The battle for Serpentine continues: the Russian military shoot down the remnants of the Ukrainian aircraft


The Russian military continues to fight for Zmeiny Island, located in the northwestern part of the Black Sea. The actions of the Russian Aerospace Forces in the region, in particular, were announced during a briefing on May 9 by the official representative of the Russian diplomatic department, Major General Igor Konashenkov.


According to the Ministry of Defense, over the past 2 hours, three Ukrainian drones have been destroyed in the sky over the island, two of which are Bayraktar TBXNUMX.

In addition, Russian troops hit 12 UAF drones in various regions of Ukraine. Near Izyum and Snezhkovka, air defense intercepted three Smerch MLRS rockets. Air defense systems also destroyed three Ukrainian aircraft: a Su-25 in the Pogonovka area of ​​the Kharkiv region and two MiG-29s in the Iverskoye and Novodonetskoye areas in the DPR.

Army and operational-tactical aviation also destroyed 52 combat concentration areas. equipment and personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and an ammunition depot near the town of Glukhov, Sumy region.

In total, since the beginning of the special operation on the territory of Ukraine, Russian units have hit 160 aircraft, 118 helicopters, 783 drones, 299 air defense systems, 2949 tanks and other armored vehicles, 342 MLRS, 1423 field artillery guns and mortars, as well as 2769 units of special military vehicles.

Meanwhile, a number of Western sources, relying on satellite images, inform about the concentration of Russian troops in the northern part of Crimea near the Kherson region. This may indicate possible plans for an offensive by the RF Armed Forces in the Odessa region. For the implementation of such plans, Zmeiny Island is of no small importance.
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  1. Yuriy88 Offline Yuriy88
    Yuriy88 (Yuri) 10 May 2022 04: 38
    +1
    author, don’t be cunning, don’t retell Russia 1, what is the point of your post then? The volumetrician decided to add a little bit .. Here are the freeloaders ...
  2. Orthodox Offline Orthodox
    Orthodox (Orthodox) 10 May 2022 05: 07
    +2
    Complete and final VICTORY to you, RUSSIAN WARRIORS, over the ukrofascists and their masters because of the puddle !!!
  3. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Boris) 10 May 2022 07: 07
    +1
    I remember Snake Island (under a different name) featured in Jung's story from the schooner Columbus. Already in Soviet times, it was given great importance
    1. Bakht Offline Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 10 May 2022 08: 24
      +3
      Count Esterhazy, the ambassador of Vienna, and Lord Grenville, the ambassador of London, made slanders before Europe that the Russians were fortifying on Zmein Island ... Because of this island, Alexander II also pestered Gorchakov:
      “Grenville offered me his ships to evacuate our people from the Serpentine... What a spit! Just think how much humiliation I endure from this quarrelsome England...
      Grenville and Esterhazy made a statement to the prince:
      “Isn’t it too early for you to rape the Treaty of Paris?”
      “Your most boring talk about Serpent’s Island,” answered Gorchakov, sniffing tobacco, “I register as a footnote to my question, typed in large print: when will the occupying troops of Her Majesty the Queen of Britain be removed from Greece, already suffering?
      Morny also made a statement - on behalf of France:
      “I looked at the map, but I didn’t find Serpent’s Island anywhere, and the French don’t care who inhabits it ...

      “You, Morny, would never marry a Russian if you could realize the strategic importance of Serpent's Island. Russia, having lost the Danube, left behind an island that, like a cork, sealed Austria's access to the Black Sea.
      “Believe me,” replied Morny, “that when my wife and I put out a candle, the last thing we think about is the strategic importance of Serpent’s Island ...
      One Thursday, Gorchakov finished his report and was about to take his leave, but the tsar delayed him:
      “Excuse me, prince, but, to be honest, I still don’t know whose island this is - Serpent’s?”
      “That, sir, no one knows.

