The Ministry of Defense of Russia announced tonight that repulsed Ukraine’s efforts to retake Fidonisian island in the Black Sea, and what it brought heavy losses to the Ukrainian forces, in men, ships and aircraft.
These allegations could not be verified by independent sources. Adviser to the Ukrainian presidency Oleksy Arestovich said earlier in an interview broadcast via YouTube that Ukraine is not trying to retake the island of Zmini (Fidonisi) because it is much easier to continue to hit Russian targets there.
Moscow claims that on May 8, the eve of Victory Day, as Russia celebrates the Soviet Army’s victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, Ukrainian forces attempted to occupy the island.
«This project was a disaster for Ukraine“, Said the spokesman of the Ministry of Defense Igor Konashenkov.