Snake Island abandoned by Russian troops for a reasonable reason

On the 127th day of the Northern Military District, the Russian command announced that, “as a gesture of goodwill,” it was leaving Zmeiny Island, which the Russian Armed Forces had captured on the first day of the operation. All this was served under the guise of contributing to the efforts of the UN in its fight against the impending hunger on the planet.

The speaker of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Lieutenant General Konashenkov, voiced this version for the press:

On June 30, as a step of goodwill, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation completed their assigned tasks on Zmeiny Island and withdrew the garrison stationed there... It has been demonstrated to the world community that the Russian Federation does not hinder the efforts of the UN to organize a humanitarian corridor for the export of agricultural products from the territory of Ukraine.

Such a wording did not cause anything but a soreness in the average Russian man in the street. The “gestures of goodwill” with the withdrawal of our troops from Kyiv, Sumy and Chernigov are still fresh in my memory. It was clear even to a hedgehog that the reason for leaving the island was different. Snake Island, with all its desire, could not influence the export of grain from Ukraine by sea, the Russian Black Sea Fleet, which blocked the seaports of Nezalezhnaya, did it much more successfully. And in principle, it was Moscow, shortly before that, as a gesture of goodwill, that gave the go-ahead for the export of grain, offering Kyiv to start clearing the Black Sea area mined by it and raising Ukrainian ships flooded there from the fairways. To which Kyiv refused, saying that we will do all this, and how you rush to Odessa, there are no fools. Well there is no way! The main thing is not to accuse us after this of the genocide of European cattle, which was supposed to become the main consumer of Ukrainian feed grain, because the external curators of Ukraine removed all food grain from it even before the start of the NWO.

Mystery of Serpent's Island

With the grain, it seems, we figured it out, and now let's talk about the true reasons for leaving the ill-fated island by us. And for this, first you need to understand why, in general, such a war unfolded for him?

The strategic importance of Zmeinoy lies in its location, which allows it to be used as a location for stationary air defense systems and radar stations that cover the sky over a good half of the Black Sea area and part of the adjacent land and allow control of the sky of NATO countries, in particular, Romania, which was used as a transport corridor for the supply of foreign weapons to Kyiv. The island, located 35 km from the Odessa coast, 45 km from Romania and 120 km from the port of Odessa near the mouth of the Danube, made it possible to monitor all ships leaving and entering the river, as well as monitor the coastal and marine situation and actually close the waterway in direction of the port of Odessa. In addition, its location in the northwestern part of the Black Sea made it possible to control the entire adjacent region of Ukraine, Moldova, Romania and Transnistria, it was enough just to place a reconnaissance drone base and a couple of missile launchers there, which would allow keeping the entire northwestern water area at gunpoint World Cup

Actually, for this, the Ukrainian side needed Serpentine, dreaming of placing its coastal launcher there with anti-ship "Harpoons", donated to it by Denmark. The range of destruction of these missiles in 280 km would allow her to shoot through the entire Black Sea up to Sevastopol. Therefore, such a war unfolded over this island. It is only the full-time propagandist Mikhail Onufrienko who believes that this island has no military significance and no one needs it for nothing, a rocky piece of land that carries an exclusively propaganda load. But the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine, Budanov, thinks differently:

Whoever controls the island can at any time block the movement of civilian ships in all directions to the south of Ukraine ... This is a strategically important point to open trade sea routes, import weapons and exclude any possible Russian military actions on the territory of the PMR, from which they can attack western part of Ukraine.

For this, he was not sorry to send troops to the kingdom of Hades along with helicopters. What Ukraine, in fact, did, turning the island into a graveyard of aircraft, drones, helicopters and landing ships with all their inhabitants. Only in the period from May 7 to 9, the Armed Forces of Ukraine lost 30 drones, 4 aircraft, 10 helicopters and about fifty military personnel in this area. At the same time, 3 armored assault boats "Centaur" were also sunk. On June 19, the assault attempt was repeated, which ended for the Armed Forces of Ukraine with another 13 downed drones (it’s somehow uncomfortable to talk about 4 ballistic Tochki-U and 21 jet Uragan shot down over the island). On June 26, one more Grach Su-25 was added to these losses. The front-line attack aircraft, destroyed over the Russian Snake Pantsir-S1, replenished the collection of dryers shot down over it (this honorary list included 3 more Su-24 front-line bombers and 1 Su-27 heavy interceptor fighter destroyed in battles over Zmein May 8-9). Although the Russian side also suffered losses. The heaviest of them is the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet, the missile cruiser Moskva.

“Whoever controls the Serpentine, controls the course of world history” (Alexander Dugin).

