Satellite images show Zmiinyi Island after Russians flee it

1 July, 11:07 AM
A satellite image shows Zmiinyi Island after Russians fled (Photo:Maxar Technologies / Twitter)

A satellite image shows Zmiinyi Island after Russians fled (Photo:Maxar Technologies / Twitter)

Satellite images shared by U.S. company Maxar Technologies via Twitter on June 30 show Zmiinyi Island, also known as Snake Island, after the retreat of Russian invaders.

"In today's imagery, smoke can be seen from burning vehicles/structures at several locations across the northern section of the island," the company noted.

The Ukrainian military's Operational Command Pivden (South) reported on June 30 that following a series of long-range Ukrainian strikes at Zmiinyi Island in the Black Sea, the Russian garrison retreated from the island in two speedboats.

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Russia's Defense Ministry confirmed that its troops had left the island.

Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valeriy Zaluzhny said that the Ukrainian Bohdana self-propelled howitzer had played an important role in the liberation of Zmiinyi Island.

In turn, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces Oleksiy Hromov said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine were planning to establish direct physical control over Zmiinyi Island.

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