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Ukrainian Victory at Snake Island

Post by Sertorio » Mon May 09, 2022 11:25 am

The Ukrainian military has launched a commando attack on Snake Island
https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/05/u ... .html#more

However after previous Ukrainian air attacks Russian troops had already left the island and the Russian airforce had laid an ambush for the attack forces. The Russian Defense Ministry briefings mentioned Ukrainian losses around Snake (Zmeinyi) Island and related operations several times.

07.05.2022 (20:15):

The following have been shot down in the air near Zmeinyi Island: 1 Ukrainian Su-24 bomber, 1 Su-27 fighter jet, 3 Mi-8 helicopters with paratroopers and 2 Bayraktar-TB2 UAV. The Ukrainian amphibious assault boat Stanislav has also been destroyed.

08.05.2022 (10:45):

A Ukrainian naval corvette of project 1241 has also been destroyed near Odessa.
...
During the night, Russian air defence means destroyed 2 more Ukrainian Su-24 bombers and 1 Mi-24 helicopter of the Ukrainian Air Force over Snake Island, and also shot down 1 Bayraktar-TB2 unmanned aerial vehicle near Odessa.

A total of 4 Ukrainian aircraft, 4 helicopters, including 3 with paratroopers on board, 3 Bayraktar-TB2 UAV and 1 Ukrainian Navy amphibious assault boat have been destroyed in the area during the day.

08.05.2022 (19:30)

Russian air defence means have shot down 1 Bayraktar-TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles near Zmeinyi Island.

09.05.2022 (12:45)

Oniks high-precision missiles launched by Bastion coastal missile system near Artsiz, Odessa region, have destroyed Ukrainian helicopters at a bounce platform.
...
Three Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles, including two Bayraktar-TB2, have been hit over Snake Island.
(Bounce platform is a mistranslation for a helicopter supply pad that is not a full airport.

The operation was quite costly for the Ukrainian side. Besides the 60+ paratroopers who were killed during the assault one of the helicopter also had the deputy commander of the Ukrainian navy on board. Today it was announced that Col. Ihor Bedzai was killed in action when his helicopter came under Russian airforce fire.

More than 4 helicopters, 4 jets and 6 Bayraktar drones were lost for zero gain. The U.S. is in the process of giving the Ukraine a total of 16 Mi-17 transport helicopters that were originally supposed to go to Afghanistan. At the current Ukrainian rate of losses such supplies, just like others, will not last for long.

Under the current circumstances Snake Island is of little military value. It seems that the sole point of the Ukrainian operation to retake it was to create a propaganda item for today's Victory Parade. It now is one but for the Russian side.

Update 17:15 UTC:

The last briefing (09.05.2022 (19:15) by the Russian Defense Ministry (published after the above post) again mentions Snake Island:

According to the updated information, 6 Mi-8 and Mi-24 helicopters have been destroyed during the night near Artsiz in Odessa Region near the Chervonoglinskoe military airfield by Onyks high-precision missiles from the Bastion coastal missile system.
...
On 7 May, on direct orders from Zelensky, the Ukrainian General Staff, with the direct involvement of advisers from the USA and Britain, planned a major provocation to seize Zmeiny Island.

Over the past two days, the Kiev regime has made several desperate attempts to land air and sea assaults on Zmeiny Island, which is important for controlling the northwestern part of the Black Sea.

The Ukrainian provocation was thwarted as a result of the competent actions of a Russian Armed Forces unit on the island. The enemy suffered heavy losses.

4 Ukrainian airplanes, including 3 Su-24 and 1 Su-27, 3 Mi-8 helicopters with paratroopers on board, and 1 Mi-24 helicopter have been shot down in the air while repelling the attacks near Zmeiny Island.

Within two days, 29 Ukrainian UAVs have been shot down in the air, including 8 Bayraktar TB-2 strike UAVs. Meanwhile, 4 Bayraktar drones have been shot down this afternoon.

Also, 3 armoured Ukrainian amphibious assault boats carrying Ukrainian naval personnel were destroyed during an attempted landing on the night of May 8.

