Ukraine troopers informed Russians to ‘go fuck your self’ earlier than Black Sea island dying | Ukraine
Ukrainian troopers who died defending an island within the Black Sea from an air and sea bombardment reportedly informed an officer on board a Russian navy warship to “go fuck your self” when requested to give up.
There have been 13 border guards stationed on Snake Island, a roughly 16 hectare (40 acre) rocky island owned by Ukraine that sits about 186 miles (300km) west of Crimea, when Russian troops bombed the island on Thursday.
All 13 troopers died after refusing to give up, Ukrainian officers introduced.
In his deal with after the primary day of the invasion of his nation, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy introduced he would posthumously award the entire troopers the Hero of Ukraine award.
“All border guards died heroically however didn’t surrender,” Zelenskiy mentioned.
Audio has emerged that’s presupposed to have captured an trade between Ukrainian border guards on Snake Island and an approaching Russian navy vessel, by which a Russian officer informed the Ukrainian forces on the island to “lay down your weapons”.
“This is a army warship. This is a Russian army warship. I counsel you lay down your weapons and give up to keep away from bloodshed and unnecessary casualties. Otherwise, you can be bombed,” the Russian workplace was recorded as saying on a naval radio channel.
After a brief interval of silence within the recording, a Ukrainian officer reportedly responded: “Russian warship, go fuck your self.”
The audio has been printed by a number of media retailers together with the Ukrainian on-line newspaper Ukrayinska Pravda, and was shared on social media by Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to the Ukrainian inside ministry.
The Russian navy is reported to have bombarded the island with deck weapons earlier than sending troopers on board to take management, in keeping with Maritime Executive citing native media reviews.
Snake Island – referred to as Zmiinyi Island in Ukrainian – is located close to the Ukrainian and Romanian coasts alongside the Black Sea, and has beforehand been the topic of a territorial dispute between the 2 international locations.
A marine analysis station is located on the island, and its maritime borders absorb an space understood to be strategically vital for assets together with petroleum.