When the write songs about this war between Russia and Ukraine, they will surely sing of Snake Island, where the Ukrainian military made a heroic and poignant statement against their invaders…in more ways than one.
Snake Island became a household name around the globe early in the conflict after Ukrainian soldiers stationed there broadcast a message to a menacing piece of Moscow’s military: “Russian Warship, go f*** yourself”.
The phrase has become a ubiquitous piece of the lore of Ukraine’s bravery in the face of their Russian adversaries, and now, weeks after that same Russian warship has sunken to the bottom of the Black Sea, Snake Island is once again in the hands of its rightful owners.
Russian forces have hastily withdrawn from the infamous Snake Island in the Black Sea in a strategic victory for Kyiv, Ukrainian military officials said Thursday.
Ukraine’s Operational Command “South” took to Facebook to announce that following a coordinated overnight missile strike “the opponent hurriedly evacuated the remains of the garrison.”Trending:
The command posted a picture that showed the island covered in fire, black smoke and the aftermath of heavy missile fire.
Officials were happy to take a victory lap on the news:
“KABOOM!” Andriy Yermak, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s chief of staff tweeted. “No Russian troops on the Snake Island anymore. Our Armed Forces did a great job.”
Russia has been steadily readjusting their military strategy and outlook throughout the conflict, and have been focusing lately on regions to the east where separatists already controlled vast swaths of land.