As a result of Zelensky's thoughtless provocation, more than 50 Ukrainian saboteurs have been killed at sea and on the coast during the landing and attempts to consolidate on the island.

24 bodies of dead Ukrainian servicemen were left on the shore of Zmeiny Island.
No doubt the western press will be reporting for days this Ukrainian "victory". A few more victories like this one and the war will be over... :D

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Re: Ukrainian Victory at Snake Island

Post by Doc » Mon May 09, 2022 12:09 pm

Sertorio wrote:
Mon May 09, 2022 11:25 am
The Ukrainian military has launched a commando attack on Snake Island
https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/05/u ... .html#more

However after previous Ukrainian air attacks Russian troops had already left the island and the Russian airforce had laid an ambush for the attack forces. The Russian Defense Ministry briefings mentioned Ukrainian losses around Snake (Zmeinyi) Island and related operations several times.

07.05.2022 (20:15):

The following have been shot down in the air near Zmeinyi Island: 1 Ukrainian Su-24 bomber, 1 Su-27 fighter jet, 3 Mi-8 helicopters with paratroopers and 2 Bayraktar-TB2 UAV. The Ukrainian amphibious assault boat Stanislav has also been destroyed.

08.05.2022 (10:45):

A Ukrainian naval corvette of project 1241 has also been destroyed near Odessa.
...
During the night, Russian air defence means destroyed 2 more Ukrainian Su-24 bombers and 1 Mi-24 helicopter of the Ukrainian Air Force over Snake Island, and also shot down 1 Bayraktar-TB2 unmanned aerial vehicle near Odessa.

A total of 4 Ukrainian aircraft, 4 helicopters, including 3 with paratroopers on board, 3 Bayraktar-TB2 UAV and 1 Ukrainian Navy amphibious assault boat have been destroyed in the area during the day.

08.05.2022 (19:30)

Russian air defence means have shot down 1 Bayraktar-TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles near Zmeinyi Island.

09.05.2022 (12:45)

Oniks high-precision missiles launched by Bastion coastal missile system near Artsiz, Odessa region, have destroyed Ukrainian helicopters at a bounce platform.
...
Three Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles, including two Bayraktar-TB2, have been hit over Snake Island.
(Bounce platform is a mistranslation for a helicopter supply pad that is not a full airport.

The operation was quite costly for the Ukrainian side. Besides the 60+ paratroopers who were killed during the assault one of the helicopter also had the deputy commander of the Ukrainian navy on board. Today it was announced that Col. Ihor Bedzai was killed in action when his helicopter came under Russian airforce fire.

More than 4 helicopters, 4 jets and 6 Bayraktar drones were lost for zero gain. The U.S. is in the process of giving the Ukraine a total of 16 Mi-17 transport helicopters that were originally supposed to go to Afghanistan. At the current Ukrainian rate of losses such supplies, just like others, will not last for long.

Under the current circumstances Snake Island is of little military value. It seems that the sole point of the Ukrainian operation to retake it was to create a propaganda item for today's Victory Parade. It now is one but for the Russian side.

Update 17:15 UTC:

The last briefing (09.05.2022 (19:15) by the Russian Defense Ministry (published after the above post) again mentions Snake Island:

According to the updated information, 6 Mi-8 and Mi-24 helicopters have been destroyed during the night near Artsiz in Odessa Region near the Chervonoglinskoe military airfield by Onyks high-precision missiles from the Bastion coastal missile system.
...
On 7 May, on direct orders from Zelensky, the Ukrainian General Staff, with the direct involvement of advisers from the USA and Britain, planned a major provocation to seize Zmeiny Island.

Over the past two days, the Kiev regime has made several desperate attempts to land air and sea assaults on Zmeiny Island, which is important for controlling the northwestern part of the Black Sea.

The Ukrainian provocation was thwarted as a result of the competent actions of a Russian Armed Forces unit on the island. The enemy suffered heavy losses.

4 Ukrainian airplanes, including 3 Su-24 and 1 Su-27, 3 Mi-8 helicopters with paratroopers on board, and 1 Mi-24 helicopter have been shot down in the air while repelling the attacks near Zmeiny Island.

