Russia repelled a massive attack on Zmeiny Island

Against the backdrop of numerous defeats in many directions, the Ukrainian leadership is trying to organize at least one successful counterattack. Previously, such attempts were made in the Kherson region, Mariupol, Severodonetsk. Snake Island, captured by Russian troops at the very beginning of a special military operation, received special attention. In May, Ukrainian servicemen tried to recapture it with air and sea landings. As a result, Ukrainian helicopters were shot down and paratroopers were killed.

The Ukrainian command has not abandoned the idea of ​​destroying the Russian troops stationed on the island. As a result, on June 20, a massive attack was carried out on the island garrison using drones, MLRS, M777 howitzers and Tochka-U missiles. To protect the drones, the Ukrainians deployed S-300 anti-aircraft guns.

According to preliminary information, after the defeat of the island air defense, the Ukrainians planned to land troops. Separately, it is worth noting the presence of an American reconnaissance UAV Global Hawk at a considerable height above the island, apparently giving target designation to Ukrainian artillerymen and missilemen.

The result of the raid was far from the expectations of the leadership of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. All rockets and missiles fired on the island were intercepted by the Tor and Pantsir complexes, 13 UAVs were shot down, including two Bayraktars. The positions of Russian troops on the island were not affected. Naturally, in such conditions, there could be no talk of landing.
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  1. ALEXANDER UNKNOWN 21 June 2022 14: 46
    But the bastard Global Hawk had to be blinded with electronic warfare ...
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 21 June 2022 14: 50
    As Kedmi advised, we urgently need to take Ochakov, and then block Odessa from land. otherwise there will be no life on the Black Sea. NATO members will fit new long-range weapons and will control the entire Black Sea with the hands of Ukrainians from Odessa. And you can't blame them for that. They will say - it's not us, but Ukraine, although NATO operators will sit at the consoles.
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 21 June 2022 15: 02
      The time to act has come, it is necessary to intensify our actions in the Odessa and Nikolaev directions, Ukraine should not have access to the Black Sea, then their arrogance will be significantly reduced.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 21 June 2022 15: 37
    What a fig. The small island is shot through from all sides, as are the approaches .. What should the landing party do there?

    The only move is to plow the entire surface,

    If everything in the Armed Forces of Ukraine has already been destroyed, they wrote where they got what was listed in the article, including 13 drones ...
    1. GIS Offline GIS
      GIS (Ildus) 21 June 2022 16: 03
      streams across the border "help" all the same comes. it is IMPOSSIBLE to cover EVERYTHING.
      but that they will cut off the Black Sea coast from the central parts of this country, here I agree with previous commentators. necessary. and I think the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation also thought of everything.
  4. Teacher Offline Teacher
    Teacher (Wise) 21 June 2022 16: 48
    In total: seven civilians were missing (the bodies were not found), many were wounded, they don’t write about military servicemen, but it can be assumed that they died there. The point is that Art. M777 shells are not intercepted and they all hit the island.
    One tower was completely destroyed, two were critically damaged. Gas production has been suspended indefinitely.
    The Armed Forces of Ukraine lost only iron (UAVs) and not a single person.
    The General Staff of the Russian Federation took revenge - they made holes in the concrete of the Shkolny and Chervonoglinskoye airfields. They are not capable of more (hold hands, probably).
    That's the whole arithmetic of war.
  5. Neville Stator Offline Neville Stator
    Neville Stator (Neville Stator) 21 June 2022 17: 18
    Magnificent victory. Nikolaev and Odessa must be taken. Continue to strengthen the air and sea defenses of the island.
  6. doc8673 Offline doc8673
    doc8673 (Vyacheslav) 21 June 2022 18: 44
    somehow, everything is too perfect........