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Ukrainian flag raised at Snake Island after Russian troops withdraw from area

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The Ukrainian authorities raised the nationwide flag at Snake Island on Monday after Russian troops withdrew from area.

The Ukrainian flag was raised at Snake Island positioned within the Black Sea on Monday. (Photo from @MFA_Ukraine on Twitter)

Ukraine raised its flag over Snake Island within the Black Sea on Monday. Military officers stated the nationwide flag was raised after Russian troops withdrew from the area final week.

Natalia Humeniuk, spokesperson for Ukraine’s southern army command, whereas addressing a information convention stated, “The military operation has been concluded, and… the territory (Snake Island) has been returned to the jurisdiction of Ukraine.” According to officers, Ukrainian troops drove the Russian forces out after an armed assault.

The #Ukrainian flag is on Snake Island. #Ukraine’s state symbols will probably be returned to each nook of our nation.#SlavaUkraini #GloryToUkraine#StandWithUkraine

— MFA of Ukraine (@MFA_Ukraine) July 4, 2022

However, Russia had stated it withdrew its forces from the island final Thursday as a “gesture of goodwill” to show that it was not standing in the best way of the makes an attempt made by the United Nations to open a humanitarian hall for grains to be shipped from Ukraine.

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The island positioned simply 22 miles from the shores of Nato member Romania had change into one of the talked about items of land through the conflict. Also referred to as Zmiinyi Island, the island was beneath Moscow’s command from February earlier than it was taken again by Ukraine final week.

A Ukrainian soldier’s defiant response to the Russian warship Moskva, which had requested troops there to give up, was adopted as a well-liked battle cry. The flagship of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet was subsequently sunk in April.

Russia’s overseas ministry on Thursday stated it had ceded the territory at the side of the UN-brokered settlement. The announcement got here after Kyiv reported the launch of a barrage of strikes on the island.

Ukraine’s army intelligence chief Kyrylo Budanov had earlier stated that management of Snake Island would imply dominance over the land and, to some extent, the air safety of southern Ukraine.

Analysts stated Russia’s withdrawal from Snake Island off Ukraine’s southwestern coast might loosen its blockade on Ukrainian ports.