Within two days, 29 Ukrainian UAVs have been shot down in the air, including 8 Bayraktar TB-2 strike UAVs. Meanwhile, 4 Bayraktar drones have been shot down this afternoon.

Also, 3 armoured Ukrainian amphibious assault boats carrying Ukrainian naval personnel were destroyed during an attempted landing on the night of May 8.

As a result of Zelensky's thoughtless provocation, more than 50 Ukrainian saboteurs have been killed at sea and on the coast during the landing and attempts to consolidate on the island.

24 bodies of dead Ukrainian servicemen were left on the shore of Zmeiny Island.
No doubt the western press will be reporting for days this Ukrainian "victory". A few more victories like this one and the war will be over... :D
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Re: Ukrainian Victory at Snake Island

Post by Sertorio » Mon May 09, 2022 12:10 pm

Doc wrote:
Mon May 09, 2022 12:09 pm
Sertorio wrote:
Mon May 09, 2022 11:25 am
The Ukrainian military has launched a commando attack on Snake Island
https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/05/u ... .html#more

However after previous Ukrainian air attacks Russian troops had already left the island and the Russian airforce had laid an ambush for the attack forces. The Russian Defense Ministry briefings mentioned Ukrainian losses around Snake (Zmeinyi) Island and related operations several times.

07.05.2022 (20:15):

The following have been shot down in the air near Zmeinyi Island: 1 Ukrainian Su-24 bomber, 1 Su-27 fighter jet, 3 Mi-8 helicopters with paratroopers and 2 Bayraktar-TB2 UAV. The Ukrainian amphibious assault boat Stanislav has also been destroyed.

08.05.2022 (10:45):

A Ukrainian naval corvette of project 1241 has also been destroyed near Odessa.
...
During the night, Russian air defence means destroyed 2 more Ukrainian Su-24 bombers and 1 Mi-24 helicopter of the Ukrainian Air Force over Snake Island, and also shot down 1 Bayraktar-TB2 unmanned aerial vehicle near Odessa.

A total of 4 Ukrainian aircraft, 4 helicopters, including 3 with paratroopers on board, 3 Bayraktar-TB2 UAV and 1 Ukrainian Navy amphibious assault boat have been destroyed in the area during the day.

08.05.2022 (19:30)

Russian air defence means have shot down 1 Bayraktar-TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles near Zmeinyi Island.

09.05.2022 (12:45)

Oniks high-precision missiles launched by Bastion coastal missile system near Artsiz, Odessa region, have destroyed Ukrainian helicopters at a bounce platform.
...
Three Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles, including two Bayraktar-TB2, have been hit over Snake Island.
(Bounce platform is a mistranslation for a helicopter supply pad that is not a full airport.

The operation was quite costly for the Ukrainian side. Besides the 60+ paratroopers who were killed during the assault one of the helicopter also had the deputy commander of the Ukrainian navy on board. Today it was announced that Col. Ihor Bedzai was killed in action when his helicopter came under Russian airforce fire.

More than 4 helicopters, 4 jets and 6 Bayraktar drones were lost for zero gain. The U.S. is in the process of giving the Ukraine a total of 16 Mi-17 transport helicopters that were originally supposed to go to Afghanistan. At the current Ukrainian rate of losses such supplies, just like others, will not last for long.

Under the current circumstances Snake Island is of little military value. It seems that the sole point of the Ukrainian operation to retake it was to create a propaganda item for today's Victory Parade. It now is one but for the Russian side.

Update 17:15 UTC:

The last briefing (09.05.2022 (19:15) by the Russian Defense Ministry (published after the above post) again mentions Snake Island:

According to the updated information, 6 Mi-8 and Mi-24 helicopters have been destroyed during the night near Artsiz in Odessa Region near the Chervonoglinskoe military airfield by Onyks high-precision missiles from the Bastion coastal missile system.
...
On 7 May, on direct orders from Zelensky, the Ukrainian General Staff, with the direct involvement of advisers from the USA and Britain, planned a major provocation to seize Zmeiny Island.

Over the past two days, the Kiev regime has made several desperate attempts to land air and sea assaults on Zmeiny Island, which is important for controlling the northwestern part of the Black Sea.

