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Snake Island troopers who defied Russian warship will obtain heroism award posthumously, Zelenskyy states


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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Friday hailed the 13 Ukrainian border guards who ended up killed soon after refusing to surrender to a Russian warship, telling the Russians to “go f— oneself.”

The guards will posthumously acquire the “Hero of Ukraine,” the greatest honor Ukraine can bestow, Zelenskyy explained.

The border guards, stationed on Snake Island, also recognised as Zmiinyi Island, were instructed by the Russians, “I am a Russian warship. I request you to lay down your arms and surrender to prevent bloodshed and unwanted deaths. In any other case, you will be bombed.”

“Russian warship, go f— you,” arrived the reply. 

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Snake Island sits around 30 miles off the coast of Ukraine and is less than 0.1 square mile in area. Despite its remote location and miniscule size, the island helped to connect a shipping corridor to multiple Ukrainian cities. 

Snake Island sits all around 30 miles off the coastline of Ukraine and is fewer than .1 square mile in area. Irrespective of its distant location and miniscule size, the island assisted to hook up a shipping and delivery corridor to several Ukrainian metropolitan areas. 
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The Russians opened fireplace and all 13 had been killed. Audio of the incident has gone viral on social media. 

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy holds a news conference on Russia's military operation in Ukraine, Feb. 25, 2022 in Kyiv. (Getty Images)

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy holds a news convention on Russia’s armed forces procedure in Ukraine, Feb. 25, 2022 in Kyiv. (Getty Images)

“On our Zmiinyi Island, defending it to the previous, all the border guards died heroically,” Zelenskyy claimed.

The Russians, even so, formally claimed that there were being 82 Ukrainian soldiers on the island who surrendered voluntarily with out bloodshed, according to the BBC. 

Vladimir President Vladimir Putin ordered Russia’s all-out invasion of Ukraine Thursday. 

Vladimir President Vladimir Putin requested Russia’s all-out invasion of Ukraine Thursday. 
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Snake Island sits around 30 miles off the coastline of Ukraine and is less than .1 square mile in space, according to Axios. In spite of its remote location and minuscule measurement, the island helped to join a delivery corridor to various Ukrainian metropolitan areas. 

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By Friday night, Russian troops experienced moved on to Kyiv, the capital, where explosions could be heard and found in the darkness. Zelenskyy explained he meant to stay in the funds. He claimed Friday that the “destiny of Ukraine is becoming determined now.”

WHD News’ Peter Aitken contributed to this report. 

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