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Ukrainian garrison at Snake Island surrenders to Russian Armed Forces — Defense Ministry

Posted on AllSides February 25th, 2022

The Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) garrison of 82 servicemen at the Snake (Zmeiny) Island in the Black Sea voluntarily surrendered to the Russian Armed Forces, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov announced Friday.

"In the area of the Snake Island, 82 Ukrainian servicemen laid down their weapons and voluntarily surrendered to the Russian Armed Forces. Currently, they are signing written vows to reject military resistance. They will be returned to their families shortly," Konashenkov said.

According to the spokesman, 11 Ukrainian servicemen of the UAF 53rd Armored Brigade surrendered...

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