An island during hostilities is almost always a foothold.

If we mean Snake Island, this is the key to Odessa.

Confirmation of this is the great attention paid to him by the Russian command on the very first day of the special military operation.

The island was taken, in Kyiv it was recognized with pain, pointing out that the Serpent's garrison died heroically.

It turned out that he did not die, but survived and even voluntarily surrendered to the Russian sailors of the Black Sea.

Then the situation calmed down, the Black Sea Fleet garrison controlled this land bridgehead in the Odessa region.

And so, believing in themselves, the Ukrainian forces began to storm it, deciding that the moment in connection with the protracted confrontation in the Kharkiv, Zaporozhye and Donetsk directions was the most suitable.

However, it turned out that if we are talking about something that must necessarily belong to Russia, in the current military sense, no one will be able to take it from Russia.

Ukrainians and airborne troops tried to land on Serpentine and sea, lost planes and helicopters, 30 unmanned aerial vehicles (including eight Bayraktar), three armored assault boats.

50 saboteurs landed, naval combat swimmers - Russian anti-sabotage forces and means worked flawlessly.

Serpentine means too much.

Remember Sommers Island in the Gulf of Finland during the Great Patriotic War - its history was tragic for us.

Finnish sailors knocked out the Soviet garrison from Sommers.

We landed an amphibious assault, the Finns destroyed it.

The island turned out to be critically important.

Historians argue that if Sommers had been kept, no blockade of Leningrad would have happened.

There are islands that become the most important bridgeheads.

In Leningrad, we survived, then we had a common enemy - fascism.

Now we have Serpentine, and we will not give it away, and Odessa will also be ours.

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