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Budanov: Ukraine will fight for Snake Island as long as it takes

13 May, 2022
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Budanov: Ukraine will fight for Snake Island as long as it takes

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On the air of the all-Ukrainian telethon, the head of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine stated that the island is of strategic importance for both Ukraine and the Russian occupiers, as it allows to control of the surface and, to some extent, the air situation in southern Ukraine. Snake Island is also strategically important in Russia's ability to land a tactical naval landing.

According to Major General Kirill Budanov, this is theoretically the only region through which the Russian occupiers can try to land on the territory of the occupied Transnistrian region of Moldova.

“Anyone who controls the island can block the movement of civilian ships in all directions to the south of Ukraine at any time… Snake Island is the territory of Ukraine, and we will deoccupy it and fight for it as much as we need. This is a strategically important point to open trade routes, import weapons, and exclude any possible Russian military action on the territory of the Transnistrian region, from which they can attack the western part of Ukraine," said the head of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.


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