| 21 February 2024, Wednesday |

UK says fight continues between Russian, Ukrainian forces at Snake Island

On Zmiinyi Island, also known as Snake Island, fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces has persisted, with Russia continually attempting to resupply its exposed troops.

“Russia might control the northwestern Black Sea if it consolidates its position on Zmiinyi Island with strategic air defense and coastal defense cruise missiles,” the UK Ministry of Defence tweeted in a regular update.

Russia’s resupply vessels have minimum protection in the western Black Sea, following the Russian Navy’s retreat to Crimea after the loss of the Moskva, the tweet said.

  • Reuters