The Ukrainian provocation was thwarted as a result of the competent actions of a Russian Armed Forces unit on the island. The enemy suffered heavy losses.

4 Ukrainian airplanes, including 3 Su-24 and 1 Su-27, 3 Mi-8 helicopters with paratroopers on board, and 1 Mi-24 helicopter have been shot down in the air while repelling the attacks near Zmeiny Island.

Within two days, 29 Ukrainian UAVs have been shot down in the air, including 8 Bayraktar TB-2 strike UAVs. Meanwhile, 4 Bayraktar drones have been shot down this afternoon.

Also, 3 armoured Ukrainian amphibious assault boats carrying Ukrainian naval personnel were destroyed during an attempted landing on the night of May 8.

As a result of Zelensky's thoughtless provocation, more than 50 Ukrainian saboteurs have been killed at sea and on the coast during the landing and attempts to consolidate on the island.

24 bodies of dead Ukrainian servicemen were left on the shore of Zmeiny Island.
No doubt the western press will be reporting for days this Ukrainian "victory". A few more victories like this one and the war will be over... :D
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Re: Ukrainian Victory at Snake Island

Post by SteveFoerster » Mon May 09, 2022 1:19 pm

Doc wrote:
Mon May 09, 2022 12:09 pm
"Look my lord !! The Moon of Alabama hangs low in the sky (and credibility)"
And it's all just part of Sertorio's ceaseless Gish gallop. That's why he demands we all drop what we're doing to spend time refuting his endless parade of nonsense. He knows no one has time for that, and it lets him pretend that means his argument is superior and his "evidence" compelling.
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Re: Ukrainian Victory at Snake Island

Post by Sertorio » Mon May 09, 2022 2:03 pm

SteveFoerster wrote:
Mon May 09, 2022 1:19 pm
Doc wrote:
Mon May 09, 2022 12:09 pm
"Look my lord !! The Moon of Alabama hangs low in the sky (and credibility)"
And it's all just part of Sertorio's ceaseless Gish gallop. That's why he demands we all drop what we're doing to spend time refuting his endless parade of nonsense. He knows no one has time for that, and it lets him pretend that means his argument is superior and his "evidence" compelling.
It's not that you do not have the time. You just aren't able to refute what I post. You will always prefer a lie to the truth because you cannot face the truth.

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Re: Ukrainian Victory at Snake Island

Post by Sertorio » Mon May 09, 2022 2:09 pm

Ukraine attempted to retake Snake Island
https://www.rt.com/russia/555209-snake- ... e-details/

An attempt by Ukrainian armed forces to seize the infamous Snake Island by air and sea over the weekend resulted in failure and substantial casualties, the Russian Ministry of Defense said on Monday, noting that US and UK advisers were involved in planning the operation.

“Over the past two days, the Kiev regime has made several desperate attempts to land by air and sea on Snake Island, which is important for ensuring control of the northwestern part of the Black Sea,” said Major General Igor Konashenkov, the Russian military spokesman.

The assault was ordered personally by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday, and the plans to take the island were made by the general staff in Kiev “with direct participation” of advisers from the US and the UK, Konashenkov added.

Russian forces stationed on the island thwarted the Ukrainian attack, and inflicted “great losses” on the enemy, according to Konashenkov. He said Ukraine lost four aircraft – three Su-24 ground attack jets and one Su-27 fighter – as well as four helicopters, including a Mi-24 and three Mi-8s loaded with troops.

Over the two days of fighting, 29 Ukrainian drones were shot down, including a total of eight Bayraktar TB-2 attack UAVs. Four of the Turkish-made drones were shot down just during the day on Monday, Konashenkov noted.

Ukrainian losses also included three ‘Centaur’-class assault boats, also known as Project 58181, sunk during an attempted night landing on May 8, Konashenkov said. More than 50 Ukrainian troops perished in the “thoughtless” attempt to assault the island, leaving 24 bodies on the shore, the Russian military spokesman said.

On Sunday, the Ukrainian military said that its Bayraktar drones had destroyed one Tor air defense system on the island as well as three Russian boats – one ‘Serna’-class and two ‘Raptor’-class vessels. Ukraine also shared a video purportedly showing two of its Su-27 jets bombing the island.

