In February 2022, the island was captured by Russian invaders.
Odessa region with the liberation of the Zmeiny Island is completely cleared of Russian invaders.
This was stated by the representative of the head of the Odessa Regional Military Administration Sergei Bratchuk.
According to him, after the enemy was forced to leave the island on which the village of Beloe is located, there were no invaders left in the region.
“The village of Beloye, Izmail district, Odessa region. It is also Snake Island. Thanks to the Armed Forces of Ukraine!” Bratchuk emphasized.
As UNIAN reported, today, June 30, the Pivden Operational Command stated that during the night, after Ukrainian missile and artillery units fired at Zmeiny Island, the enemy “hurriedly evacuated the remnants of the garrison by two speed boats and probably left the island “. The command added that a fire was raging at Zmeiny, explosions were heard.
Later, the fact of the liberation of the island was confirmed by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny.