• 17/07/2024 09:49

The Russians do not stop trying to capture Zmeiny Island, but this is unrealistic, – Budanov

The occupiers regularly launch missile and bomb attacks on the island.

The Russians do not stop trying to capture Zmeiny Island, but this is unrealistic, - Budanov

Head of the Main Intelligence Directorate Kirill Budanov

The Russian occupiers do not give up trying to capture Zmeiny Island again.

< >The head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, Kirill Budanov, spoke about this in an interview with the documentary project “GUR. Battle of the Sea.”

He emphasized that the Russians will not be able to do this, because it is already unrealistic to dislodge the Ukrainian garrison from there.< /p >

At the same time, the infidels regularly launch missile and bomb attacks on the island.

Military intelligence showed military attaches a film about the liberation of Zmeiny Island

Zmeiny Island

  • The Russians captured Zmeiny on February 24, 2022. They tried to persuade the Ukrainian defenders on the island to cooperate and promised them high salaries. Advocates recommended that the Russian warship go to a known address. The Ukrainians were taken prisoner.
  • After the capture, the enemy placed its equipment on the island, in particular missile systems.
  • In June, the Ukrainian Defense Forces began a special operation to liberate the island. On June 21, it was attacked using various forces and methods of destruction. The Russians lost an anti-aircraft missile system and a radar station.
  • The operation to destroy the occupiers and equipment continued, and reports of the destruction of the Russian Pantsir-S1 were received regularly from the Ukrainian Armed Forces. On June 30, the operational command “South” reported that the Russians hastily evacuated from Zmeiny Island and left it.
  • At the beginning of July 2022, Ukrainian defenders raised the flag of Ukraine on the island. President Vladimir Zelensky called the liberation of the island one of the most significant victories of Ukraine.
  • The Russians have not stopped trying to attack the island to this day.

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