      V. Pikul "Battle of the Iron Chancellors"
      1. Omas Bioladen Offline Omas Bioladen
        Omas Bioladen 10 May 2022 08: 56
        +1
        Ich habe auch auf der Karte gesucht und konnte sie nicht finden diese Insel.
        1. Orthodox Offline Orthodox
          Orthodox (Orthodox) 10 May 2022 12: 13
          -2
          You don't know Russian - let's stomp out of here!
        2. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
          Colonel Kudasov (Boris) 10 May 2022 15: 22
          0
          Hitler caput!
  4. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 10 May 2022 08: 18
    -1
    What strategic importance can an island with an area of ​​0,2 sq. km completely naked, without shelter?

    What can be placed on it without the possibility of protection? 60 km from the coast. And to Odessa 160 km.
    1. guest Offline guest
      guest 10 May 2022 14: 05
      +1
      A lot of things can be placed there, but I will not enumerate, the enemy also reads.
      1. bobba94 Offline bobba94
        bobba94 (Vladimir) 10 May 2022 16: 18
        -1
        A lot of things can be placed there, but I won’t list them, because for the listed non-normative they will be banned forever
  5. Awaz Offline Awaz
    Awaz (Walery) 10 May 2022 17: 50
    0
    in recent years, the entire value of the island is that Ukraine falls from this not frail shelf of the Black Sea. From a military point of view, it is about nothing at all. It is better to troll Odessa from a spit that goes from the Kherson or Nikolaev region and where you can at least dig in. THERE is much closer and under ideal conditions it is already possible to make a landing on the Odessa region .. To fight for him and lose people and equipment is stupidity. Well, okay, the Black Sea Fleet took him easily. But there is no point in knocking out the Black Sea Fleet from him. Well, that is, bombing the garrison located there is quite possible, but occupying it is also fraught with being dropped ..
    It is the same for the Russian Federation, if they left, there is no point in landing again.
    1. Ingvar7 Offline Ingvar7
      Ingvar7 (Ingvar Miller) 10 May 2022 18: 16
      +2
      In recent (and not only) years, there is no value for Ukraine for Serpentine: according to the court, the shelf belongs to Romania. This is such an absurdity that Russia will correct.
      1. Awaz Offline Awaz
        Awaz (Walery) 10 May 2022 21: 09
        0
        on what basis can it belong to Romania? Or is it some kind of drain from Ukraine?
        1. Victorio Offline Victorio
          Victorio (Victorio) 11 May 2022 12: 46
          0
          Quote: AwaZ
          on what basis does he may belong to Romania? Or is it some kind of drain from Ukraine?

          like in court. and the shelf there is considerable, more than 2000 thousand square kilometers. I think Romania and Russia will not work like that
          1. Awaz Offline Awaz
            Awaz (Walery) 11 May 2022 18: 56
            0
            well, crests, well done ... squander such a shelf, which seems to be oil and gas still .. Well, something was leaked in Russia, but at least somehow for an exchange, badly poor ..
            1. Victorio Offline Victorio
              Victorio (Victorio) 11 May 2022 19: 13
              0
              Quote: AwaZ
              well crests, well done ... bleed such a shelf, which seems to be oil and gas still .. Well, something was leaked in Russia, but at least somehow for an exchange, at the very least ..

              Not certainly in that way. it was only the first trial, such things last long if the positions are opposite.
  6. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
    Kofesan (Valery) 10 May 2022 18: 29
    +2
    Someone calls Zelensky's attacks with Saki help on Serpentine - dementia. Probably. But it seems to me that this is just the same case when farts are bombed from anger at Banderva ...

  7. Indifferent Offline Indifferent
    Indifferent 10 May 2022 20: 01
    +2
    This island is of no importance for military operations in the Odessa region. What can be placed there if it is captured to interfere with the operation? Moreover, it is much more west of Odessa than we would like it to be! It is the ukrovoins who need an informational victory. So they put on it with a company of fighters and a bunch of boats and planes. Dope is cunning for inventions. There is no one to feel sorry for the ukroboyts, except for their mothers! The regime is truly fascist. The Germans took care of their soldiers, although not always!