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Russia announces its withdrawal from Snake Island in the Black Sea after Ukrainian counterattack

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the army of Russia announced on Thursday its withdrawal from Snake Island, a strategic position in the Black Sea conquered by Moscow and which had been the target of Ukrainian bombing in recent weeks.

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“On June 30, as a sign of goodwill, the Russian armed forces fulfilled the objectives set in the snake island and they withdrew their garrison there,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said.

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The Russian Defense Ministry claimed that the withdrawal was a demonstration to the world that “Russia is not impeding UN efforts to organize a humanitarian corridor to ship agricultural products from Ukraine”

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Russia added that “The ball is now on Ukraine’s side,” and accused the pro-Western country of not having demined its Black Sea coast yet.

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“There are no longer any Russian troops on Snake Island. Our Armed Forces did a great job”, Ukrainian presidential aide Andryi Yermak said on Twitter.

The military command of the south of Ukraine wrote on Facebook that overnight Russia “hastily evacuated the remnants of its garrison” from the island after “attacks by our missile and artillery units.”

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Said the island is “covered with fire” and posted a photo of what appears to be the island with clouds of smoke.

Ukraine has accused Russia to steal their grain, thus contributing to the global food shortage caused by the blockade of exports of agricultural products in Ukrainian ports.

Since the beginning of the Russian offensive, the small Snake Island has become a symbol of Ukrainian resistance after a group of Ukrainian guards defending it rejected in a radio message the order to surrender launched from a Russian ship.

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Source: Elcomercio

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