special military operation and other armed conflicts, army tactical shooting and first aid on the battlefield.
🔹 47 warships, boats and submarines will take part in the Main Naval Parade to be held in St Petersburg on July 31. Also for the first time, the female crew of the patrol boat Raptor will take part in the parade.
🇷🇺🇹🇷📞At the initiative of the Turkish side, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu held telephone conversation with the Minister of National Defence of the Republic of Turkey Hulusi Akar.
▫️The main focus was an exchange of views and assessments of the situation in Ukraine and Syria.
▫️The Defence Ministers discussed in detail the security of navigation in the Black Sea in connection with solving the problem of grain export from the territory of Ukraine.
▫️The importance of continuing close interaction in Syria aimed at maintaining long-term stability in the region was noted.
▫️Russian-Turkish contacts on these issues will continue.
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