According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, Russian air defense systems destroyed another Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicle, Bayraktar-TB2, in the vicinity of Zmeiny Island in the Black Sea this afternoon.
Thus, over the past three days, the Kyiv regime has lost in this area 30 only military unmanned aerial vehicles. Let me remind you that nine of them are Bayraktar-TB2 drums. All unmanned aerial vehicles were involved in the failed «PR campaign» of the Kyiv regime to capture on the eve of May 9, the Victory Day in the Great Patriotic War, Snake Island , the military department reported.
In addition, today Russian servicemen found three more bodies of Ukrainian saboteurs washed up from the sea on the coast of the island. Now, as a result of the failure of the Kyiv operation, 27 bodies of militants of Ukrainian special forces units and nationalists remain on Zmeinoye.
All in all, in the course of a pointless attempt to seize the island from a military point of view, the Kyiv regime lost three Su-24 bombers and one Su-27. Destroyed 10 helicopters of the Ukrainian Air Force. Of these, three Mi-8 helicopters with troops on board were shot down in the air, one Mi- support helicopter. In addition, six more Mi-8 and Mi-24 helicopters involved in the operation were destroyed on the ground near the settlement of Artsyz, Odessa region. Also, three Ukrainian armored assault boats «Centaur» with amphibious assault on board were destroyed at sea.
Thus, this adventure ended in disaster for Ukraine. The thoughtless PR campaign of the Kyiv regime to seize Zmeiny Island on the eve of Victory Day led to the senseless death of more than five dozen Ukrainian militants and military personnel of the elite units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the loss of four aircraft, ten helicopters, three boats and thirty unmanned aerial vehicles , — emphasized in the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.