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Sting in the tail. The moment Ukrainian forces attack Snake Island to destroy Russian equipment

A dramatic new video shows Ukrainians attacking Snake Island to destroy Russian equipment left at the strategic outpost.

Russian troops hastily left Snake Island on Thursday, just days after Ukraine“The armed forces launched a crippling missile attack on the outpost, which they claimed was a ‘goodwill gesture.’

PutinTroops remaining on the island fled in two speedboats in the middle of the night, their rocky outcrop left “on fire” after fresh rocket attacks on remaining Russian positions, Ukraine’s military said.

The Russians made unsuccessful attempts to destroy their remaining equipment on the island, so that it would not fall into the hands of the Ukrainians and turn against its creators.

But in the end, the Ukrainian military had to do it for them.

The slick video, produced by the Ukrainian armed forces, opens with smooth close-ups of the Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicle that has been so effective in the war so far.

High-resolution footage of Snake Island on the Black Sea horizon precedes military drone footage of a Russian supply truck sitting on the shoreline.

A blob of white slides into shot and obliterates the truck in a white flash, leaving the coast ablaze.

A Russian supply truck abandoned on the coast of Snake Island exploded when it was hit by a Turkish drone.

The Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicle, which has been so effective in the war so far, is responsible for launching the missile.

The Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicle, which has been so effective in the war so far, is responsible for launching the missile.

The Russians made unsuccessful attempts to destroy their remaining equipment on the island, so that it would not fall into the hands of the Ukrainians and turn against its creators.

The Russians made unsuccessful attempts to destroy their remaining equipment on the island, so that it would not fall into the hands of the Ukrainians and turn against its creators.

Russian troops hastily left Snake Island on Thursday, days after Ukrainian forces stormed the outpost, leaving equipment behind.

Russian troops hastily left Snake Island on Thursday, days after Ukrainian forces stormed the outpost, leaving equipment behind.

A white blob slides into shot and obliterates the truck in a white glow, leaving the coast burning.

A white blob slides into shot and obliterates the truck in a white glow, leaving the coast burning.

The 100-acre plot of land is strategically located on the Black Sea about 80 miles from the southern coast of Ukraine. Russia captured the island early in the war and largely managed to hold it despite intermittent attacks by Ukrainian armed forces.

The 100-acre plot of land is strategically located on the Black Sea about 80 miles from the southern coast of Ukraine. Russia captured the island early in the war and largely managed to hold it despite intermittent attacks by Ukrainian armed forces.

The Bayraktar drone attack followed Ukrainian claims that Russia dropped banned phosphorus bombs on the island after it abandoned it this week.

48-year-old general Valery Zaluzhny said. “The Russians tried to destroy their equipment, weapons and property on Snake Island. But, as always, they failed in this task.

“We helped the occupiers permanently evacuate the remnants of their garrison from our island.

“There is no trace left of the so-called “Russian soul”. Everything will be in Ukraine.

The term “Russian soul” has been used in literature about the uniqueness of Russian national identity. The term is also sometimes referred to as “great Russian soul”, “mystical Russian soul” or “Russian spirit”.

The Ukrainian general claimed that after leaving the Black Sea island, the Russians dropped banned phosphorus bombs on the outpost.

Andrey Yermak, head of Zelensky's office, shared this morning a photo of smoke rising from the island after another attack last night.

Andrey Yermak, head of Zelensky’s office, shared this morning a photo of smoke rising from the island after another attack last night.

Russia announced it was withdrawing from Snake Island days after Ukraine launched a major missile attack on the outpost (pictured here before the war)

Zaluzhni said: “The leadership of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation does not even adhere to its own statements, which declare a “gesture of good will”. [in retreating from Snake Island].

Two Russian Su-30 jets carried out two airstrikes on Snake Island using incendiary phosphorus bombs, he said.

It is believed that at that time the island was uninhabited.

The 100-acre site, 80 miles off Ukraine’s southern coast, was seized by Kremlin forces in the early days of the war but has been hit by Ukrainian forces in recent weeks in a major offensive involving long-range weapons.

Russia’s Defense Ministry immediately tried to portray the withdrawal as a “goodwill gesture” designed to help the flow of grain exports, as it confirmed the withdrawal of its troops.

But the retreat is a humiliating strategic blow for Putin in a war that has seen him lose tens of thousands of troops and vast amounts of military equipment.

The island is of high strategic importance, despite its small size, as its location enables its owner to control maritime activities in southern Ukraine, especially around the major port city of Odesa.

The strategic island has been contested since the start of the four-month war, when Ukrainian defenders famously told an approaching Russian warship to “go away”.

The Russian cruiser Moskva was later sunk by a Ukrainian missile strike, perhaps Vladimir Putin’s biggest humiliation of the war.

Sting in the tail. The moment Ukrainian forces attack Snake Island to destroy Russian equipment

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