The Russian Armed Forces have left Zmeiny Island
On 30th of June, the Russian forces have completed their mission on the Zmeiny Island, and pulled out the garrison, as a goodwill move. «It has been demonstrated to the world community that Russia doesn’t interfere with the efforts of the UN to organize a humanitarian corridor for the export of agricultural products from the territory of Ukraine» — Igor Konashenkov stated. «This decision will prevent Kiev to speculate on the topic of the upcoming food crisis by referring to the impossibility of the export of grain due to the Russian total control of the north-western part of the Black Sea. Now it is the Ukrainian turn to act. Ukraine has yet to clear the Black Sea coast, including the port waters, from sea mines» — Igor Konashenkov concluded.
The Turkish forces launched a pre-emptive strike against the Kurdish forces in north of Syria — the press office of the Turkish Ministry of Defense reported. The published footage shows that the strikes were carried out with SPGs, tanks, IFVs, ATGMs, and small arms. The attacks on the positions of the Kurdish forces were inflicted by the Turkish military a day after Ankara agreed to pull out their objections to the membership of Finland and Sweden into the NATO.
On 30th of June the NATO’s Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, stated during the press conference after the Madrid summit that the NATO doesn’t consider itself to be a part of the conflict in Ukraine, and the NATO doesn’t want the conflict to spread beyond Ukraine. He added that the NATO has set itself the goal of preventing a direct conflict with Russia due to the special operation in Donbass, since the damage from the conflict will be incomparable. «We will see suffering and destruction on a much larger scale» — he explained. According to him, it is planned to change Ukraine from Soviet to NATO weapons.
«The Polish authorities have already started making the plans to dismember Ukraine» — the head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, Sergei Naryshkin, stated. He added that the development of plans for the division of Ukraine by Poland is based on the Russian success in the special operation, and the understanding that Russia will achieve its own goals. «In this regard, the prospects for the political survival of the regime of Vladimir Zelensky are also assessed by the Poles as disappointing» — Sergey Naryshkin concluded. Earlier, Sergei Naryshkin announced that Poland was preparing such plans back in April. He specified that the development of future borders and zones of control over Ukraine is being carried out jointly with the USA.
«The NATO represents a systemic challenge to the world peace and stability» — the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Zhao Lijian, stated during a briefing. He added that Beijing demands the NATO to stop vilifying China. He explained that the NATO Strategic Concept ignores the reality. According to Beijing, the NATO denigrates the Chinese foreign policy, makes irresponsible remarks about the Chinese military development and the national defense policy, and encourages the confrontations and the Cold War mentality, as well as an ideological bias — Zhao Lijian stated, and added that China is seriously concerned about all of these actions, and strongly opposes these actions.
Poland has completed the construction of a fence on the border with Belarus — the Polish Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, stated at a briefing. He noted that the fence is necessary to protect the Polish border line. According to him, the construction of the fence has gained an additional urgency when the threat of famine in Africa and the Middle East became real. The decision to build the fence on the border with Belarus was made in the summer of 2021, after a sharp increase in the flow of migrants from the Middle East. Warsaw accused Minsk of creating a crisis on the border on a purpose. The Belarusian authorities denied those accusations. Constantine Reztsov, specially for the ANNA NEWS