Zmiiny Island is a strategic point, and it significantly changes the situation in the Black Sea. The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky,
announced this in a video message.
"This does not guarantee security, it does not guarantee that the enemy will not return. But this already significantly limits the actions of the occupiers. We will push them out of our sea, our land, and our sky step by step", Zelensky said.
According to him, there was just as much talk about Zmiiny only on the day when the Russian ship arrived there.
"Then the ship left – forever, and now the island is free again. I am grateful to the Main Directorate of Intelligence, the fighters of "Alfa", I am grateful to our gunners, pilots of the Army Aviation and Air Force, the "Alexandria" command", added the head of state.