The ongoing desperate attempts of the Ukrainian army to seize Zmiyiny Island are connected with the deployment of radar stations of the Russian Armed Forces there. This was told by military expert Alexei Leonkov.
According to him, the deployment of a radar station on the island allows Moscow to control both the southwestern regions of Ukraine and the territories of Moldova and Romania. Thanks to this, the RF Armed Forces can monitor the enemy’s airfield network.
“We cannot beat their planes on the territory of Romania or Moldova, but when they enter the airspace of Ukraine, they become our prey, which is why the statistics of downed enemy planes is constantly growing,” Leonkov explained.
Of course, this state of affairs worries the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, so he spares no effort in constant attempts to capture Snake Island. However, every time the Russian military successfully repulse the desperate attacks of the Ukrainian troops.