Russo-Ukraine war: ‘Significant’ blow against Snake Island occupiers, says Ukrainian military; Russia Celebrates Hitler’s Invasion Anniversary – Live News

Putin will celebrate the anniversary of World War II

Russian President, Vladimir Putin, is set to mark the day when the forces of Hitler’s Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941.

This date is significant in Russia and is remembered as a ‘day of remembrance and sorrow’.

Putin will offer flowers in honor of the dead on Wednesday.

To mark the anniversary, the Russian Defense Ministry released documents dating back to the start of World War II, intended to show Germany that Soviet forces were bombing churches and cemeteries to justify their invasion. .

Russia’s Defense Ministry said, “As today, in 1941, the Nazis had prepared in advance provocations to discredit our state.”

June 22 is one of the saddest dates in Russian history – Memorial and Mourning Day. It was on this day 81 years ago that the Great Patriotic War began.

A divine worship and a memorial service will be held at the Main Cathedral of the Russian Armed Forces.

️22 June is one of the saddest dates in Russian history – Memorial and Mourning Day. It was on this day 81 years ago that the Great Patriotic War began.
A divine worship and a memorial service will be held at the Main Cathedral of the Russian Armed Forces.
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— Russian Embassy, ​​SWE (@RusEmbSwe) 21 June 2022

Satellite images provided by Maxar Technologies on June 21 show the damage done on Snake Island Later Ukraine claimed that he attacked the small southern region on Tuesday.

A destroyed tower can be seen in the southern end of the island and burnt areas at the northern end.

Russia said it had foiled a Ukrainian attempt to retake the island in the Black Sea occupied by Russian forces on the first day of the invasion.

A destroyed tower as seen at the southern end of Snake Island in a satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies on June 21. Photograph: Satellite Image ©2022 MaxarTech/AFP/Getty Images
Burning marks can be seen at the northern end of Snake Island.
Burning marks can be seen at the northern end of Snake Island. Photograph: Satellite Image ©2022 MaxarTech/AFP/Getty Images
Russia said it had foiled a Ukrainian effort to retake Snake Island, a small area in the Black Sea occupied by Russian forces on the first day of the offensive.
Russia said it had foiled a Ukrainian effort to retake Snake Island, a small area in the Black Sea occupied by Russian forces on the first day of the offensive. Photograph: Satellite Image ©2022 MaxarTech/AFP/Getty Images

Ukraine launches attack on Snake Island

Ukraine’s military has said it carried out airstrikes on the landlocked island, also known as Snake Island, causing “significant damage” to the Russian military.

in a video Know Posted on Facebook, the Army’s Southern Operational Command said it had used “targeted attacks with the use of various forces” on the island.

Added command:

The land island was dealt a concentrated blow with the use of various forces and methods of destruction. ,

Russian troops stationed on the island took “significant losses”

The military operation is on and there is a need for information silence till its end.

Moscow claimed it repelled the “crazy” attack, which Ukraine planned to carry out “massive air and artillery fire before landing and capturing the island”.

in one Update Posted on its Telegram channel, Russia’s Defense Ministry said:

At 5 a.m. on June 20, the Kyiv regime made another insane attempt to capture Snake Island.

This is another fake ‘victory’ of the Ukrainian army.

The ministry said 15 Ukrainian strike and reconnaissance drones took part in the airstrike, while missile launchers and howitzers fired on the island, reportedly killing 13 drones.

Summary and welcome

Hello, Samantha Locke is back with you as we continue to report all the latest news Ukraine,

Here are all the other major developments in Kyiv until 8am.

  • Military situation for the defenders of Ukraine in the Eastern Donbass “extremely difficult, Officials have said. 568 civilians are believed to be hiding at the Azot chemical plant in Svyerodonetsk, as Russian attacks intensify in an effort to capture Svyarodonetsk and Lisichansk. Serhi Haidai, governor of the Luhansk region, said that Lisichansk was being shelled “on a large scale”.
  • Russian army capture many settlements Near Lysychansk and Sievierodonetsk. The head of the Svyarodonetsk district military administration, Roman Vlasenko, said the front-line village of Toshkivka had not been under Ukrainian control since Monday. The Russian army reportedly also captured Pidlisne and Mala Dolina, southwest of Svyarodonetsk, and saw success near the Hirske settlement in Luhansk.
  • Russian shelling kills at least 15 civilians in Ukraine’s Kharkiv region On Tuesday, according to regional governor Oleh Sinegubov.
  • Mass mobilization in Russia is “about to happen” According to Western officials, the Kremlin recruited people from poor areas to fight in Ukraine. officers too Said there was “more nonsense” about Vladimir Putin’s health And about “more speculation” about who will replace him in Russia. However, there did not appear to be an “immediate threat” to the position of the Russian president from the elite or the general population, he said.
  • US Attorney General Merrick Garland visits Ukraine A Justice Department official said Tuesday to discuss Russia’s war crimes. Garland met with the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Irina Venediktova, and announced a war crime accountability team To identify and prosecute criminals. “There is no hiding place for war criminals,” Garland said.
  • German self-propelled howitzers have arrived in Ukraine In the first delivery of heavy weapons promised by Berlin. “We have replenishment!” Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksey Reznikov made the announcement. “The German Panzerhaubitz joins the Ukrainian artillery family with 2000 trained Ukrainian crews.”
  • The head of Turkey’s arms production agency said Turkey should be cautious about delivering more weapons to Ukraine. Ismail Demir’s commentary in the Wall Street Journal Show how Ankara is playing out fast on both sides of the war. Turkish-made drones have played an important role in the defense of Kyiv.
  • Turkish military delegation to discuss visit to Russia this week Potential safe maritime corridor in the Black Sea for Ukrainian grain exportsAccording to Turkish presidential sources. There will be a meeting between Turkey, Ukraine, Russia and the United Nations Held in Istanbul in the coming weeks, Sources said, possibly with the participation of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoan and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
  • European countries unite in support of granting EU member candidate status to UkraineThe Minister of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg has said. Jean Esselborn told reporters: “We are working at this point” Where we tell Putin that Ukraine belongs to EuropeThat we will also defend the values ​​that Ukraine defends.”
  • UK government “firm” to impose further sanctions on Russia Britain’s Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has said this will continue until Moscow is completely separated from Ukraine. He told Parliament that She will travel to Turkey on Wednesday To discuss options to help get grain from Odessa. Boris Johnson also warned about the need to resist “increasing fatigue” during the war. And said that any concession to Vladimir Putin would be a “disaster”.
  • Estonia summoned the Russian ambassador on Tuesday to protest the “extremely serious” violation of its airspace by a Russian helicopter. The Estonian Foreign Ministry said the helicopter took off without permission on June 18 at a point in the southeast.
A Ukrainian service member with a dog is seen in the ruined eastern Ukrainian city of Svyarodonetsk.
A Ukrainian service member with a dog is seen in the ruined eastern Ukrainian city of Svyarodonetsk. Photo: Reuters