Ukrainian military check Snake Island, rescue cat

 The Ukrainian military have carried out demining works, seized enemy ammunition and military equipment and rescued a Ukrainian cat on Snake [Zmiinyi] Island.

The relevant statement was made by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry on Telegram.

“As part of the operation, the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry examined and conducted reconnaissance within the area and underground fortifications of Snake Island. Engineering demining works were carried out. The samples of enemy ammunition and equipment were revealed and seized, namely guidance and control systems, Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles, man-portable air-defense systems, grenade launchers, flame guns, small arms, warfare records, personal records of Russian soldiers, electronic media,” the report states. 

The Ukrainian flag was reinstalled on Snake Island, replacing the Russian tricolor. In addition, the Ukrainian military found and evacuated a Ukrainian cat who spent several months under Russian occupation.

A reminder that, in early July 2022, the Armed Forces of Ukraine completed a military operation to clear Snake Island of the equipment and ammunition of Russian invaders, who escaped to the temporarily occupied Crimea.

Photo: Office of the President of Ukraine