Russia has placed on the Snake island the Air Defense Complexes "Armor" and "Tor-M2".
This was announced by Vadym Skibitsky, a representative of the Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
"Military intelligence got data, that [the enemy] at the Snake were deployd the “Armor” and Tor-M2 air defense complexes, and may even deploy missile systems in the future, which will allow to fire on the territory of our state and not only our state," UNIAN agency, quoting Skibitsky.
"Our assessment is that Snake Island is a strategic object that will be used by russia to control the entire northwestern part of the Black Sea," said a spokesman for the DI of Ministry of Defence.
Skibitsky emphasized, that it was no coincidence that from the first days of the war, Russia captured this island and began to install its control equipment. It is made a notion, that ideologically their presence on the island is an additional tool to control the territory of Ukraine.
On May 2, near the Snake, the Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed two enemy Raptor-class boats.
On May 7, the Ukrainian military refuted an enemy boat of the Serna type.
On May 12, Serhiy Bratchuk, the head of the Odessa regional military administration announced, that Ukrainian navy impaired ‘Vsevolod Bobrov’, provision boat, with the near the Snake Island.