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Russia: Ukrainian army trying to take Snake island in Black Sea is repelled

Konashenkov made statements about the actions of the Russian army in the war in Ukraine.

Pointing out that the Ukrainian General Staff has been “preparing a provocation” to seize the Snake island since May 7, with the direct instruction of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelenskiy, with the direct participation of advisers from the USA and Britain, Konashenkov said that for the last two days, the Kyiv administration has been in the northwest of the Black Sea. He stated that he had attempted several attacks from land and sea to the Snake Island, which has an important position in controlling the region.

Stating that Ukraine’s attempts to seize the island were prevented and suffered great losses as a result of the actions of the Russian soldiers on the island, Konashenkov said, “During the period when the attacks on the Snake Island were repelled, 4 Ukrainian aircraft, 3 Su-24 and 1 Su-27, and Mi -8 and Mi-24 helicopters were hit.” said.

Saying that 29 unmanned aerial vehicles were hit in the air in the region in two days, Konashenkov said that on May 8, 3 armored Ukrainian gunboats were destroyed together with the Ukrainian navy personnel.

Noting that more than 50 Ukrainian soldiers were killed trying to seize the Snake Island in the sea and on the coast, Konashenkov said that the bodies of 24 Ukrainian soldiers remained on the coast of the Snake Island.

Konashenkov said, “To date, 162 aircraft, 124 helicopters, 790 unmanned aerial vehicles, 299 air defense missile systems, 2 thousand 967 tanks and armored vehicles, 347 multi-barrel rocket launchers, 1432 howitzers and mortars, 2 thousand 778 private military vehicles belonging to Ukraine. The vehicle was destroyed.” he said.

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