De-occupation of Serpentine made economic destruction of Ukraine impossible, – Budanov
Recently, a documentary film “Military intelligence of Ukraine: on the sea, in the sky, on the ground” was broadcast on the air of the national telethon The only news. There, in particular, they spoke about the strategic and economic importance of Zmeiny Island.
Consequently, according to Kirill Budanov, head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, without the resumption of control over Snake Island, the Russians would economically destroy Ukraine.
What is the importance of the island
Without the restoration of control over the island of Serpents, any shipping from the ports of Ukraine was impossible. Without this, the Russians would simply destroy us economically,” Budanov noted.
The key to the liberation of the island was the sinking on April 13, 2022 of the flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, the cruiser Moskva. It was hit by two anti-ship missiles of the new Ukrainian mobile coastal complex RK-360MTs Neptune.
The head of the State Border Service showed the last photo of the cruiser “Moskva”
In an interview with journalists, the head of the State Border Service, Sergei Deineko, said that on the first day of a full-scale invasion, he received a recording from the island, where the legendary phrase “Russian warship, go …” and a photo of the Moskva cruiser sounded. This is the last photo of the ship before it sank last April.
Deineko said that the last photo of the Moskva cruiser was taken by Ukrainian soldiers at 14:55 on February 24, 2022 near Snake Island, which stormed the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet. The head of the GNSU received the photo at 17:58 and it is still in his phone.
The last photo of “Moscow” in the phone of Sergei Deineka / Photo “Ukrainian Pravda”