Russia withdraws from Snake Island: Moscow’s forces abandon strategic Black Sea outpost – France 24

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Russia on Thursday withdrew from Snake Island, a craggy speck of land in the Black Sea, handing Ukraine a symbolically potent political victory and depriving Moscow of a strategic outpost for its air defences and electronic warfare systems.Lifting the spirit of Kyiv residents worn down by Russia’s grinding eastern advance, Ukraine’s military said on Thursday it had driven Russia from the island with artillery and missile strikes.

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