❗Russian forces thwart Ukrainian attempt to seize Snake Island: MoD
‼️🇺🇦🏴☠️The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was planning a major provocation to seize Snake Island, – Ministry of Defense
The provocation was prepared on the direct orders of Zelensky with the participation of advisers from the United States and Britain, the Russian military said.
And Ukraine lost its number one pilot flying the helicopter that they landed on the island and were blowing up…
‼️🇺🇦 Attempt to capture Serpent Island
On May 7, on the direct orders of V. Zelensky, the Ukrainian General Staff, with the direct participation of advisers from the United States and Great Britain, planned a major provocation to seize the island of Serpents.
▪️ Within 2 days, the Kyiv regime made several desperate attempts to land air and sea assault on Serpent Island.
▪️ The Ukrainian provocation was thwarted. The enemy suffered heavy losses.
During the period of repelling attacks in the Zmeinoye area, 4 Ukrainian aircraft were shot down in the air, including 3 Su-24s and one Su-27, 3 Mi-8 helicopters with troops on board, and one Mi-24 helicopter. Within 2 days, 29 Ukrainian UAVs were shot down in the air, including 8 attack “Bayraktar TB-2”. At the same time, 4 Bayraktar UAVs were shot down this afternoon.
▪️ Also, during an attempted landing on the night of May 8, 3 armored Ukrainian assault boats of Project 58181 Centaur were destroyed.
▪️ Only during the landing and attempts to consolidate on the island, more than 50 Ukrainian saboteurs were destroyed at sea and on the coast. On the shore of the Serpent’s Island, 24 bodies of dead Ukrainian soldiers remained.
/Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation/