Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says brave soldiers on Snake Island in the Black Sea were all killed by Vladimir Putin’s forces but hopes he’s wrong
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13 Ukrainian border guards on Snake Island who told a Russian warship to ‘go on their own’ when asked to surrender may be alive.
It is thought that soldiers on the small Black Sea island were killed by Russian shelling, with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky saying they were all later recognized as heroes.
But now it has emerged that they may have survived.
In a clip that quickly went viral, a Russian voiceover warned border guards that they would be attacked if they didn’t give up.
A voice said: “I am a Russian warship. “I ask you to fold your arms in surrender to avoid bloodshed and unnecessary deaths. Otherwise, you will be bombed.”
The Ukrainian replied: “Russian warship … go on your own.”
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The State Border Service of Ukraine said in a statement posted on their Facebook where the bodyguards might be alive.
Immediately after the attack, Russian media reported that they were taken prisoner from their base on Snake Island in the Black Sea to Sevastopol, a Crimean port city.
Ukrainian officials said in a Facebook post that border guards were attacked from the ship by Russian aircraft and weapons, and they subsequently lost contact with them.
Now it seems that the guards have been killed.
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Overnight in Ukraine, the night saw several massive explosions at oil and gas facilities in the Kyiv region and other locations, and claims of a Russian attack on a radioactive dump in the capital.
According to reports, there have been strikes on an oil terminal in the Luhansk People’s Republic in Rovenky, a coal mining city.
“It could have been a missile attack, our emergency services have moved to the site,” an LPR source said.
The origin of the alleged attack in the LPR is unclear.
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In Kyiv, Ukrainian sources claimed a Russian artillery strike hit a radioactive dump.
One report said: “The occupiers fired at a radioactive object in Kyiv. “They attacked the radioactive burial ground…
“Although the radiation monitoring system failed, the surveillance cameras recorded the shelling.”
Preliminary assessment found “no threat to people outside the sanitary protection zone”.
Russian defense sources claim they have agreed with Ukrainian forces a treaty guaranteeing safety at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
Radiation levels are described as normal.
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