Ukraine says Russian troops have stormed the Lysychansk oil refinery and taken control of the northern part of the plant. However, Moscow claims its forces have “completely taken over the refinery” in Lysychansk. Russian missile attacks on buildings in Odesa killed at least 18 people. Ukraine’s forces claim it destroyed 35 Russian soldiers, 2 T-72B3 tanks and 4 armoured vehicles in southern Ukraine on June 30.
Meanwhile, UK claims Russia withdrew its troops from Snake Island due to Ukrainian strikes and not as a ‘goodwill gesture’. Russia accused Norway of blocking Russian access to Svalbard.