The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation — about the events of recent days around the island of Serpents
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation spoke about the events of recent days around Snake Island in the Black Sea. According to the military department, since May 7, Ukraine has been preparing a major provocation to seize the island. Advisors from the US and Britain participated in the planning.
Several attempts were made to land troops, but they were unsuccessful. The enemy lost four planes, four helicopters, 29 drones and three armored boats.
The importance of Snake Island lies in the fact that it allows you to control the northwestern part of the Black Sea , — noted the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
As a result of the competent actions of a unit of the Russian armed forces located on the island, the Ukrainian provocation was thwarted. The enemy suffered heavy losses.
During the period of repulsing attacks in the area of Zmeinoye, four Ukrainian aircraft were shot down in the air, including three Su-24 and one Su-27, three Mi-8 helicopters with troops on board, one Mi-24. Within two days, 29 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles were shot down in the air, including eight attack «Bayraktar TB-2». At the same time, four Bayraktar unmanned aerial vehicles were shot down this afternoon.
Also, during an attempted landing on the night of May 8, three armored Ukrainian assault boats of the project 58181 «Centaur» with Ukrainian Navy servicemen were destroyed.
As a result of Zelensky’s thoughtless provocation, more than 50 Ukrainian saboteurs were destroyed at sea and on the coast during the landing and attempts to consolidate on the island. On the shore of the Zmeiny Island there were the bodies of the dead Ukrainian servicemen , — noted at a briefing in the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.