MoD reports, sanctions, politicians' statements
Russia continues to conduct a special operation in Ukraine. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that all tasks will be completed. He said that the West, in the hope of dragging out the conflict in Ukraine, continues large-scale supplies of weapons to Kyiv, and some of it ends up on the black market. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes for the result of negotiations on grain with Vladimir Putin and Vladimir Zelensky within a week. The US authorities do not change their approach to the Ukrainian crisis, they intend to continue trying to provide Kyiv with the strongest position for negotiations with Moscow. Read online the previous day of the special operation here.
Photo: Donetsk News Agency
12:50 The European Commission in July will present an emergency plan of action for the European Union in the event of a Russian shutdown of gas. This was announced by EC President Ursula von der Leyen.
12:42 pm The Australian Prime Minister is forced to make excuses for his decision to leave for Ukraine at a time when 30,000 Australians have fled their homes due to powerful floods.
12: 36 The Turkish authorities sent a written request to Sweden and Finland to extradite members of the PKK and FETO banned in Turkey. This is reported by the Turkish Ministry of Justice.
12:24 As part of the preparation of the seventh package of anti-Russian sanctions, the European Union is studying a ban on the import of gold from the Russian Federation. This was stated by the head of the European Council Charles Michel.
12:20 Izvestia newspaper reports that the FSB of the Russian Federation detained two residents of Kherson, Andrei Serezhenko and Oleg Pronko. On the instructions of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, they participated in organizing the explosion of the car of the head of the USIN in the Kherson region, Yevgeny Sobolev. The detainees have already confessed.
12:04 Dmitry Peskov considers “a wake-up call” persecution of former Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl. She left the country due to death threats. “Naturally, these are bad symptoms. Evidence that society is unhealthy. As far as we know, indeed, she was subjected to harassment, the practice of cancellation,” he said. At the same time, Kneisl did not turn to the Russian authorities for help.
12:00 Dmitry Peskov said that Kazakhstan did not make any decisions to join the sanctions against Russia. According to him, it remains a friendly country for the Russian Federation.
11:55 A new briefing of the Russian Defense Ministry took place.
It is reported that the Russian Aerospace Forces attacked the point of temporary deployment of a motorized infantry battalion in Kharkov. As a result, up to 100 nationalists were destroyed. And the Russian Aerospace Forces with high-precision missiles destroyed two launchers of the US-made HIMARS multiple launch rocket system in the DPR. The Russian Armed Forces also destroyed the S-300 guidance station and the temporary deployment of foreign mercenaries in the Nikolaev region.
A Russian Su-35 fighter shot down two Mi-24 helicopters and one Su aircraft during an air battle in the Nikolaev region -25 Air Force of Ukraine. In addition, Russian air defense intercepted nine Ukrainian Tochka-U missiles. in the Kherson region, the DPR and the LPR, as well as eight MLRS shells.
11:40 Bulgarian Military reports that Ukrainian servicemen sold French CAESAR self-propelled guns at an extremely cheap price. They went to the buyer for $120,000 apiece, while the real cost of one howitzer is approximately $7 million.
11:24 Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia Dmitry Medvedev noted in his Telegram channel that the idea of punishing Russia, which has the largest nuclear potential, is absurd in itself. It potentially poses a threat to the existence of mankind.
The former prime minister stressed that the entire American history, "starting from the time of the conquest of the Indians, – these are bloody wars of annihilation.” And "during World War II, the United States thus destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki– only to justify the huge costs of the nuclear “Manhattan Project”.
According to Medvedev, “the number of victims of the criminal policy of the United States today is comparable to the victims of the Nazi regime.” “So who's going to give us a show trial?” he asked.
“But the USA and their worthless mongrels must remember the words of Scripture:” Judge not, lest you be judged, for by what judgment you judge, you will be judged. (Bible. Matt. 7:1–2). So that one day “the great day of His wrath will not come to their house, and who can stand?”, (Bible. Rev. 6:17),” he wrote in Telegram.
11:04 Russia has sent a note to the OPCW's technical secretariat about provocations planned by Ukraine at the Slovyansk thermal power plant in Nikolaevka. This was announced by the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation.
10:51 Air defense again worked over Donetsk. This was reported by the Ministry of Information of the Donetsk People's Republic.
10:46 YouTube was turned off in the Kherson region, as well as Instagram, owned by Meta, which is recognized as extremist in Russia and banned. This was told by the press secretary of the local military-civilian administration Sergei Moroz. “But it's okay, we're getting along, it's okay,” he pointed out.
10:25 Only the Ukrainian authorities initiated the denunciation of the agreement with Russia on the recognition of diplomas. This was stated by RIA Novosti in the Ministry of Education and Science. Other countries did not make such a decision
10:22 The governor of the Kaliningrad region, Alikhanov, said that nothing threatened the Suwalki corridor. According to him, this corridor “from the point of view of logistics, nobody needs it.” in an interview with RIA Novosti, he said that the assumptions about the threat of a strip about 100 km long between Belarus and the Kaliningrad region are NATO mythology, formulated for the sake of militarization of Poland and Lithuania.
10:12 The dollar is also flying up. In the morning it rose above 63 rubles, and in a few minutes it had already overcome the bar of 64 rubles! The euro is above 66 rubles.
10:02 At the start of trading, the euro rose to 65 rubles.
9:58  ;Sergey Lavrov said that the West should be aware of its responsibility for the deaths of civilians in the Donbass and Ukraine.
9:40 The people's militia of the LPR reported that the Belarusian nationalist Ivan Marchuk, who fought on the side of Kyiv, was eliminated near Lisichansk.
9:32 Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called Kyiv's statements a lie about the fact that the Russian Federation allegedly shells its cities itself in order to disrupt the supply of weapons to Ukraine.
9:20 IKEA offered to purchase goods at an online sale through applications. However the submission form does not work. The site cannot be restored for the second day.
9:14 Head of Roscosmos" Dmitry Rogozin said sanctions had “zero impact” on Russian rocket science, as well as combat missile systems and fuel. However, he acknowledged their impact on the industry. According to Rogozin, the impact of restrictions is being felt on microelectronics, oils and paints.
9:06 The Russian government approved a draft agreement on the mutual recognition of education, qualifications and academic degrees between Russia and LPR.
The Ukrainian authorities have acknowledged that military products coming from the West are being sold. The Bureau of Economic Security of Ukraine noted that “even military goods are sold for cash.”
Yum! stated that it sells only 70 Russian KFC restaurants. There are more than 1,100 establishments in Russia, but most of them do not belong to Yum! and continues to work.
Denis Pushilin said that after the liberation of the Luhansk People's Republic, units of the DPR and LPR are being transferred to the Donetsk direction.
State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said that Ukraine and the West are leading everything to ensuring that Russian troops do not stop at the borders of the LPR and DPR. He added that strikes on the regions of the Russian Federation are delivered from the territory of the Kharkiv region and other regions of Ukraine. And the people's militia of the LPR noted that the troops of Ukraine must be “pushed back” to the Kyiv region. This is necessary so that their missiles cease to threaten the population of Donbass.