The Russian army had to leave Snake Island

Zmeiny Island and the adjacent sector of the Black Sea are being turned into a demilitarized zone. This can be understood from the official message of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

The military department noted that the Russian army had to leave the mentioned piece of land. In the process of conducting a special operation on June 30, the RF Armed Forces completed the tasks assigned there and completely withdrew their garrison from there, i.e., all personnel and machinery.

It is specified that this was done as a gesture of goodwill. Moscow showed the world community against the backdrop of an impending global food crisis that it does not interfere with the efforts of the UN to organize a humanitarian corridor for the export of agricultural products from the territory of Ukraine.

The communique emphasizes that the decision made will not allow Kyiv to continue to speculate on this topic, referring to the impossibility of exporting wheat and other crops due to the total control of the Russian Federation over this area. Attention was drawn to the fact that now everything depends on the further actions of Ukraine, which has not yet started demining coastal waters, the coast itself and ports, creating problems for shipping.

We remind you that negotiations between the UN, Turkey, Russia and Ukraine lasted for more than a month regarding the organization of agricultural exports from Ukrainian ports. Kyiv feared that the Russian Armed Forces would conduct a landing operation and capture Odessa. In turn, Moscow pointed out the need to inspect ships going to Ukrainian harbors, as military cargo could be delivered to them. As a result, the parties came to a compromise solution, after which Russia made its move first.
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  1. Moray Boreas Offline Moray Boreas
    Moray Boreas (Morey Borey) 30 June 2022 15: 02
    And what prevented the export of wheat? Are there Russian troops on the island? So this is nonsense. We did not interfere with civilian navigation ... that is, this explanation does not work. Another thing is that this island is expensive and pointless to defend ...
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  2. Yuri V.A Offline Yuri V.A
    Yuri V.A (Yuri) 30 June 2022 15: 03
    Opa, judging by some writers who called Serpentine a replacement for the cruiser Moscow, the Black Sea Fleet is again without a flagship
    1. Moray Boreas Offline Moray Boreas
      Moray Boreas (Morey Borey) 30 June 2022 15: 12
      You can understand them. Wishful thinking is given out of good intentions and intentions .. they are sick, like all of us, for Our, Russian Victory over ukrofascism ... but there are realities ... and they say that amateurs are at the helm, of course they are learning , but in fact by the beginning of the operation they were incapable of competent military planning
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  3. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
    Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 30 June 2022 15: 11
    It is interesting - does our government, at least sometimes asks the question - how does it look from the outside?
    Turns out it was a gesture. Well, then the question is - what information will those to whom it is addressed extract from it?
    And what will this information tell about who made this "gesture"?
    1. Omas Bioladen Offline Omas Bioladen
      Omas Bioladen 30 June 2022 16: 25
      Geste der Schande. sad
    2. Dingo Offline Dingo
      Dingo (Victor) 30 June 2022 20: 34
      There is only one answer - WIN!!!
  4. guest Offline guest
    guest 30 June 2022 15: 11
    As I see it, in Russia they don’t want to learn from mistakes. I want to remind you how the previous gesture of goodwill ended: a provocation in Bucha, shelling of the territory of the Russian Federation and many other "charms".
  5. Moray Boreas Offline Moray Boreas
    Moray Boreas (Morey Borey) 30 June 2022 15: 15
    This island is good when on the coast, in Odessa, there will be no Nazi artillery ...
    1. Omas Bioladen Offline Omas Bioladen
      Omas Bioladen 30 June 2022 16: 26
      Also ist sie für nichts zu Gebrauchen außer als Nachschubbasis um die Krim zu bombardieren.
    EVYN WIXH (EVYN WIXH) 30 June 2022 15: 18
    It’s a no brainer that the island, which can be fired from conventional artillery donated to Ukraine by the “partners”, and is also inconvenient in terms of support, because of their own anti-ship missiles, is of very dubious value.
  7. Teacher Online Teacher
    Teacher (Wise) 30 June 2022 15: 19
    The Red Banner Black Sea Fleet was defeated in a battle with the French self-propelled guns "Caesar". The weakness of the fleet no longer fits into any framework. I understand that for this it is necessary to keep aviation (UAV) in the air and respond instantly. The fact is that they are unable to do so. There are not enough aircraft (UAVs) or pilots.
    Do you think they will be able to oppose the APU on the island? Do you think the Black Sea Fleet will be able to inspect ships going to Odessa? I'll tell you right now - no! Western weapons will flow like a river to Ukraine. I'm afraid that very soon we will be told about the "victorious" completion of the NWO.