Located about 48km off of Ukraine’s southern coast, Snake Island was taken by the Russian Navy in the first week of military operations. The Ukrainian government and media initially claimed that 13 brave defenders all died after telling the Russian ship demanding their surrender to “go f*** yourself.”

They were posthumously decorated as Heroes of Ukraine, only to turn up alive within days, as the Russian Navy revealed that a total of 82 border guards stationed on the island had surrendered without a fight.

Russia attacked the neighboring state in late February, following Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, first signed in 2014, and Moscow’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. The German- and French-brokered protocols were designed to give the breakaway regions special status within the Ukrainian state.

The Kremlin has since demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join the US-led NATO military bloc. Kiev insists the Russian offensive was completely unprovoked and has denied claims it was planning to retake the two republics by force.

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Re: Ukrainian Victory at Snake Island

Post by SteveFoerster » Mon May 09, 2022 2:27 pm

Sertorio wrote:
Mon May 09, 2022 2:03 pm
SteveFoerster wrote:
Mon May 09, 2022 1:19 pm
Doc wrote:
Mon May 09, 2022 12:09 pm
"Look my lord !! The Moon of Alabama hangs low in the sky (and credibility)"
And it's all just part of Sertorio's ceaseless Gish gallop. That's why he demands we all drop what we're doing to spend time refuting his endless parade of nonsense. He knows no one has time for that, and it lets him pretend that means his argument is superior and his "evidence" compelling.
It's not that you do not have the time. You just aren't able to refute what I post. You will always prefer a lie to the truth because you cannot face the truth.
Don't underestimate yourself. Like everyone else here, I am far outpaced by your indefatigable Gish gallop.
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Re: Ukrainian Victory at Snake Island

Post by neverfail » Mon May 09, 2022 3:59 pm

At the very beginning of the Russian invasion Snake Island made international headlines after the skipper of a Russian warship (from memory I believe the Moskva) demanded the surrender of the small Ukrainian garrison on the island. The garrison replied "go and fuck yourself!"

The Russian vessel then unleashed a firestorm of high explosives that wiped the garrison off the face of the earth.

Considering how flat and exposed to enemy fire the island is you might think that in response to that precedent the Russians might have better sense than to try and garrison the island with their own soldiers; but it seems that some never learn.

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Re: Ukrainian Victory at Snake Island

Post by Sertorio » Mon May 09, 2022 4:12 pm

neverfail wrote:
Mon May 09, 2022 3:59 pm
At the very beginning of the Russian invasion Snake Island made international headlines after the skipper of a Russian warship (from memory I believe the Moskva) demanded the surrender of the small Ukrainian garrison on the island. The garrison replied "go and fuck yourself!"

The Russian vessel then unleashed a firestorm of high explosives that wiped the garrison off the face of the earth.

Considering how flat and exposed to enemy fire the island is you might think that in response to that precedent the Russians might have better sense than to try and garrison the island with their own soldiers; but it seems that some never learn.
You don't read the press, not even your own. The Ukrainian garrison at Snake Island not only was not wiped out, it was taken prisoner and reappeared a few days later in Crimea, I believe. And was later returned to the Ukraine. No wonder you seem to think that the Ukraine is winning the war, that Mariupol has been completed destroyed and is now empty of any population, that Russia has lost half its tank force, that Russian soldiers compete among themselves to see who destroys the most hospitals and schools, that the same Russian soldiers rape 80 year olds and make them pregnant, and that NATO weapons are now used to destroy the Russian army... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Ukrainian Victory at Snake Island

Post by Doc » Mon May 09, 2022 5:01 pm

Sertorio wrote:
Mon May 09, 2022 12:10 pm
Doc wrote:
Mon May 09, 2022 12:09 pm
Sertorio wrote:
Mon May 09, 2022 11:25 am
The Ukrainian military has launched a commando attack on Snake Island
https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/05/u ... .html#more

However after previous Ukrainian air attacks Russian troops had already left the island and the Russian airforce had laid an ambush for the attack forces. The Russian Defense Ministry briefings mentioned Ukrainian losses around Snake (Zmeinyi) Island and related operations several times.

