Pentagon: Harpoon missiles forced Russian troops to leave Snake Island


On June 30, in the process of implementing the NMD in Ukraine, the Russian Ministry of Defense for humanitarian reasons led garrison of the RF Armed Forces from Zmeiny Island, which is located in the northwestern sector of the Black Sea. The Russian expert community has already spoke out on this occasion. Now it is time to study the opinion of the American side.


On the evening of July 1, the Pentagon announced that the Russians had to leave this piece of land, located 36 km from the mouth of the Danube and with an area of ​​​​only 17 hectares, thanks to the appearance in Ukrainians of small-sized anti-ship cruise missiles (ASM) "Harpoon» (Harpoon), provided by the United States.

We view this event as one where the Ukrainians were very successful in putting significant pressure on the Russians, including with the help of the Harpoon missiles they had recently acquired and attacking a supply ship

- said the representative of the US Department of Defense.

According to him, recently the Armed Forces of Ukraine have significantly complicated the presence of the RF Armed Forces on Zmeinoye. The logistics of the Russians turned out to be vulnerable to the impact of the Ukrainians. Therefore, it became problematic for the Russian command to support the garrison and use it for some kind of operations. In fact, it was the Harpoon missiles that forced the RF Armed Forces to leave.

Therefore, of course, Russia left the island

– stressed the speaker of the American military department.

We remind you that the Harpoon missile, which exists in several variants of basing (aviation - AGM-84, ship (coastal) - RGM-84 and for launch from submarines - UGM-84), was put into service in 1977. Over the past decades, it has undergone numerous upgrades. The price of one ammunition exceeds $1,5 million, but as of 2021, three dozen countries are armed with them in different configurations.
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  1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 2 July 2022 11: 08
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    Pentagon: Harpoon missiles forced Russian troops to leave Snake Island

    Sounds powerful.
    And it’s weak to say that the Harpoon missiles there helped to leave the base of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, for example.
    And the bottom line of the Black Sea Fleet is one show-off and nothing more. love laughingRoyal Navy. How much useless money was spent on you! Fu, yes, I don’t even want to continue ... Disgrace
    1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
      Observer2014 2 July 2022 11: 25
      +1
      Wow and immediately minus. To sail. And it is useless to die, this is not a feat. This is utter nonsense. He didn't give his life in vain!
  2. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
    sgrabik (Sergei) 2 July 2022 11: 29
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    And what in the end the Armed Forces of Ukraine won from this, absolutely nothing, they did not capture and will not capture Serpentine, because they will receive the same defeat with missiles, we will not allow the Armed Forces of Ukraine to gain a foothold on Serpentine in the same way.
  3. Krapilin Offline Krapilin
    Krapilin (Victor) 2 July 2022 12: 05
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    We view this event as one where the Ukrainians were very successful in putting significant pressure on the Russians, including with the help of the Harpoon missiles they had recently acquired and attacking a supply ship

    Firstly, it was not the Ukrainians who were "successful" and "attacked" - this was worked out by the American NATO members.

    Secondly, one can talk about "pressure" on Russia in the Black Sea only in one aspect, namely: from the standpoint of the "attack by the Ukrainians" on Sevastopol.

    Thirdly, the times when ships storm the bastions are over. The Black Sea Fleet will provide the flank of the land operation in Nikolaev and Odessa, but it has not yet begun.

    Fourthly, the island "Snake" in every sense of the target: what for the American NATO, what for the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation.
    What is the point of sitting in the "center" of the target?

    Fifth, the "harpoon success" was "successful" on an unarmed support ship called "tug".

