The Ukrainian Armed Forces were hit by Russian SAMs and radars on Zmiiny, a satellite image of the island appeared after the strike

Satellite image of Snake Island, taken on June 21, 2022 with dark spots indicating explosions or fires
Satellite image of Snake Island, taken on June 21, 2022 with dark spots indicating explosions or fires
Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Published: June 22 2022 at 12:38 pm

During the attack on Snake Island, the Ukrainian military hit the Russian anti-aircraft missile and cannon complex "Pantsir-C1", as well as a radar station.

This was reported by the operational command "South".

Also during the attack on the positions of the occupying forces on the temporarily captured Ukrainian island in the Black Sea, the Armed Forces of Ukraine struck the vehicles of the Russian Armed Forces.

"In continuation of the operation to defeat enemy units on the island of Zmiiny, there were hits in the anti-aircraft missile system" Pantsir C1 ", a radar station and vehicles. The final results are being investigated, "OK Pivden said.

The day before, the Ukrainian military reported that the Defense Forces had attacked the positions of the occupiers on the Zmiiny frame with the use of various forces and means.

Satellite image of Snake Island, taken on June 21, 2022. Photo: PLANET LABS INC.

The American site The War Zone , citing a satellite image obtained from Planet labs, showed evidence of attacks on Russia's positions on Snake Island in the western Black Sea.

Reports of these strikes first began on June 20, as well as news that the Armed Forces had struck at Russian-occupied Chornomornaftogaz platforms, which had been stolen in Ukraine in 2014.

A satellite image of Planet Labs taken on June 21, 2022, shows at least three recently darkened areas on Snake Island.

These appear to be traces of recent explosions and / or fires.

A satellite image of Snake Island, taken on June 20, 2022, shows no signs of scorched areas. Photo: PLANET LABS INC

These noticeably dark spots were not seen in an earlier satellite image of the island from Planet Labs, taken shortly before noon local time on June 20.

A comparison of individual images taken on June 19 and 21 by other commercial satellites provides further evidence that these traces of damage are new.

Snake Island, May 2022 Satellite photo

It will be recalled that in late May, OSINT researcher Tim Ehrhart published photos of Maxar and with images of Snake Island and Russian military equipment stationed there. On June 17, the Ukrainian military sank the Russian tug Vasily Bekh, which was transporting equipment and ammunition to the island.

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