07.05.2022 (20:15):

The following have been shot down in the air near Zmeinyi Island: 1 Ukrainian Su-24 bomber, 1 Su-27 fighter jet, 3 Mi-8 helicopters with paratroopers and 2 Bayraktar-TB2 UAV. The Ukrainian amphibious assault boat Stanislav has also been destroyed.

08.05.2022 (10:45):

A Ukrainian naval corvette of project 1241 has also been destroyed near Odessa.
...
During the night, Russian air defence means destroyed 2 more Ukrainian Su-24 bombers and 1 Mi-24 helicopter of the Ukrainian Air Force over Snake Island, and also shot down 1 Bayraktar-TB2 unmanned aerial vehicle near Odessa.

A total of 4 Ukrainian aircraft, 4 helicopters, including 3 with paratroopers on board, 3 Bayraktar-TB2 UAV and 1 Ukrainian Navy amphibious assault boat have been destroyed in the area during the day.

08.05.2022 (19:30)

Russian air defence means have shot down 1 Bayraktar-TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles near Zmeinyi Island.

09.05.2022 (12:45)

Oniks high-precision missiles launched by Bastion coastal missile system near Artsiz, Odessa region, have destroyed Ukrainian helicopters at a bounce platform.
...
Three Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles, including two Bayraktar-TB2, have been hit over Snake Island.
(Bounce platform is a mistranslation for a helicopter supply pad that is not a full airport.

The operation was quite costly for the Ukrainian side. Besides the 60+ paratroopers who were killed during the assault one of the helicopter also had the deputy commander of the Ukrainian navy on board. Today it was announced that Col. Ihor Bedzai was killed in action when his helicopter came under Russian airforce fire.

More than 4 helicopters, 4 jets and 6 Bayraktar drones were lost for zero gain. The U.S. is in the process of giving the Ukraine a total of 16 Mi-17 transport helicopters that were originally supposed to go to Afghanistan. At the current Ukrainian rate of losses such supplies, just like others, will not last for long.

Under the current circumstances Snake Island is of little military value. It seems that the sole point of the Ukrainian operation to retake it was to create a propaganda item for today's Victory Parade. It now is one but for the Russian side.

Update 17:15 UTC:

The last briefing (09.05.2022 (19:15) by the Russian Defense Ministry (published after the above post) again mentions Snake Island:

According to the updated information, 6 Mi-8 and Mi-24 helicopters have been destroyed during the night near Artsiz in Odessa Region near the Chervonoglinskoe military airfield by Onyks high-precision missiles from the Bastion coastal missile system.
...
On 7 May, on direct orders from Zelensky, the Ukrainian General Staff, with the direct involvement of advisers from the USA and Britain, planned a major provocation to seize Zmeiny Island.

Over the past two days, the Kiev regime has made several desperate attempts to land air and sea assaults on Zmeiny Island, which is important for controlling the northwestern part of the Black Sea.

The Ukrainian provocation was thwarted as a result of the competent actions of a Russian Armed Forces unit on the island. The enemy suffered heavy losses.

4 Ukrainian airplanes, including 3 Su-24 and 1 Su-27, 3 Mi-8 helicopters with paratroopers on board, and 1 Mi-24 helicopter have been shot down in the air while repelling the attacks near Zmeiny Island.

Within two days, 29 Ukrainian UAVs have been shot down in the air, including 8 Bayraktar TB-2 strike UAVs. Meanwhile, 4 Bayraktar drones have been shot down this afternoon.

Also, 3 armoured Ukrainian amphibious assault boats carrying Ukrainian naval personnel were destroyed during an attempted landing on the night of May 8.

As a result of Zelensky's thoughtless provocation, more than 50 Ukrainian saboteurs have been killed at sea and on the coast during the landing and attempts to consolidate on the island.

24 bodies of dead Ukrainian servicemen were left on the shore of Zmeiny Island.
No doubt the western press will be reporting for days this Ukrainian "victory". A few more victories like this one and the war will be over... :D
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You posted from Moon of Alabama so its up to you to tell me what you think is true first. Then I will tell you why it isn't ;)
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