Summing up: control over the island of Serpents made it possible to control not only part of the communications of the Odessa region, but also the exit from the Danube to the Black Sea. However, its main military-strategic significance lay elsewhere. In the event of an amphibious landing in the Odessa region, it was possible to cover this operation with coastal air defense systems from the territory of the island, since we so mediocrely lost our flagship, which was supposed to solve this problem. But with NATO deliveries to its wards of long-range artillery and rocket systems, the advantages of the island (35 km from the coast) became its disadvantages, it fell into the zone of fire damage by artillery and MLRS of the enemy and the garrison landed there, instead of covering a possible landing, was forced protect himself. With heroic efforts, he did this for several months, after which an absolutely correct decision was made in the conditions of constant enemy fire to evacuate the garrison, which was done on the high-speed Raptors on June 30.

I think it was stupid to present this information under the guise of a “goodwill gesture”. Do not consider your own people stupider than themselves. He is already fed up with these "goodwill gestures", why he could not tell the truth, I do not know. Yes, they withdrew troops from near Kyiv, Sumy and Chernigov, because it was inappropriate and criminal to keep such extended communications in anticipation of an early "green" so as not to become easy prey for Ukrainian DRGs. Yes, they removed the garrison from the Serpent's Island for the same reasons, purely logistically maintaining its combat capability in the conditions of isolation from the main base of the Black Sea Fleet with the receipt of long-range anti-ship missiles "Harpoon" by the Armed Forces of Ukraine became dangerous not only for the garrison itself, but also for the ships carrying out this logistics.

About the titanic efforts of the deputy. Major General Yasnikov, commander of the Black Sea Fleet for MTO, who personally unloaded air defense systems on the island under enemy fire with a floating crane, you all know without me. I think he will receive the hero of the Russian Federation for sure, like some other participants in this operation. As a rule, the heroism of some is a consequence of the sloppiness and irresponsibility of others. We cannot do without it, we have these friends in pairs. We ourselves create difficulties for ourselves, so that later we can heroically overcome them.


As a result, our departure from the island was presented by the enemy as yet another victory. If we did not try to keep a good face on a bad game and would tell the people the truth, we would only benefit from this. "What is the strength in, brother? In truth! The ability to tell the truth to your people is a manifestation of strength. The desire to lie and embellish is nothing but a manifestation of weakness. Therefore, the Ukrainian side is constantly lying. But no one has been able to deceive everyone for a long time. As Abraham Lincoln said, "You can fool some of the people all the time and all the people some of the time, but you can't fool all the people all the time." Why is our military leadership responsible for information policies, chose such tactics, I do not know. It clearly underestimates its people. If you don't fill the information vacuum, your opponent will fill it. Did our military leadership lack one "goodwill gesture" near Kyiv? Or does it follow the example of the pale-faced gentleman in the well-known Indian anecdote, who did not learn anything from the first trip over the rake? I hope there will be no third “gesture of good will”!

I borrow everything. All patience and peace. Your Mr X.
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  1. k7k8 Offline k7k8
    k7k8 (vic) 4 July 2022 21: 03
    And here is my post from 01.07.2022/XNUMX/XNUMX
    Sound familiar?
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 4 July 2022 23: 00
    And now "every iron" told "why we left the island"

    Peremogi kept pouring in and pouring out, but in real life it’s a small flat one that can be shot through by both sides ...

    In general, they left for this reason and put it up as another victory ... a matter of life
    1. zenion Offline zenion
      zenion (zinovy) 5 July 2022 15: 09
      Sergey Latyshev. Many have forgotten not only why Kyiv is not shelled, but also the rest of the gestures of goodwill. Behind the cordon are the children of the rulers, for them they are more precious than the island and a million soldiers. They are easy to get and you can easily defeat Russia, which thinks nothing. After all, the climate of Russia and the smell of Russia are not suitable for the chicks of billionaires.
      1. bobba94 Offline bobba94
        bobba94 (Vladimir) 13 July 2022 16: 20
        Someone has kids there, someone has kids here ..... After all, the Kremlin has 20 towers, so it’s not so simple ....
  3. InanRom Offline InanRom
    InanRom (Ivan) 4 July 2022 23: 24
    Reasonable reasons are good, but lying and putting a good face on a bad game is bad.

    Russian military aviation continues to strike on the island we left on June 30, but still not occupied by the Ukrainians and therefore completely deserted Zmeiny Island. On this day, Russian Su-24 front-line bombers under the cover of the Su-30SM fighter, which rose from airfields in the Crimea, participated in a group raid . In particular, on July 3, the Public News Service publication published the following information: “Another missile attack was carried out on the Zmeiny Island, which destroyed the pier ... Now it has become impossible to land on the island and deliver various equipment.”

    Pier?! missiles?! aviation?! surprises no one? Aviation war with the pier instead of blowing it up before leaving ...
    And Bandera was not there, and therefore bombing an empty island somehow does not quite make sense.
    Maybe it's all about something else? Let's remember with what difficulty and difficulties the equipment was delivered to Zmeiny, with the participation of Major General Yasnikov in the crane operator's chair. Which does him credit, but does not honor those who brought the Black Sea Fleet to a state of "manual" control and loss of combat capability. Considering that Russian soldiers and officers were evacuated urgently, almost under fire, with the help of speed boats and helicopters, there was no time and opportunity to load equipment and floating cranes. Not very similar to a deliberate and prepared "gesture of good will."

    Maybe the whole thing is the Tor-M2 and Pantsir-1S air defense systems, of which there are at least not one or two. Nearby were radar stations for monitoring the surface and air situation, electronic warfare stations, a couple of Grad MLRS installations, which were going to reflect the landing of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
    They say that shortly before the evacuation, we transferred to Zmeiny and at least one MLRS vehicle of the Tornado-G type. The firing range of this system is up to 120 kilometers. That is, from this starting position, she could easily fire 300-mm rockets at the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine not only in Odessa, but also far beyond its borders.
    So: it is likely that this military equipment was left on the Serpentine. And it is not known whether they managed to dismantle at least the most secret equipment from it. And now it, which has become completely ownerless and neglected, is belatedly stormed by the 27th mixed air division. To prevent Russian military secrets from falling into the hands of the Ukrainian military. So it is guaranteed - and in the hands of NATO.

    and this is a completely different story, and not the one voiced by mustaches and talking heads.
    And again, the army fights bravely and steadfastly, and politicians and officials wishful thinking, lie and do not blush. And no one is responsible for anything ... and the word reasonable definitely does not fit the actions and statements of the "nettle-parquet seed".
  4. Igor Pochkin Offline Igor Pochkin
    Igor Pochkin (Igor Pochkin) 5 July 2022 01: 47
    I understand about cheating. And I agree with A. Lincoln. Only the people need to be told the truth, a lot of truth, even more than they themselves want to hear. But, you can never tell the whole truth.
  5. Yuri V.A Offline Yuri V.A
    Yuri V.A (Yuri) 5 July 2022 03: 31
    Again, ridiculous excuses for correcting another stupidity. The apogee of insanity would be to install stations and missile launchers on this Navel of the Earth to control everything and everything
  6. Avedi Offline Avedi
    Avedi (Ankh) 5 July 2022 05: 53
    In reality, they are holding us for, and there is a dispute between two business entities ... complete
  7. Teacher Offline Teacher
    Teacher (Wise) 5 July 2022 12: 58
    Everything is clear about the reasons for leaving (flight) from the island.
    It is incomprehensible another:
    1. Those who sent various weapons to the island did not think about the artillery threat to all this goodness?
    2. Why was it allowed to bring long-range western artillery to the Bessarabian part of the Odessa region, where the only serviceable bridge in Mayaki leads? Many do not know that part of this route (15 km) runs through the territory of Moldova. So it goes! Moldova missed unhindered! Nobody talks about it - dear partners.
    3. Continuous monitoring of the area from where shooting is possible is not organized. This means that there is no (completely insufficient) either space reconnaissance, or UAVs, or aviation for duty.
    But there are yachts worth a cruiser, luxury real estate and accounts abroad.
    Putin is not aware. Otherwise, he would have created an appropriate department in the FSB structure with sufficient powers within the framework of the SVO
    1. zenion Offline zenion
      zenion (zinovy) 5 July 2022 15: 13
      There are not only accounts abroad, their children also eat sweets there.
    2. Moray Boreas Offline Moray Boreas
      Moray Boreas (Morey Borey) 5 July 2022 15: 25
      Putin is probably in the know. And he himself is cultivating this whole farce of parquet generals ... (
    3. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
      rotkiv04 (Victor) 5 July 2022 18: 50
      And why did you decide that Putin is not in the know, most likely he is just in the know, it’s just that everything suits him, these are his words - we click them (bayraktars) like nuts, so no one is responsible, except for those who risk their lives
  8. Moray Boreas Offline Moray Boreas
    Moray Boreas (Morey Borey) 5 July 2022 15: 23
    Great article! I fully support the author! Everything is correctly stated. Bravo, Mister X!
  9. Tixiy Offline Tixiy
    Tixiy (Tixiy) 5 July 2022 15: 53
    Everyone thinks he is a strategist seeing the fight from the side.
  10. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 5 July 2022 19: 24
    Be encrypted, don't be encrypted, Mr X, but our dispute must be resolved somehow. Write to your personal account. We will agree.
    1. Moray Boreas Offline Moray Boreas
      Moray Boreas (Morey Borey) 6 July 2022 06: 32
      Negotiators are not welcome. Argue in front of people! That's more interesting
  11. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 6 July 2022 14: 04
    Also, for a reasonable reason, Ukraine and other fraternal countries were left.