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War in Ukraine. Ukrainian army claims to have destroyed two Russian patrol boats

The Ukrainian army claimed to have destroyed two Russian patrol boats on Monday, May 2, 2022, near Serpents’ Island, in the Black Sea, which has become a symbol of Ukrainian resistance since the start of the war. the invasion of the Moscow troops on February 24

“Two Russian Raptor-class ships were destroyed near Serpents’ Island today”, On Facebook, the Supreme Commander of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Valeri Zaluzhny, wrote in a message accompanied by a video showing two boats hit by two separate missiles.

“Bayraktar works”, he welcomed, thereby revealing the use in these two attacks of this combat drone developed in Turkey. Moscow has not confirmed the information for its part.

The Russian Raptor-class patrol boats are among the fastest shuttles in the Russian Navy, reaching nearly 90 km/h at full speed.

They can carry up to twenty soldiers in addition to the crew of three.

Snake Island, a symbol in Ukraine

Snake Island has become a symbol in Ukraine since a radio exchange, which went viral on social networks, saw the launch of Ukrainian border guards on the first day of the conflict “Fuck you, Russian military ship!” † to the Russian cruiser, the Moskva, which urged them to surrender.

Shortly after this exchange, the ship had bombed the island, the Russians had taken control of the island, and the Ukrainian soldiers had been captured. They were later released in a prisoner exchange with Moscow.

The recording of this verbal exchange had served as a common thread for the Ukrainian resistance, with the border guards’ profanities even appearing on signs during demonstrations abroad and on Ukrainian postage stamps.

the cruiser Moskva, flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, sank in mid-April after he was hit by Ukrainian missiles, according to Kiev. Moscow, for its part, claimed that it had been damaged by an explosion on board.

War in Ukraine. Ukrainian army claims to have destroyed two Russian patrol boats