    The next war (in a couple of years) will end exactly in Moscow. It's a pity.
    1. Dukhskrepny Offline Dukhskrepny
      Dukhskrepny (Vasya) 30 June 2022 16: 27
      Sober heads warned that the regime was rotten and getting involved in a war is suicide
      1. boriz Offline boriz
        boriz (boriz) 30 June 2022 21: 55
        Welcome to Serpentine. And we will dispose of the X 22 there. Instead of spending money on the disposal of ancient missiles, we will utilize the Armed Forces of Ukraine with them. X22 is exactly the same missile that flew to the weapons depot behind the shopping center in Kirovograd.
        She doesn’t fly far to the Serpentine, she won’t have time to work out the fuel, but they fill her with that poison. Well, warheads weighing 1 ton.
        If there are no Russians there, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be there only in the form of corpses.
        And Zelensky, for leaving the island, clears the ports ....
        And if it doesn’t clear mines, the Russians will return there.
  8. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 30 June 2022 15: 21
    Well, so, we are waiting for the next act of "good will" - we are handing back Crimea, and Donbass, and the previously conquered territories, watered with the blood of our guys ..... No words, just mats.
    1. guest Offline guest
      guest 3 July 2022 14: 30
      No, now they still have Smolensk, Kuban and even Moscow.
  9. Oleg_5 Offline Oleg_5
    Oleg_5 (Oleg) 30 June 2022 15: 24
    Hmm ..... a question of wording.
    What kind of "good will" can we talk about in the present situation?!
  10. Igor Viktorovich Berdin 30 June 2022 15: 42
    It is necessary not to surrender Serpentine, but to land in Bessarabia and surround Odessa.
    1. Dukhskrepny Offline Dukhskrepny
      Dukhskrepny (Vasya) 30 June 2022 16: 25
      What's so petty? Straight to the English Channel
    2. Omas Bioladen Offline Omas Bioladen
      Omas Bioladen 30 June 2022 16: 28
      Wahre Worte. Mykolayev hätte längst befreit werden müssen. Ich schlage vor Odessa künstlich einzunebeln und es mit Spezialeinheiten freizuschiessen.
  11. chupacabra Offline chupacabra
    chupacabra (Svetlana) 30 June 2022 15: 46
    Simplicity is worse than theft. From tomorrow Europe will choke with love for us? How many more positions will we give up, soaked in the blood of our military, in order to get a pat on the shoulder in gratitude?
  12. Neville Stator Offline Neville Stator
    Neville Stator (Neville Stator) 30 June 2022 15: 48
    You can always find some explanation that justifies mistakes and carelessness.
    Serpentine was a very important position. The Black Sea Fleet is not responding properly
    1. Omas Bioladen Offline Omas Bioladen
      Omas Bioladen 30 June 2022 16: 29
      Rußland hat ein Problem damit ukrainische Geschützstellungen zu finden. Wahrscheinlich weiß China ganz genau wo jeder einzelne ukrainische Mörser und Granatwerfer verteckt ist aber der Kreml ist zu dämlich, diese Angaben anzunehmen und zu verwerten.
      1. boriz Offline boriz
        boriz (boriz) 30 June 2022 21: 57
        Here is a Russian-language site. Or do I need to explain how the translator works?
        1. Omas Bioladen Offline Omas Bioladen
          Omas Bioladen 15 July 2022 14: 23
          Ja bitte erklär mal. Dann könnte ich Dir erklären warum es besser wäre Deutsch als erste Amtssprache in Moskau ein zuführen.
  13. Dukhskrepny Offline Dukhskrepny
    Dukhskrepny (Vasya) 30 June 2022 16: 24
    Not a fleet, but a "misunderstanding". Land-based air defense systems are installed on the deck of the ship, the admiral works as a crane operator. Every year, all "combat-ready" ships were driven to the parade in St. Petersburg, doing show. Russia has become in 30 years like a house of cards that will fall apart at the first push
  14. doc8673 Offline doc8673
    doc8673 (Vyacheslav) 30 June 2022 17: 47
    defending the island is very difficult and expensive, and if the Ukrainians decide to deploy their armed forces there, they can easily be destroyed ...... this island is very vulnerable to attack .........
  15. Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 30 June 2022 17: 54
    The Supreme just yesterday said that "everything is going according to plan"
  16. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 30 June 2022 18: 39
    Russia shows not goodwill, but weakness. That is how it will be perceived.
  17. Teacher Online Teacher
    Teacher (Wise) 30 June 2022 20: 49
    Absolutely so, especially since it's true. There are no fools Everyone sees everything. And the houses of senior officials in the West, and money and families. Only the Commander-in-Chief "does not see", "does not know". Looking forward to 2024, hopefully!
  18. Breard Offline Breard
    Breard (Serg) 1 July 2022 03: 45
    Hmm... also a solution. Now we need to let the militant Ukrainians land on it .... well, cover with a pair of Tu-160s, or Tu-95s with a bombing strike, without spending "high-precision"
  19. guest Offline guest
    guest 3 July 2022 14: 26
    Well, as I said, the "goodwill gesture" was appreciated: