Zmeiny Island was an important element for the invaders to control the northwestern part of the Black Sea.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine explained why the liberation of Serpents’ Island is so important.
This is stated in the Telegram channel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
In particular, it is noted that the Zmeiny Island was an important element for the invaders to control the northwestern part of the Black Sea.
“After the invaders seized our Crimea and the Boyko towers, they deployed their special forces and marines there, + radar, air defense, acoustic stations. This gave them the opportunity to create a surveillance system from the coast that illuminated the entire situation in this part of the Black Sea , namely, surface, underwater and air. Serpentine at the same time allowed to control the very entry to the mouth of the Danube, to control our ports and shipping routes, “the message says.
As noted in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the de-occupation of the island means that the Odessa region is not under the threat of landing, and the invaders will not be able to place coastal SCRCs to increase the effectiveness of the use of these missiles on the territory of Ukraine, in order to reduce the reaction of our air defense to them.
Also, the invaders will not be able to block the shipping lanes in the area.
“Will this unblock Ukrainian ports? – Unfortunately, no. The export of grain from our ports requires a large set of actions, in particular mine clearance and the search for military minesweepers,” the Armed Forces of Ukraine explained.
As UNIAN reported, yesterday, June 30, the operational command “South” stated that during the night, after fire strikes by Ukrainian missile and artillery units on the island of Zmeiny, the enemy “hurriedly evacuated the remnants of the garrison by two speed boats and probably left the island.” Later, the fact of the liberation of the island was confirmed by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny.