Dozens of Fighter Jets Covered the Escape of Russian Troops From Snake Island

Illustrative photo from open sources
Illustrative photo from open sources

The russian occupiers remember how Bayraktar TB2 once demilitarized their Raptors, let alone cruiser Moskva

Yesterday, June 30, the occupiers hurriedly fled from Zmiiny, calling it a "gesture of goodwill", and the Armed Forces of Ukraine thus successfully brought to a logical end one of their most effective operations to demilitarize russians on Ukraine’s island.

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russia's Raptor-type patrol boat / Illustrative photo from open sources

As Defense Express learned from own sources, in order to escape from the island, the russians had to involve two Raptor-type patrol boats, one amphibious boat and two tugboats, as well as army aviation, namely nine helicopters, probably Mi-8 or Ka -27.

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russia's Ka-27PS / Illustrative photo from open sources

In addition to "covering" this entire fleet, the russians involved up to 20 multi-purpose fighters jets, while three A-50U anti-aircraft defense aircraft monitored the evacuation from the western part of the temporarily occupied Crimea.

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russia's A-50U early warning and control aircraft / Illustrative photo from open sources
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