Ukrainian military launch over 10 accurate strikes on Snake Island

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Ukrainian military launch over 10 accurate strikes on Snake Island

Ukrainian military launch over 10 accurate strikes on Snake Island

Last night the Ukrainian military launched more than 10 accurate strikes on Snake [Zmiinyi] Island.
The relevant statement was made by Head of the United
Coordinating Press Center of the Southern Defense Forces Natalia
Humeniuk during a briefing at Media Center Ukraine, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“We continue a [military]
operation on Snake Island. Last night more than 10 accurate strikes were
launched on the island. We are checking the results now, but we have
already been informed that one more Pantsir-S1 air defense missile gun
system was hit,” Humeniuk told.

In her words, there are adverse weather conditions in the Black Sea
at the moment. Thus, the enemy left two missile ships carrying 16 cruise
missiles on duty.

A reminder that, on June 22, 2022, Chief of the Main Intelligence
Directorate at the Ukrainian Defense Ministry Kyrylo Budanov stated that
Ukraine Army’s military operation on Snake Island will last until the
island is fully liberated from Russian invaders.

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Snake Island: Why Russia couldn’t hold on to strategic Black Sea outcrop – BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-61992491

…The island is exposed to attacks from all directions from air and sea,
and the small garrison tasked with defending it – first Ukrainians and later Russians – has been described as “sitting ducks” by military experts…

Ukraine conflict: What is Nato and how is it changing? – BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-18023383

Sweden and Finland have applied to join the Western security alliance Nato, because of the war in Ukraine.

Russia’s
invasion has also prompted Nato to announce plans to increase the
number of troops that can be deployed at short notice…

Iran and Argentina apply to join BRICS | Aletho News

https://alethonews.com/2022/06/27/iran-and-argentina-apply-to-join-brics/

Samizdat | June 27, 2022

The Islamic Republic of Iran has officially submitted its application to join the group of five emerging economies made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, the foreign ministry in Tehran announced on Monday. The move comes after the Iranian president addressed the BRICS summit last week.

While BRICS is not a treaty bloc, it has a “very creative mechanism with broad aspects,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Monday, according to the Tasnim news agency. He added that Tehran has already had “a series of consultations” with BRICS about the application.

Iran’s membership would “add value” for everyone involved, said Khatibzadeh, noting that BRICS members account for up to 30% of the world’s GDP and 40% of the global population.

On Friday, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi addressed the BRICS virtual summit hosted by China, and expressed Tehran’s readiness to share its capabilities and potentials with the group.

Argentina has also applied to join BRICS. President Alberto Fernandez on Friday urged the creation of cooperation mechanisms that could represent the alternative to ostensibly private institutions run by – and in the interest of – the West.

During the session on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the five-member group was working on setting up a new global reserve currency “based on a basket of currencies of our countries.”

G-7 Heightening Russia Sanctions for Ukraine War

https://www.voanews.com/a/russia-edges-toward-debt-payment-default/6634480.html

The United States and the other members of the Group of Seven leading
industrialized economies imposed new sanctions Monday against Russia
for its four-month invasion of Ukraine. These include measures to cut Moscow off from materials and services needed by its industrial and
technology sectors.

The White House said the U.S. will commit $7.5 billion as part of a G-7 effort to help Ukraine cover its short-term budget needs, and that
the governments are making “an unprecedented, long-term security
commitment to providing Ukraine with financial, humanitarian, military
and diplomatic support as long as it takes.”

In a joint communique, the G-7 said, “We remain appalled by and continue to condemn the brutal, unprovoked, unjustifiable and illegal war of aggression against Ukraine by Russia and aided by Belarus. We
condemn and will not recognize Russia’s continued attempts to redraw
borders by force.”

The announcement came as G-7 leaders met in the Bavarian Alps in Germany, where they spoke by video link with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.