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Snake Island is a small rocky island off the southern coast of Ukraine, strategically located near Romania and at the edge of Ukrainian territorial waters in the Black Sea.rnOn 24 February 2022, the first day of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, Ukrainian State Border Guards announced about 18:00 local time that Snake Island had come under attack by Russian Navy ships.rnrnWhen the Russian warship identified itself and instructed the Ukrainian soldiers stationed on the island to surrender, their response was "Russian warship, go f**k yourself" (Russian: 'Русский военный корабль, иди на хуй). After the bombardment, a detachment of Russian soldiers landed and took control of Snake Island. Thirteen border guards, representing the entirety of the Ukrainian military presence on the island, were killed after refusing to surrender.

On the day of the attack, Zelenskyy announced that all 13 guards would posthumously be awarded the title Hero of Ukraine, the highest Ukrainian military honor.

The photo was taken in Crimea in 2010. Who would think that four years later Russia will attack Crimea?

No points, please.

I cited the words of the heroes in the title, but TE didn't accept the dirty words.

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  • Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13514 W: 141 N: 35072] (158204)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2010-09-09
  • Esposizione: f/0.1, 30 secondi
  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2022-02-26 2:02
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