After fierce and heroic battles with the Russians and the shelling of ships of the Black Sea Fleet, all Ukrainian border soldiers died. They didn’t give up, even if the enemy told them to.
“On our Snake Island, the border guards died heroically, but they did not give up. All are posthumously awarded the Order of the Hero of Ukraine,” told Volodymyr Zelenskyy that night. The small island was defended by 13 border guards.
RUS: “This is a Russian warship. I suggest you lay down your arms and surrender to avoid bloodshed. Otherwise, we will open fire on you,” heard the border guards on Snake Island.
UKR: “Russian warship, go fuck yourself,”they answered.
Audio reportedly from Snake Island:
(RUS): This is a Russian warship. I suggest you lay down your arms and surrender to avoid bloodshed. Otherwise we will open fire on you.
(UKR): Russian warship, go fuck yourself.
All Ukrainian soldiers were killed. pic.twitter.com/10tCHAhmma
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On Thursday, the Ukrainian authorities reported on the fierce defence of the island, where, despite the “Ultimacy of the enemy”, Ukrainian soldiers have not given up.