Ukraine reported on February 25 that 13 soldiers had been killed while refusing to surrender the island. Zmiinyi, Also known as “Snake Island”To a Russian vessel in the Black Sea. “All the Ukrainian soldiers on Zmiinyi Island were killed becauseThey refused surrender.“Our soldiers on Zmiinyi Island lost their lives fighting heroically,” said Volodimir Zelensky after announcing the Russian attack. “May the memory be preserved forever of all those who gave their lives in defense of Ukraine.”
It was only a matter of days before it was finally discovered. those soldiers were alive and had been captured by the Russians,Sky News reported the following. Roman Hrybov was one of the soldiers who stood firm when the Russian Armed Forces arrived at the area. He asked the guards to surrender to avoid unnecessary bloodshed or casualties and warned them that they would be bombed. ”. “Russian warship, go to hell”,As can be seen in the videos on social media, he was screaming.
“Roman Hrybov (the author of the famous phrase “Russian warships, go to hell”, returned from Russian captivity and was released to his homeland of Cherkasy,” the Defense Ministry of Ukraine tweeted Tuesday. “Glory to a hero!”
Today, the Ukrainian president signed a decree awarding state awards to 126 military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 34 of these awards were posthumously. “We will always be grateful to each of our defenders, to each of our defenders for the defense of our state in the Ukrainian Patriotic War against Russia. Eternal memory to all those who gave their lives for Ukraine!” – stressed the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.
The decree announces that “for personal courage and selfless actions demonstrated in defense of the territorial integrity of Ukraine, in loyalty to the military oath”, this decoration is awarded. The name of the military is displayed immediately afterward.
45 km from Romania is the “Island of Snakes”. Vylkove in Ukraine is 48 km away. Western Crimea is 297 km away. It is tiny in stature, but it has a lot of charm. Its location near the Ukrainian Black Sea coast makes it a very attractive prizeIt is a militarized maritime “region”, so much that Russian President Vladimir Putin considers it a treasure to be conquered.
Zelensky was keen to draw attention to the strategic significance of Zelensky’s work by hosting a press conference.
According to the United Nations Organization, 1,179 people died and 1,860 were injured. Explosives have caused most of the deaths or injuries. The Russian armed forces used cluster bombs on at least 24 times against civilian areas in Ukraine over the five weeks following the outbreak of war. This is contrary to international law and was condemned today by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet.