Friday, April 12, 2024

Ukrainian Air Force destroys Russian ammo store at Snake Island

Ukraine’s military released drone footage on May 8 showing what it said were attacks on Russian ammunition depots at Russia’s occupied Zmiinyi Island, or Snake Island, in the western Black Sea.

Aerial footage shows buildings exploding in a huge ball of smoke after being targeted by two Ukrainian fighter jets.

The footage was filmed by a Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 drone.


A Ukrainian Bayraktar TB2 drone captured two Su-27s (some expert says Su-24M) flying low over the island from the south, before dropping multiple bombs and infrared countermeasure flares, reported.

According to Forbes, the raid marks a significant escalation of Ukraine’s air campaign targeting the Russian garrison on the island in the western Black Sea, 80 miles south of Ukraine’s strategic port Odesa.

The Island also became a symbol of Ukrainian resistance after a radio exchange went viral at the start of the war, in which Ukrainian soldiers used an expletive in rebuffing a demand by the Russian warship Moskva to surrender.

The Moskva sank in the Black Sea in mid-April following the warship being hit with two Neptun missiles.

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Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense advisor, and a consultant. His background as a defense advisor and consultant adds a unique perspective to his journalistic endeavors, ensuring that his reporting is well-informed and authoritative. read more