For the third time this month, the occupiers attacked Zmiiny (Snake) Island in the Black Sea. Last day, the enemy launched 8 missile strikes, 33 air strikes and fired 53 rocket salvo fire strikes.
The defense forces of Ukraine continue to conduct an offensive operation in the Melitopol and Berdyansk directions, and are entrenched at the achieved boundaries.
On the night of July 30, the Russian military attacked the liberated Zmiiny (Snake) Island with tactical aircraft for the third time this month, the operational command "South" reported. It is noted that the Russians dropped two aerial bombs of an unknown type in the area of the island.
On July 13, the occupiers also attacked Zmiiny (Snake), dropping a high-explosive aerial bomb. Five days before the Russian airstrike, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky visited Zmiiny. The head of state honored the memory of the defenders of the island there.
Small - with an area of about 20 hectares - Zmiiny (Snake) Island in the Black Sea territorially belongs to Odesa Region. Since the end of February 2022, it has been occupied by the Russian army. In July 2022, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine confirmed his final dismissal.
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation declared that the Russian army had fulfilled all military tasks on the island, and called the departure of the occupiers from Zmiyny (Snake) "a step of goodwill", and then on July 1, phosphorus bombs were dropped on the island.
In addition, this night from the eastern coast of the Sea of Azov, the occupiers directed Shahed-136 attack drones at agricultural enterprises of the Kherson region and the Kryvorizka region of the Dnipropetrovsk region, which were reportedly shot down by air defense forces.
Over the past 24 hours, the enemy has launched 8 missile strikes, 33 air strikes, and fired 53 salvo rockets at the positions of our troops and populated areas. Unfortunately, there are victims among the civilian population, residential buildings were destroyed.
The Defense Forces of Ukraine continue to conduct an offensive operation in the Melitopol and Berdyansk directions, and are entrenched at the achieved boundaries.