    And sixthly - nothing is over yet ...
    1. aslanxnumx Offline aslanxnumx
      aslanxnumx (Aslan) 2 July 2022 12: 58
      +7
      And we are sure that there will be ground operations in Odessa, Nikolaev.
      1. Krapilin Offline Krapilin
        Krapilin (Victor) 2 July 2022 14: 02
        -2
        Yes I am sure.
      2. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
        sgrabik (Sergei) 2 July 2022 16: 17
        -2
        They will be unequivocal, everything is going according to plan, in its own way and there is no need to rush things.
  4. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 2 July 2022 13: 18
    +3
    Significant losses in the Black Sea - the cruiser Moscow, Zmeiny Island, gas production platforms. Kyiv's next step is to strike with drones and missiles in Crimea. Another hat-shaking action on the part of the RF Armed Forces led to obvious losses. There is only one way out, a land operation, taking the coast, connecting with Transnistria, but this is a long story, and the Kremlin can also conclude a peace treaty or announce a gesture of goodwill, as in Istanbul.
    1. Yuriy88 Offline Yuriy88
      Yuriy88 (Yuri) 2 July 2022 15: 46
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      Well, you would have immediately suggested that we (Russia) surrender, what a trifle, the Harpoon and Neptune missiles will decide everything, they will win the "overcome!") Ukraine has no fleet at all - from the word no! At least we have boats, from which we quite successfully throw the Kraintsevs with Calibers! .. And Harpoons ?! so we will have naval targets .. NATO or Ukrainian .. we will test our Onyxes and Bastions on them !!! It’s just that at the sea there are no targets for either NATO or Ukraine now! Therefore, there is no need to moan .. And the World Cup fleet, of course, must be built, but after the victory!
      1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
        Bulanov (Vladimir) 4 July 2022 15: 41
        +1
        Many are good rockets "Harpoon". Only they can not remove the grain from the Ukrainian fields. Bread will fall and famine will set in, because the previous bread will be taken out by NATO, including with the help of "Harpoons", dooming Ukraine to a hungry winter.
    2. Niolai Offline Niolai
      Niolai (Nikolai) 3 July 2022 19: 59
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      absolutely true yes
  5. vdr5 Offline vdr5
    vdr5 (Elephant) 2 July 2022 19: 29
    +3
    Quote: sgrabik
    And what in the end the Armed Forces of Ukraine won from this, absolutely nothing, they did not capture and will not capture Serpentine, because they will receive the same defeat with missiles, we will not allow the Armed Forces of Ukraine to gain a foothold on Serpentine in the same way.

    At least a tactical victory on the information battlefield. In general, I did not immediately understand why the RF Armed Forces were climbing there, especially after receiving Western long-range systems, the execution of Moscow apparently did not bring everyone to reason in the General Staff, a worthless and shameful waste of people and equipment.
  6. Balin Offline Balin
    Balin 3 July 2022 08: 20
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    And how can anti-ship missiles interfere with a ground unit? Looks like the only lunatics left in the onaletics department in the Pentagonia.
  7. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 3 July 2022 10: 39
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    It was decided to take the coast on dry land to the PMR itself, which is obvious in general. The island has become simply useless. The water area is shot through by coastal complexes to the very Bosphorus. .
  8. vdr5 Offline vdr5
    vdr5 (Elephant) 3 July 2022 10: 55
    -1
    Quote: shinobi
    It was decided to take the coast on dry land to the PMR itself, which is obvious in general. The island has become simply useless. The water area is shot through by coastal complexes to the very Bosphorus. .

    And who decided that?)) The defense of Odessa today is thought out by the best minds of the world, the West will not give Odessa up, judging by the preparation of echeloned lines between the estuaries, this city has become an impregnable fortress.
    1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
      Bulanov (Vladimir) 4 July 2022 15: 45
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      I remember one phrase from the history of the Odessa region:

      Rather, the Danube will flow back and the sky will fall to the ground than Ishmael will surrender.

      What happened then, do you remember?
    2. House 25 Sq. 380 (House 25 Sq. 380) 5 July 2022 11: 22
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      The defense of Odessa today is being thought out by the best minds of the world, the West will not give up Odessa, judging by the preparation of echeloned lines between the estuaries, this city has become an impregnable fortress.

      And what will they "hatch" in this impregnable fortress?
    3. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 5 July 2022 15: 43
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      Quote from vdr5
      And who decided that?)) The defense of Odessa today is thought out by the best minds of the world, the West will not give Odessa up, judging by the preparation of echeloned lines between the estuaries, this city has become an impregnable fortress.

      What ridiculous stupid nonsense, the Germans also thought so when they made Königsberg an impregnable fortress, and which, as a result, the Soviet Army took in less than a day, our minds are militarily much more flexible and experienced than your so-called "best minds in the world."
  9. Peace Peace. Offline Peace Peace.
    Peace Peace. (Tumar Tumar) 4 July 2022 09: 52
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    Quote: Yuri88
    Well, you would have immediately suggested that we (Russia) surrender, what a trifle, the Harpoon and Neptune missiles will decide everything, they will win the "overcome!") Ukraine has no fleet at all - from the word no! At least we have boats, from which we quite successfully throw the Kraintsevs with Calibers! .. And Harpoons ?! so we will have naval targets .. NATO or Ukrainian .. we will test our Onyxes and Bastions on them !!! It’s just that at the sea there are no targets for either NATO or Ukraine now! Therefore, there is no need to moan .. And the World Cup fleet, of course, must be built, but after the victory!

    And all sorts of harpoons and neptunes you do not consider direct intervention.
  10. House 25 Sq. 380 (House 25 Sq. 380) 5 July 2022 11: 18
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    If it was a matter of harpoons, they would fly by helicopters ....