The photos are meant to show Ukrainian soldiers evacuating Russian troops in the Kherson region of southern Ukraine.
Released footage showed Ukrainian artillery targeting Russian positions in the area.
It is unclear whether the images were actually filmed in the Kherson Oblast region of southern Ukraine, but they were obtained on Monday evening from the 36th Separate Marine Brigade, which is part of the Ukrainian Navy, and added: “Nikolaev Marines are actively preparing to participate in the ‘Khersan referendum’!”
Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Reunification of Temporarily Occupied Territories, Irina Vereshchuk, has urged the local people of the Kherson region to evacuate the area so that Ukrainian forces can “capture” the region.
He said: “Please go because our army will certainly occupy these lands. Our desire to do this is unshakeable. And when there are children it will be very difficult to open the humanitarian corridor. In Mariupol it was difficult, and in the Kherson region It will be even more difficult.
“Because the enemy learns, becomes even more cynical, and uses human shields, especially children. We will find out there are children, and we will be powerless, and we really don’t want that. Mine Trust me, we will get rid of business very fast. Surely there will be a retaliation.”
The 36th Separate Marine Brigade said the footage showed how “the art of the 36th Separate Marine Brigade, named after Rear Admiral Mykhailo Bilinsky, once again disabled the command and observation post of the occupants.”
He signed it saying: “Glory to the Marines!”
The 36th Separate Marine Brigade, officially “Rear Admiral Mykhailo Bilinsky 36th Separate Marine Brigade”, was formed in 2015, mainly from Ukrainian marines who had been evacuated from Crimea following Russia’s annexation of the peninsula in 2014.
They were one of two primary units – along with the Azov Battalion – that defended Mariupol until the city was captured by pro-Russian forces in May.
Zenger News contacted Russian and Ukrainian officials for comment, but had not received a response at the time of writing.
Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin is calling a “special military operation”. Tuesday is the 118th day of the attack.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and June 21, Russia had approximately 34,100 personnel, 1,496 tanks, 3,606 armored fighting vehicles, 752 artillery units, 239 multiple launch rocket systems, 98 air defense systems, 216 warplanes. had lost it. , 181 helicopters, 611 drones, 137 cruise missiles, 14 warships, 2,537 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 59 units of specialized equipment.
Russia conducted an anti-ship missile exercise in the Baltic Sea amid rising tensions with NATO member Lithuania, as the latter country blocked the transit of goods to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad.
Ukraine’s military has said they are successfully thwarting new Russian attempts to advance into the Kharkiv region of northeastern Ukraine.
The new chief of the British Army, General Sir Patrick Sanders, has told the British Army that they need to be prepared to face Russia on the battlefield, adding that the British Army should now be able to defeat Russia.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited Ukraine’s southern border as Ukrainian forces launched a counterattack in the region to push back Russian troops.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the war in Ukraine could last for years and, while the costs were high, the cost of allowing Russia to achieve its military goals would be even greater.
Zelensky said a “historic week” had begun as Kyiv awaits a decision from Brussels about its EU candidate status. The European Parliament passed a resolution recommending that the EU grant Ukraine candidate country status for EU membership. Some 438 members of the European Parliament voted in favor of the proposal, with 65 voting against and 94 abstaining.
Freelance Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov has auctioned his Nobel Peace Prize medal for $103.5 million, with all proceeds going to help Ukrainian refugees.
60-year-old Muratov is the editor-in-chief of the Russian independent newspaper nova gazzettaWhich he co-founded in 1993. The newspaper regularly touted a number of threats and covered topics that made the Kremlin uncomfortable.
nova gazzetta has reported on Russian government corruption, human rights violations, and police violence, as well as publishing articles criticizing Putin.
Muratov has been a vocal supporter of press freedom and argued that it needed to remain independent of government influence.
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