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7/1, 8:34 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Russia withdrew from Snake Island due to isolation - UK

The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence stated on Friday, in its latest intelligence report, that Russian troops have withdrawn from the Snake Island, not as a "gesture of goodwill," as Moscow put it, but rather due to the "isolation of the garrison and its increasing vulnerability to Ukrainian strikes."

Over the course of the past few weeks, Ukrainian forces have been attacking the Russian garrison "using missile and drone strikes," and have managed to "interdict Russian naval vessels attempting to re-supply the island" with anti-ship weapons, the ministry noted.

As for Moscow's ground troops, the ministry underlined that "intense fighting" continues in Lysychansk, as it is speculated that the forces are fighting for the commanding high ground around the town's oil refinery.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / AY