Timeline: day 129 of Ukraine's defense against russia's aggression
Today is July 2. russia's military attack on Ukraine has been going on for 129 days. We're reporting on the current news. The article will be updated.
What about today?
"The Motherland can cope without any of us, but any of us without the Motherland is nothing." The photo shows the faces of our defenders. One of the hundreds of thousands who daily resist the Russian invaders and defend their native country. Ukraine rests on their shoulders. Pictures – operative command taskforce "South".
Our defenders continue to clear Snake Island (Zmiyiniy) from the remnants of Russian forces. There, during the day of July 1, they destroyed several units of enemy equipment that could become a threat. The planes of the occupiers tried to burn everything useful that remained on the liberated island. without this, there remains the threat of strikes from the sea, where there are still several amphibious and missile-loaded ships.
The US Defense Ministry also does not believe that the Russians escaped from Zmiyniy for the sake of a "gesture of goodwill." In fact, they were forced to make such a "gesture" by the Armed Forces. The representative of the Pentagon noted that the Ukrainians successfully put pressure on the occupiers.
Who's coming to Ukraine?
On financial and information aid, weapons and politicians
The government of Norway, together with representatives of mining companies, will consider the issue of supplying natural gas to Ukraine, and will also provide support in the amount of €1 billion until the end of this year or the beginning of 2023, Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Haar Stere said.
Germany sent Ukraine a billion euros. The funds will be used to finance priority social and humanitarian expenses during martial law, Ukraine's ministry of finance reported. The grant funds were transferred to the state budget through a special administrative account opened by the International Monetary Fund for sending money from donor countries to help Ukraine.
A square named after the Heroic Mariupol was opened in the Polish city of Gdansk near the Russian consulate. The exhibition "Mariupol – Heroic City" was also organized there, which shows how the city looked in peaceful times and how it looks now.
The German government confiscated three liquefied gas tankers belonging to Gazprom subsidiary Gazprom Germany.
Universal Pictures will close its russian office. According to a notice that Universal previously sent to a number of Russian cinemas, the company's operations will be curtailed for several months.
International depository Clearstream blocked the correspondent account of "Rosbank" due to the introduction of sanctions. Now the bank cannot receive income from securities issued outside of Russia.