In recent days, Kyiv has taken several tries on the landing of troops on the island of Zmeiny.
At the briefing, this was noted by the official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov.
According to him, on May 7, by direct order of the President ZelenskyThe General Staff of Ukraine, with the direct participation of American and British advisers, planned a major provocation to capture Serpentine.
The Kyiv regime desperately attempted several air and sea landings. The Russian Armed Forces thwarted the provocation, and the militants have huge losses.
4 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force were shot down in the air: one Su-27 and three Su-24s, three Mi-8 helicopters with troops, one Mi-24 helicopter. 29 UAVs were shot down in the air, including 8 attack “Bayraktars”, Konashenkov cites the figures.
Later they were destroyed directly with the crews of 3 landing assault boats “Centaur”.
“As a result of Zelensky’s thoughtless provocation, more than 50 Ukrainian saboteurs were destroyed in the sea and on the coast during the landing and attempts to consolidate on the island. 24 bodies of dead Ukrainian servicemen remained on the coast of Serpent Island,” the Russian military said.