Battle for Zmiiny. A heroic story: how Ukraine lost and returned an important island. Reconstruction
"Guys, we have to split up, because we will all die here," Bohdan Gotskyi, the commander of the Ukrainian border guard on Zmiiny Island, glanced at the shelter.
When, in the afternoon of February 24, the cruiser "Moskva" launched another volley on the island and a new air raid began, all the fighters whose positions were next to it crowded into the obviously too small shelter.
There are no capital shelters at all on Zmiino, it is not so easy to burrow into the rock. Therefore, all shelters are quite light...